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What is going on in Pakistan? And why has the US been dragged into it?

Still Pakistan’s poster boy? Farooq Naeem/AFP via Getty Images Ayesha Jalal, Tufts University Pakistan, a nuclear nation that is home to some 220 million people, is in a political mess. On April 3, 2022, Prime Minister – and former national sporting hero – Imran Khan dissolved Parliament to get ahead of a no-confidence vote. That vote would have seen parliamentarians …

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Who really defeated the Islamic State – Obama or Trump?

People look at the remains of an exploded vehicle that the Islamic State used as a suicide bomb, on display in Iran in September 2020. Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images

People look at the remains of an exploded vehicle that the Islamic State used as a suicide bomb, on display in Iran in September 2020. Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images Brian Glyn Williams, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth One common claim by President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has been that his administration beat IS, or what’s formally known as the Islamic …

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