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Past articles by Charles:

Why Roy Moore May Win in Alabama

If you want to understand why Republican candidate Roy Moore may win the special US Senate election in Alabama, you have to stop thinking about sex. → Read More

Time for Change in Saudi Arabia

In order to diversify Saudi Arabia’s economy and provide a sustainable future for its youth boom, the nation must be more open to the secular world. → Read More

Why the National Anthem Protests Were Doomed to Fail

Protests of the US national anthem by athletes are doomed to failure because they are perceived as attacks on America itself, not just racism. → Read More

Qatar Confuses the West With Record Neymar Deal

Qatar is playing simultaneously on both sides of the global pitch, leaving Westerners unable to decide if it’s a friend or foe. → Read More

Senators to press administration on Iran compliance with nuke deal

Obama is expected to waive nuclear-related sanctions once the IAEA certifies Iran's cooperation in the deal. → Read More

Lawmakers say Pakistan's not doing enough to stop terror

"We want a strong partnership with the country but a new policy is long overdue," said Rep. Ed Royce. → Read More

Bowe Bergdahl will face court-martial for desertion

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will stand trial by court-martial for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, his lawyer said Monday, in connection with his actions that caused him to fall into the hands of the Taliban as a prisoner of war for five years. In a statement, Eugene Fidell, Bergdahl's civilian lawyer, expressed his disappointment that Army officials had referred him for trial by a… → Read More

Kansas officials to Obama: Don't make us a terror target

The Pentagon is considering Fort Leavenworth as a place for some or all of the remaining Gitmo detainees. → Read More

Iran: Visa waiver restrictions could violate nuclear deal

"We will take action if it proves to be against the [deal]," Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said. → Read More

The new push to shut terrorists out of social media

Activists and lawmakers are pressing the Obama administration and social media companies to do more to fight the Islamic State's use of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as weapons of war. It's an issue that's raising questions over private companies' responsibility to the public, along with the thorny issue of companies policing the speech of their users. We are losing a popularity contest to… → Read More

Lawmakers plan last-ditch effort to derail Iran sanctions relief

International Atomic Energy Agency is expected to close the file on Iran's past nuclear work next week. → Read More

House to probe claims of intelligence manipulation

The Pentagon inspector general's office also is investigating the allegations. → Read More

Lawmakers get an earful from would-be neighbors of Gitmo prisoners

Anyone who thinks President Obama will follow the law "is in for a long 13 months," Mike Pompeo said. → Read More

GOP lawmakers say closing Gitmo threatens national security

Ft. Leavenworth is one of the places officials are considering as a new home for detainees from Guantanimo. → Read More

Report: White House broke law, deceived Congress in Bergdahl-Taliban swap

The Obama administration broke the law and misled Congress in the swap last year of five Taliban leaders for a captured U.S. soldier because President Obama wanted to further his pledge to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday in a report. The 108-page report also said key Defense Department officials who might have raised red flags… → Read More

Senate Democrats compete with GOP to get tough on ISIS

Senate Democrats are pushing for a stronger effort against the Islamic State amid polls showing a rising fear of terrorism among Americans. The legislation unveiled Wednesday doesn't go as far as Republican efforts to prod President Obama would like in taking a tougher approach against the extremist group, but it's a sign congressional Democrats are concerned that the president's unwillingness… → Read More

House panel votes to arm Kurdish forces

The measure was approved by voice vote, after both Democrats and Republicans spoke in favor of the bill. → Read More

Corker: Take action against Iran's missiles

The administration "responds to Iran's violations with empty words of condemnation and concern," Corker said → Read More

Foreign fighters swarming to Islamic State

The number of foreigners making their way to the Middle East fight for the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq continues to grow, despite international efforts to stem the flow, according to a report released Tuesday. The report by The Soufan Group says there are now an estimated 27,000 to 31,000 foreigners fighting in Syria, more than double the 12,000 it estimated 18 months ago and an increase… → Read More

Report: Iran tests new ballistic missile

Iran has conducted a new test of a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, Fox News reported Monday, just as international officials met to discuss the lifting of sanctions under the nuclear agreement reached in July. The test of the Ghadr-110 missile, with an estimated range of about 1,200 miles, was conducted Nov. 21, Fox News said, quoting western intelligence… → Read More