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Daily News Briefing

June 2014

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There are 51.2 million refugees in the world -- each a family disrupted by conflict. Leadership should be about reducing that number.

The conflict touched off by an assassin in Sarajevo 100 years ago tomorrow underscores the danger of national pride and overconfident militarism.

Privacy is essential to individual freedom, a bulwark against an intrusive, oppressive state.

Just as fundamentalism oversteps with harshness, authoritarianism oversteps with restrictiveness.

The issue in both Iraq and Ukraine is structuring a compromise that incorporates opponents and decreases opposition.

ISIS currently has the upper hand. But that may not last.

Hearing news of freedom

Truth doesn't always travel fast, but when it is finally known it changes the world.

US air power can help turn the tide in Iraq. But it will be up to Iraqis to halt the ISIS offensive.

Quitting hydrocarbons isn’t easy.

The United States and Iran have a long and troubled history.