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Kaveh Waddell Kaveh Waddell is an associate editor at The Atlantic.
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The Supreme Court Just Cleared the Path for Same-Sex Marriage in 5 More States

October 6, 2014 The Supreme Court on Monday declined to review seven same-sex marriage appeals, allowing same-sex marriages to go ahead in five states and putting off a potential landmark case on marriage at the Court. After lower courts struck down same-sex marriage bans in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin, the decisions...

States Take the Lead on Sexual-Assault Reform

September 30, 2014 The conversation about sexual assault on American college campuses has taken on a sense of urgency as it has been elevated to the national level, including through a new White House-sponsored campaign called "It's On Us." But lawmakers in Washington are slow to enact reforms, and states are stepping in...

Meet the Muslim Leader Helping Obama Fight ISIL

September 29, 2014 The White House is taking a closer look at the role of religion in its campaign against violent extremism in the Middle East. In a speech last week laced with references to religion, President Obama called on Muslim leaders and youth alike to reject the barbaric ideologies of extremist groups...

Meet the Controversial Muslim Leader Who Has Advised the White House

September 29, 2014 The White House is taking a closer look at the role of religion in its campaign against violent extremism in the Middle East. In a speech last week laced with references to religion, President Obama called on Muslim leaders and youth alike to reject the barbaric ideologies of extremist groups...

Iran Says the West Should Step Aside in the Fight Against ISIL

September 25, 2014 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took the podium at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday to berate the West for "strategic mistakes" and to ask the international community to leave the fight against Islamic extremism to regional powers. Rouhani painted a bleak picture of the political landscape in the Middle...

Lessons Learned: U.S. Secessionist Groups Reflect on the Scottish Referendum

September 22, 2014 Scottish voters on Thursday chose to keep Scotland a part of the United Kingdom in a referendum on independence. Before the vote, independence movements in the U.S. looked to the Scottish secession campaign for inspiration—now, in the aftermath of the failed secession, the same groups are considering the lessons they...

Obama's ISIS Strategy Will Not Achieve Its Goals, Security Insiders Say

September 18, 2014 The president's strategy of launching air strikes against ISIS and arming its opponents will not achieve the goal of "degrading and destroying" the group, according to 63 percent of National Journal's Security Insiders. Some Insiders who said the campaign would meet its goals were confident in the ability of U.S....

Islamic State Releases Video That Appears to Show Execution of British Aid Worker

September 14, 2014 A video released by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria on Saturday appeared to show a masked militant executing British aid worker David Cawthorne Haines. The UK foreign office said that it is "working urgently to verify" the video. The footage was shot in what seemed to be the...

As the Anti-Islamic State Coalition Takes Shape, Turkey Remains Reluctant

September 12, 2014 Ten Arab states have pledged to join the U.S. in its campaign to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, while some American allies in Europe are less eager to sign up to fight. The agreement came out of talks between Secretary of State John Kerry...

What Three U.S. Secessionist Groups Think About the Scottish Independence Movement

September 11, 2014 The campaign for Scottish independence has garnered international interest, especially since recent polls indicated, for the first time, that success is within reach for the movement to break away from the United Kingdom. Some secessionist groups here in the United States are finding inspiration in the developments across the Atlantic...