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Krishnadev Calamur is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees news coverage. He is a former editor and reporter at NPR and the author of Murder in Mumbai.
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Ramadi Is 'Fully Liberated'

December 28, 2015 Iraqi government troops, backed by some Sunni tribesman and U.S. airstrikes, have retaken the strategically vital city of Ramadi from the Islamic State group. “The security forces have entered the governmental buildings and raised the Iraqi flags over them after killing many ISIS militants, and the rest have escaped,” Brigadier-General...

Pentagon Acknowledges Ash Carter's Use of a Personal Email Account

December 17, 2015 Ash Carter used a personal email account to conduct at least part of his official business as defense secretary, the Pentagon has acknowledged, a practice he continued at least two months after it was revealed in March that Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, used a personal account to conduct...

Kerry, Lavrov Meet on Syria's Civil War

December 15, 2015 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Moscow for meetings he hopes will bridge the differences between the United States and Russia on ways to end the Syrian civil war. “What is important to note is that even when there have been differences between us, we have been able...

Investigating Chicago's Police Department

December 7, 2015 The Justice Department will investigate the Chicago Police Department’s use of force, Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Monday. The move comes amid the fallout over a video showing the police-involved death of Laquan McDonald, but Lynch said the investigation, which will be carried out by the Justice Department’s Civil Rights...

FBI Says it is Investigating San Bernardino Shooting as Terrorism

December 4, 2015 The FBI says it is investigating the San Bernardino, California, as an act of terrorism. The development comes as multiple news organizations are reporting that Tashfeen Malik, the wife of Syed Rizwan Farook, swore allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, on the morning the couple killed 14...

Did Russia Just Shred the Last Hope for Mending Ties with Turkey?

December 2, 2015 The tensions between Russia and Turkey show no sign of abating, with Anatoly Antonov, the Russian defense minister, repeating the allegation that Turkey trades oil with the Islamic State—and taking it one step further: accusing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his family of personally profiting from the business. “Turkey is...

ISIS ‘a Serious Threat for Some Time to Come’

December 1, 2015 The Islamic State is going to be a “serious threat for some time to come,” President Obama said Tuesday, as he pointed out the difficulty of getting Russia to join the global coalition against the group. “It’s not going to be easy,” Obama said of the fight against the Islamic...

ISIS Will Remain a 'Serious Threat for Some Time to Come,' Obama Says

December 1, 2015 The Islamic State is going to be a “serious threat for some time to come,” President Obama said Tuesday, as he pointed out the difficulty of getting Russia to join the global coalition against the group. “It’s not going to be easy,” Obama said of the fight against the Islamic...

No Apologies from Turkey for Shooting Down Russian Jet

November 30, 2015 Turkey is defending its decision last week to shoot down a Russian warplane that was carrying out airstrikes against Syrian rebels, calling it “a defensive action” and ruling out an apology. “No country can ask us to apologize [for the incident] because [we were] doing our job,” Ahmet Davutoglu, the...

Russia Suspends Egypt Flights as West's Bomb Fears Grow

November 6, 2015 President Vladimir Putin has agreed to suspend all flights to Egypt while an investigation determines what caused a Russian passenger jet to crash last weekend in the Sinai, a Kremlin spokesman said Friday. The decision came following a recommendation earlier Friday by Aleksandr Bortnikov, the head of the FSB, Russia’s...