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Published: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:30:07 GMT


Worldview: Rubin: Plan for after the fall of Mosul
As Iraqi and Kurdish troops began the operation to liberate Mosul from ISIS, with help from U.S. advisers and air power, my mind flashed back to my visit to the city in 2003.

Worldview: Trump goes deeper into dangerous waters
I guess it was only a matter of time before we got to this: Donald Trump has accused Hillary Clinton of leading a global conspiracy of international financiers who are out to destroy U.S. sovereignty. Does something about that language sound familiar?

Worldview: Rubin: Trump has no regard for rule of law
Donald Trump's threat to jail Hillary Clinton if he's elected just underlined why he so admires that "strong leader" Vladimir Putin. No pesky checks on executive power when you operate out of the Kremlin. Send your opponents to Siberia and no one says "boo."

Worldview: Nobel committee averts its eyes
The Nobel committee just joined the rest of the world in betraying the Syrian people - by failing to give the peace prize to the group that deserved it the most.

Worldview: Rubin: Wartime allies deserve visas
Amid all the ugly, anti-immigration talk this election season, at least one category of immigrants should be sacrosanct: those who helped the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan at great risk to their lives.

Worldview: How to build on Shimon Peres' dream?
World leaders assembled in Israel last week for the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres were marking more than his passing. They were mourning the end of a dream.

Worldview: Trump's laziness would endanger national security
Even Trump supporters are bemoaning the fact that the Donald refused to prep sufficiently for the first presidential debate. But his lapse was more than a display intellectual laziness. It goes to the heart of why a President Trump would endanger American security and why he must never become America's commander-in-chief.

Worldview: Clinton is the clear leader on national security
When Hillary Clinton faces off against Donald Trump in Monday's debate, security issues will be high on the agenda. In a year when terrorism dominates headlines, this issue is crucial. In a rational world, Clinton would dominate, given her broad experience and his ferocious display of ignorance.

Worldview: Trump's foreign policy comments scare national security experts
Many readers who criticized my Sunday column on the security dangers of a Trump presidency claimed that my views were the result of "liberal" bias.

Worldview: Trump's world in 2020: Scary
It's time to focus laserlike attention on the meaning of a Donald Trump presidency for America's security. Until now, the presumption that Trump wouldn't win or doesn't really mean what he says has led to insufficient scrutiny of how his presidency would threaten our safety. Many security experts - including leading Republicans - have raised concerns, but their protests haven't risen to the level of the danger.