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The U.N. must coordinate the fight against the Islamic State
The U.N. must coordinate the fight against the Islamic State

Sectarian violence is tearing apart much of the Middle East. One of the major antagonists, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is also becoming a serious domestic security challenge for more than 80 countries around the world grappling with concerns about foreign terrorist fighters who have left their homes to go fight abroad. Nearly 15,000 young men and women from North Africa, North America, Europe, Oceania and beyond have traveled to fight in Syria and Iraq. Even if just a handful of them were to return home with the intent to do harm, it would be a serious security problem. A 29-year-old French citizen attacked a Jewish museum in Belgium earlier this year, killing four...

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