On a recent visit to Iraq, I saw a tale of two countries: one of progress, and one of destruction. Deeper within those stories are lessons on how to deal with global insecurity, terrorism, and an unprecedented global refugee crisis.

What we are seeing in Europe is a consequence of the destabilization of the Middle East by the West that in turn has led to an acute destabilization of the West through the influx of refugees from the Middle East.

A world without war. That was the dream of the United Nations’ founding fathers. They had lived through World War II and they didn't want a repeat of the atrocities and destruction they had witnessed. They wanted permanent peace for future generations.

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