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Foreign Policy
Jan 19, 2019

Al-Shabab Wants You To Know It's Alive and Well
The brutal attack in Kenya is designed to show Washington and the world that the terrorist group is still a force to be reckoned with in East Africa.

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Jan 19, 2019

Once Muckrakers, Now Capitalists
How Chinese journalists traded censorship for the tech boom.

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Jan 19, 2019

Will Brexit Blow Up Britain's Conservative Party?
Europe has ended the careers of many a Tory prime minister. If Theresa May can't forge a deal that carries a majority, she could send the party into the political wilderness.

Foreign Policy
Jan 18, 2019

Trump to Hold Second Meeting With North Korea's Kim Next Month
The U.S. president will press his counterpart for more tangible commitments to dismantle nuclear weapons.

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Jan 18, 2019

The True Mystery Man in the Trump Probe: Putin
Even if Trump is impeached, U.S. investigators are unlikely to find the Russian president's fingerprints.

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Jan 18, 2019

No Sweeping Free Trade Deal, Brussels Tells Washington
EU's terms for talks could herald another trade setback for Trump.

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Jan 18, 2019

It's Time to Stand Up to Russia's Aggression in Ukraine
Putin's latest ploy in the Kerch Strait must be countered fast.

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Jan 18, 2019

Can State's New Cyber Bureau Hack It?
The U.S. State Department is working to stand up a new cybersecurity bureau, but it's hobbled by debates with lawmakers on its purpose and mandate.

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Jan 18, 2019

Detainees Are Trickling Out of Xinjiang's Camps
House arrest or forced labor awaits most of those released so far in what may be a public relations ploy.

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Jan 18, 2019

Palestinian in Israel
The population the government refers to as "Arab-Israeli" is increasingly embracing the term "Palestinian."

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Jan 18, 2019

Budapest Blues
On the podcast: What it's like to be a journalist in Orban's Hungary.

Foreign Policy
Jan 17, 2019

Russia's Conventional Weapons Are Deadlier Than Its Nukes
Withdrawing from the INF treaty would take the United States one step forward and many steps back on international security.

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Jan 17, 2019

Trump's Muscular New Plan to Fend Off Russian and Chinese Missiles
The U.S. president rolled out the most ambitious missile defense strategy since the end of the Cold War.

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Jan 17, 2019

Hungary Finally Has an Opposition Worth a Damn
The country's youngest party has united the left and right against Viktor Orban.

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Jan 17, 2019

Zimbabwe Crackdown Saps Hopes of Reform
The violence is a blow to Zimbabweans who hoped for greater freedom of expression in the post-Mugabe era.

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Jan 17, 2019

South Korea Is an Ally, Not a Puppet
Washington's image of Seoul is stuck in the 1970s. It's time to move on.

Foreign Policy
Jan 17, 2019

The Maybot and the Marxist
A stubborn prime minister and an intransigent opposition leader have brought British politics to a standstill. Parliament is poised to seize control of the Brexit process, but that doesn't necessarily mean a referendum rerun.

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Jan 17, 2019

Defenders of Human Rights Are Making a Comeback
With larger powers in retreat, small countries and civil society groups have stepped up—and they have won some significant victories.

Foreign Policy
Jan 16, 2019

U.S. Increasingly Concerned About a Chinese Attack on Taiwan
The Pentagon says reunification is the primary driver of China's military modernization.

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Jan 16, 2019

Theresa May Stays but Only in Name
A thin victory in the no-confidence vote leaves no one really running the country.

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Jan 16, 2019

Theresa May Stays, But Only in Name
A thin victory in the no-confidence vote leaves no one really running the country.

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Jan 16, 2019

Trump Is Making the Mess in Syria Even Messier
He inherited the conflict. It's up to him to resolve it responsibly.

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Jan 16, 2019

ByteDance Can't Outrun Beijing's Shadow
The Chinese social media firm is the most valued start-up in the world—but it's going to hit political walls.

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Jan 16, 2019

Hunger Strike Gains Momentum in Azerbaijan
Seeing Baku as a strategic partner, the United States and Europe overlook rights violations.

Foreign Policy
Jan 16, 2019

There's Officially Nobody in Charge of Britain
The United Kingdom is facing a generational crisis and adults are nowhere to be found in Parliament.

Foreign Policy
Jan 16, 2019

American Troops Die in Syria as Trump Team Squabbles
U.S. Syria policy is dogged by infighting and confusion.

Foreign Policy
Jan 16, 2019

Trump Can't Do That. Can He?
On NATO withdrawal and other issues, it turns out presidential powers are constrained by norms but not laws.

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Jan 16, 2019

Morocco's Crackdown Won't Silence Dissent
Across the country, protesters are increasingly willing to criticize the government and the monarchy—even in the face of repression.

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Jan 16, 2019

The World Bank Needs to Join the 21st Century
The next president of the world's largest development organization needs to chart a new direction for a new era.

Foreign Policy
Jan 16, 2019

The Golan Heights Should Be Israeli Forever
At least one of Israel's occupations will be permanent, whether anyone else likes it or not.

Foreign Policy
Jan 16, 2019

The Golan Heights Should Stay Israeli Forever
At least one of Israel's occupations will be permanent, whether anyone else likes it or not.

Foreign Policy
Jan 15, 2019

The Beginning of the End of Britain's Brexit Fantasy
Maybe the worst part of the Brexit boondoggle is that the "better" trade deals the U.K. wanted were probably never going to happen.

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Jan 15, 2019

A Very British Thrashing
Parliament stomps on May's Brexit dreams.

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Jan 15, 2019

The Old Regime and the Yellow Revolution
France's protest movement has become a crisis of legitimacy for Emmanuel Macron—and the country's constitutional order.

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Jan 15, 2019

Trump Appointee Who Compiled Loyalty List at U.N. and State Steps Down
Mari Stull faced investigations from an internal watchdog and a House committee.

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Jan 15, 2019

Club Med: Israel, Egypt, and Others Form New Natural Gas Group
The new grouping is meant to jump-start the Eastern Mediterranean's energy revolution.

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Jan 15, 2019

Ebola Has Gotten So Bad, It's Normal
Africa isn't just dealing with an outbreak anymore—and that's bad news for everyone.

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Jan 15, 2019

The Belt and Road Initiative Is a Corruption Bonanza
Despots and crooks are using China's infrastructure project to stay in power—with Beijing's help.

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Jan 15, 2019

The Patriarchy Strikes Back in China
Attempts to crush feminists and labor activists linking up show what the Communist Party fears most.

Foreign Policy
Jan 15, 2019

Don't Let Ethiopia Become the Next Yugoslavia
Federations of ethnonational states can become explosive during moments of political liberalization. Abiy Ahmed must tread carefully to avoid a Balkan nightmare.

Foreign Policy
Jan 14, 2019

Chinese Investment in the United States and Europe Plummets
The trade war and new U.S. regulations aimed at China are major factors.

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Jan 14, 2019

As West Grows Wary, Chinese Investment Plummets
The trade war and new U.S. regulations aimed at China are major factors.

Foreign Policy
Jan 14, 2019

Give Peace With North Korea a Chance, but Remember Plan B
Diplomacy is working—for now.

Foreign Policy
Jan 14, 2019

What to Read on Brexit
Ten things to read or listen to before the British Parliament votes on Prime Minister Theresa May's proposed plan to leave the European Union.

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Jan 14, 2019

Here's Why Colombia Opened Its Arms to Venezuelan Migrants—Until Now
For years, Colombians fleeing violence left for Venezuela. Now mass migration flows the other way.

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Jan 14, 2019

Security Brief: Trump, Russia Bombshells Shake Washington; Prepping for War with Iran
The FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation targeting the president, Trump seized notes from talks with Putin, and the White House requested military options on Iran.

Foreign Policy
Jan 11, 2019

Border Agents Go Unpaid as Trump Mulls ‘National Emergency'
As the government shutdown over the wall nears record length, close to 100,000 CBP and ICE employees are working without pay.

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Jan 11, 2019

Border Agents Go Unpaid as Trump Mulls National Emergency
As the government shutdown over the wall nears record length, close to 100,000 CBP and ICE employees are working without pay.

Foreign Policy
Jan 11, 2019

Spy vs. Spy, El Chapo Edition
Joaquín Guzmán Loera loved spyware—and it ultimately did him in.

Foreign Policy
Jan 11, 2019

The Shutdown Has Foggy Bottom in a Funk
While diplomats file for unemployment benefits and seek school lunches for their children, Mike Pompeo is making unpaid workers organize a big ambassadors' conference in D.C.

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Jan 11, 2019

The Belarusian President Won't Go Down Without a Fight
Tensions between Moscow and Minsk have sparked worries over another Russian annexation.

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Jan 11, 2019

Climate Change Evangelist
On the podcast: A scientist who is also an evangelical Christian wants conservatives to believe in climate change.

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Jan 11, 2019

Climate Change Prophet
On the podcast: A scientist who is also an evangelical Christian wants conservatives to understand the dangers of climate change.

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Jan 11, 2019

Beijing Trained Me to Cover Trump's America
Reporters need to start treating DC like a foreign posting.

Foreign Policy
Jan 11, 2019

Welcome to the People's Democratic Republic of America
Reporters need to start treating DC like a foreign posting.

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Jan 11, 2019

U.S. to Ease Limits on Humanitarian Aid to North Korea
Aid groups welcome the move, but it's not likely to unlock stalled nuclear negotiations.

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Jan 11, 2019

Truth First, Reconciliation Later
After decades of dictatorship, Gambia has launched a truth commission. But in a country where some victims were also perpetrators, delivering justice to all won't be easy.

Foreign Policy
Jan 10, 2019

A Diplomatic Breakthrough for Washington in Europe's Last Dictatorship
Belarus lifts a cap on the number of U.S. diplomats allowed in the country as Minsk looks west and spars with Moscow.

Foreign Policy
Jan 10, 2019

Diplomatic Breakthrough for Washington in Europe's Last Dictatorship
Belarus lifts a cap on the number of U.S. diplomats allowed in the country as Minsk looks west and spars with Moscow.

Foreign Policy
Jan 10, 2019

U.S. Military Readies to Pay for Trump's Border Wall
The Pentagon is looking through its accounts for spare change in case the president declares a national emergency.

Foreign Policy
Jan 10, 2019

Iran's Next Supreme Leader Is Dead
And it's not going to be easy for the Islamic Republic to survive without him.

Foreign Policy
Jan 10, 2019

China's #MeToo Activists Have Transformed a Generation
A small group of feminists has shifted attitudes—and prompted harsh pushback.

Foreign Policy
Jan 10, 2019

Chinese Censors Really Don't Want You to Watch These Sex Ed Videos
Educator Chang Mengran is trying to teach Chinese women about their own bodies.

Foreign Policy
Jan 10, 2019

Dear Pentagon: It's Not How Big Your Budget Is. It's How You Use It.
Arguments about defense spending should be focused on foreign policy and what the military actually wants to do.

Foreign Policy
Jan 10, 2019

Boeing Finally Set to Deliver Years-Delayed Tanker to U.S. Air Force
The Air Force's effort to buy a new refueling tanker is a long and sordid tale that dates back to 2001.

Foreign Policy
Jan 10, 2019

Don't Blame Everything on Erdogan
The Turkish government doesn't have a soft spot for the Islamic State, and Ankara stands to lose more than anyone if the terrorist group makes a comeback.

Foreign Policy
Jan 09, 2019

Why the Indictment of the Lawyer at the Trump Tower Meeting Matters
Veselnitskaya is charged with obstructing justice—hand in glove with the Russian government.

Foreign Policy
Jan 09, 2019

This Is the Uprising Sudan's Genocidal Dictator Always Feared
The country's current protests include all sections of society—and may soon topple Omar al-Bashir's entire regime.

Foreign Policy
Jan 09, 2019

Mike Pompeo Is Flying Solo in the Middle East
The Trump administration still lacks key ambassadors and senior diplomats to help tackle its biggest foreign-policy challenges.

Foreign Policy
Jan 09, 2019

African Leaders Must Act to Stop Electoral Fraud in Congo
South Africa and Angola have influence, but there is little indication that they are using it to ensure that Congolese government respects the will of the voters. Their silence will harm the continent's growth.

Foreign Policy
Jan 08, 2019

The Problem With America's Syria Policy Isn't Trump. It's Syria.
There's a reason the current president's approach to the war-torn country is as confused as Obama's was. Syria is a no-win situation.

Foreign Policy
Jan 08, 2019

New Charges Against Russian Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr. Reveal Her Ties to Kremlin
Veselnitskaya saw no difference between her client and the Russian government, said a source close to the case.

Foreign Policy
Jan 08, 2019

Pentagon Industrial Policy Chief Tapped for Chief of Staff
Acting defense secretary's decision to tap Eric Chewning, who manages industrial policy for the Pentagon, is a fig leaf to chief weapons buyer Ellen Lord.

Foreign Policy
Jan 08, 2019

Pentagon Industrial Policy Head Tapped for Chief of Staff
Acting defense secretary's decision to tap Eric Chewning, who manages industrial policy for the Pentagon, is an olive branch to chief weapons buyer Ellen Lord.

Foreign Policy
Jan 08, 2019

Lawsuits Seek to Stop Censure of Israel Boycott Movement
The ACLU is fighting efforts by state legislatures to force contractors to pledge they won't back BDS.

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Jan 08, 2019

McFaul: Whelan's Arrest Is ‘Very Strange'
The former U.S. ambassador to Russia says the former Marine's detention doesn't fit the pattern of previous ones.

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Jan 08, 2019

America's Freedom of Navigation Operations Are Lost at Sea
Far wider measures are needed to challenge Beijing's maritime aggression.

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Jan 08, 2019

Nationalists of the World, Unite!
Yoram Hazony's work provides a global scaffolding for the new far-right.

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Jan 08, 2019

While Trump Sows Confusion, It's Business as Usual for U.S. Troops in Syria
Despite the rhetoric in Washington, the United States continues to conduct air and artillery strikes—and has not yet sent troops home.

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Jan 08, 2019

Poland Is Trying to Make Abortion Dangerous, Illegal, and Impossible
Ireland voted to liberalize abortion laws. The far-right government in Warsaw is moving in the opposite direction.

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Jan 08, 2019

Poland Is Trying to Make Abortion Dangerous, Illegal, and Impossible.
Ireland voted to liberalize abortion laws. The far-right government in Warsaw is moving in the opposite direction.

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Jan 08, 2019

Brazil's Love Affair With Diplomacy Is Dead
A leader in liberal internationalism is about to turn its back on the world.

Foreign Policy
Jan 07, 2019

A New Cold War Has Begun
The United States and China will be locked in a contest for decades. But Washington can win if it stays more patient than Beijing.

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Jan 07, 2019

The World Should Be Watching Bangladesh's Election Debacle
The ruling party is making a mockery of the electoral process, pandering to Islamic extremists, and turning the country into an authoritarian state

Foreign Policy
Jan 07, 2019

Welcome to Congress. Here's How to Run the World.
A crash course in international affairs for Washington's newest arrivals.

Foreign Policy
Jan 07, 2019

No Smiles Across the Taiwan Strait
Wars of words leave peace a long way off — and more aggression on the table.

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Jan 07, 2019

Paul Whelan's Brother: Family Knew Little About His Interest in Russia
They learned about the Marine's dishonorable discharge from media.

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Jan 07, 2019

Holy Land for Sale
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate is selling church land that's ending up in the hands of Israeli settler groups. Its Palestinian Christian congregants are furious.

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Jan 07, 2019

China Is Shooting Itself in the Foot Over Huawei
Beijing's hostage diplomacy is confirming the West's suspicions.

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Jan 07, 2019

Security Brief: Pentagon Exodus Continues After Mattis's Departure
Senior officials head for the exits at Defense Department, Trump walks back Syria withdrawal plans, American Islamic State fighters captured, North Korea turns toward coal.

Foreign Policy
Jan 06, 2019

In Nepal, Tradition Is Killing Women
The Hindu practice of chhaupadi is dangerous and deadly, but legislation is not enough to stop it.

Foreign Policy
Jan 05, 2019

Our Best Weekend Reads
Including Trump's surprising comments on Syria and Afghanistan and a game of musical chairs at the Pentagon.

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Jan 05, 2019

China's Muslims Brace for Attacks
First, it was the Uighurs. Now, other Muslim minorities are being threatened—and the worst may be yet be to come.

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Jan 05, 2019

A Jury of Peers
How Ireland used a Citizens' Assembly to solve some of its toughest problems.

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Jan 05, 2019

Michel Houellebecq Hated Europe Before You Did
The latest novel by France's most famous author cements his reputation as a prophet of populism.

Foreign Policy
Jan 04, 2019

Why Isn't Trump Talking About the American Jailed in Russia?
A president who takes pride in freeing U.S. detainees abroad has been strangely silent about Paul Whelan.

Foreign Policy
Jan 04, 2019

Why Jim Webb Might Be Trump's Ideal Secretary of Defense
His many controversial comments often align with the president's views.

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Jan 04, 2019

Will Pelosi Be the First to Out-Bully Trump?
Their clash over the wall represents two irreconcilable views of America—portending no end to the shutdown.

Foreign Policy
Jan 04, 2019

The China Syndrome
On the podcast: A former CIA analyst on Beijing's interference in the affairs of other countries.

Foreign Policy
Jan 04, 2019

Brazil Was a Global Leader on Climate Change. Now It's a Threat.
Jair Bolsonaro's government could roll back decades of progress on clean energy and reducing deforestation.

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