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Foreign Policy
Dec 15, 2017

Combatting Chinese Economic Coercion in the NSS
The Trump administration needs a robust plan to make sure America remains the world''s most powerful economy.

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Dec 15, 2017

Tillerson Backtracks on Overture to North Korea, Slams China and Russia
'North Korea must earn its way back to the table,' Tillerson told U.N.

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Dec 15, 2017

A Billionaire, a Minority Government, and a Few Communists Walk Into Parliament…
Confused? So are Czechs.

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Dec 15, 2017

Hey, shut up about being the best military in the world, because we might not be (A)
After eight years at Foreign Policy, here are the ten most popular Best Defense posts.

Foreign Policy
Dec 15, 2017

Beijing Can't Understand Taiwan's Democracy
The Communist Party is baffled — and angered — by the new activism across the straits.

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Dec 15, 2017

SitRep: Trump and Putin Chat; White House Staffers Rip Into Tillerson and McMaster
China keeps building islands, U.S. Army takes a hard looks at its Mosul operation

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Dec 15, 2017

What Vladimir Putin Really Wants in the Middle East
A new book translates Russia''s fears and hopes for Syria, and the wider region, for an American audience.

Foreign Policy
Dec 14, 2017

Haley's ‘Smoking Gun' on Iran Met With Skepticism at U.N.
She claims 'undeniable evidence' that Iran is violating U.N. restrictions. But not everyone is on board yet.

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Dec 14, 2017

Rex Tillerson Is About to Make a Terrible Mistake
The knives are out for 'F' at the State Department. The secretary should be strengthening rather than dismantling it.

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Dec 14, 2017

Putin Praises, Defends Trump and Revs Up Own Re-election Bid
In his annual marathon press conference, the Russian president buttered up his American counterpart and cut loose from the party he once led.

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Dec 14, 2017

The Guerrilla Campaign Against McMaster Is Alive and Well
Now critics claim the national security advisor is hurting efforts to recruit senior White House intelligence advisors.

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Dec 14, 2017

Head of Congressional Ethics Office Sued for Abusing Position, Accused of Assaulting Women
A key official involved in House investigations faces a federal lawsuit alleging misconduct.

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Dec 14, 2017

America Needs NAFTA to Win
The U.S. economy has grown because of NAFTA. Scuttling it now would do grievous damage.

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Dec 14, 2017

Whistleblower Guardian for Spies Escorted Out of Intelligence Agency Building
The clashes at the Office of the Intelligence Community Inspector General continue to escalate.

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Dec 14, 2017

Excerpt From ‘Illusions of Victory': Here's Why the Iraqi Awakening Broke Down
In Iraq, the U.S invasion toppled over society and let sectarian dynamics run their course.

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Dec 14, 2017

Mohammad bin Salman Doesn't Want to Talk About Jerusalem
Saudi Arabia's rulers have lots of worries, but Trump's announcement about the holy city isn't one of them.

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Dec 14, 2017

Mohammed bin Salman Doesn't Want to Talk About Jerusalem
Saudi Arabia's rulers have lots of worries, but Trump's announcement about the holy city isn't one of them.

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Dec 14, 2017

Book Excerpt: In ‘Enlisting Faith,' the Navy Takes Vietnamese Catholics South
It was hot and muggy as monsoon season crested in the summer of 1954.

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Dec 14, 2017

The Secret History of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco
Overflights, mapping fiber-optic networks, 'strange activities.' Moscow's West Coast spies were busy.

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Dec 14, 2017

SitRep: New Drama Over Potential Talks With North Korea
New report out on U.S. weapons used by ISIS; Senator blasts Tillerson

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Dec 14, 2017

Theresa May Just Negotiated Away the United Kingdom
The price of hard Brexit will be the end of the nation as we know it.

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Dec 14, 2017

North Korea Had Spurned Talks With U.S. Due to Trump's Latest Sanctions
Despite months of secret contacts, North Korea has been playing hard to get back to the negotiating table - even as Rex Tillerson reaches out again.

Foreign Policy
Dec 13, 2017

Why Israel Should Be Worried About Getting Into Bed with Trump
There''s long been a bipartisan consensus on support for Israel. That may soon be history.

Foreign Policy
Dec 13, 2017

From Bahrain to Jerusalem
A Bahraini delegation's trip to Israel is the latest sign of the Gulf monarchies' burgeoning alliance with the Jewish state.

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Dec 13, 2017

Egypt's Civil Society Is on Life Support
Under the guise of fighting a 'war on terrorism,' Cairo is cracking down on organizations that shed light on its abuses.

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Dec 13, 2017

Why is Lloyd's of London Insuring American Guns?
The iconic British insurance market is good at pooling risk. But critics fear the policies it underwrites could fuel gun violence.

Foreign Policy
Dec 13, 2017

Trump Administration Seeks to Slash Counterterrorism Funding
On the chopping block: incident response teams, air marshals, and nuclear detection.

Foreign Policy
Dec 13, 2017

Reading Rainbow: Take a Look
With the holidays upon us, a collection of military and history books worth checking out.

Foreign Policy
Dec 13, 2017

Learning to Fight When Screens Go Dark
If we woke up tomorrow and found that none of our laptops, iPhones, iPads, or personal assistants worked, what would we do?

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Dec 13, 2017

SitRep: McMaster Calls Out Russia, While Trump Squashes Russian Rules in Bill
Haley to offer evidence of Iranian meddling; another General sees victory in Afghanistan

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Dec 13, 2017

Poland's Prime Minister Is a Technocrat Banker and a Far-Right Populist at the Same Time
Mateusz Morawiecki used to run an international bank. Now he leads an illiberal government.

Foreign Policy
Dec 12, 2017

Tillerson Open To Talks With North Korea
Secretary of State says he''ll talk 'until the first bomb drops,' redoubling a diplomatic effort to defuse the threat of a nuclear showdown.

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Dec 12, 2017

The Fate of Social Democracy Is Being Decided in Germany
Germany's center-left has is considering another bargain with Angela Merkel, with the EU hanging in the balance — and its own survival.

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Dec 12, 2017

Why Recognizing Jerusalem Is Good for Peace
Until the Palestinians realize that Israel is here to stay and start negotiating in earnest, it behooves Washington to signal that they are losing ground.

Foreign Policy
Dec 12, 2017

The Walking Dead
As U.S. troops draw down, the Afghan military struggles to provide care for its countless wounded soldiers — on the battlefield and at home.

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Dec 12, 2017

Operation Mr. Coffee: A Military Memoir
A mission of capital importance

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Dec 12, 2017

Quote of the Day 
How the military misapprehends cyberspace — and how that in turn undercuts cyber deterrence.

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Dec 12, 2017

Congress Weighs Threat of Moscow Wielding the Energy Weapon
The 'mere threat of a cutoff gives Russia political leverage' over Europe.

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Dec 12, 2017

SitRep: Is North Korea Making Bio Weapons?
Russia sticking around Syria; How ISIS built its arsenal

Foreign Policy
Dec 11, 2017

Jerusalem: After 30 Years of Hope and Failure, What's Next for Israel/Palestine?
The United States has forfeited its authority as a neutral broker. It may be time for the Palestinian street to have its say.

Foreign Policy
Dec 11, 2017

America Is Heading for an Unprecedented Constitutional Crisis
The Republican Party is ready to serve as an accomplice to obstruction of justice.

Foreign Policy
Dec 11, 2017

Trump's Jerusalem Policy Is More Ambiguous Than It Seems
And that's going to lead to even bigger problems down the road.

Foreign Policy
Dec 11, 2017

Grand Strategy Is Overrated
Why President Trump shouldn''t necessarily heed the long-term vision of his own National Security Strategy.

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Dec 11, 2017

Warning to Congress: Bad Iran Legislation Is Worse Than No Iran Legislation
President Trump can''t let the House and Senate play politics with Iranian nuclear deal.

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Dec 11, 2017

A Shoutout for Two Key Things Harold Brown Did as Defense Secretary Under Carter
A forgotten legacy.

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Dec 11, 2017

Moral Repugnance: A Response to ‘Can't Kill Enough to Win? Think Again'
There are multiple ways ways to describe retired Lt. Col. David Bolgiano and John Taylor''s article in the December issue of Proceedings.

Foreign Policy
Dec 11, 2017

SitRep: Putin Lands in Syria, Talks Defense Deals With Egypt
Another big resignation at State Dept.; Iranian missiles with American parts

Foreign Policy
Dec 09, 2017

U.S. Diplomat's Resignation Signals Wider Exodus From State Department
One diplomat's stinging resignation letter offers a glimpse into the weakening State Department under Trump.

Foreign Policy
Dec 08, 2017

White House Names Trump Loyalist to Iran Policy Job at State Department
The Trump administration''s pick for the Iran post will likely back a more aggressive stance.

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Dec 08, 2017

U.N. Panel Finds Evidence of Iranian Hardware in Yemeni Rebels' Missile. And American.
Investigation into weapon''s origins yields clues, but no smoking gun.

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Dec 08, 2017

Trump Administration Blindsided Palestinian Leaders on Jerusalem Designation
U.S. officials failed to mention the impending recognition of the holy city as Israel's capital just days before Trump's announcement.

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Dec 08, 2017

As Russia Subverts Missile Treaty, U.S. Looking at New Weapons
Since 1987, Europe has been off limits for medium-range missiles. Russia — and now the United States — seems ready to tear up that detente.

Foreign Policy
Dec 08, 2017

Rational Security on the E.R.: The 'When You're President They Let You Do It' Edition
From possibly obstructing justice to keeping his finances under wraps, President Trump is giving new meaning to 'when you''re a star, they let you do it.'

Foreign Policy
Dec 08, 2017

I Was Hillary Clinton's Chief Foreign Policy Advisor. And I Have a #MeToo Mea Culpa.
Men in positions of power need to do better. That includes me.

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Dec 08, 2017

I Was Hillary Clinton's Chief Foreign-Policy Advisor. And I Have a #MeToo Mea Culpa.
Men in positions of power need to do better. That includes me.

Foreign Policy
Dec 08, 2017

The Unsolved Mystery of Michael Flynn's Plea Deal
It might be a dramatic breakthrough in the investigation of Donald Trump — or a revelation of Robert Mueller''s weak hand.

Foreign Policy
Dec 08, 2017

Military Mischief: O-5 and Above Edition
A brief list of recent military wrongdoing.

Foreign Policy
Dec 08, 2017

It is High Time to do Away With the President's Nuclear ‘Football'
The recent Senate foreign relations committee meeting on nuclear weapons introduced some unsettling possibilities.

Foreign Policy
Dec 08, 2017

Don't Mess with This Military Working Dog
A military working dog on the go.

Foreign Policy
Dec 08, 2017

Who's Afraid of a Balance of Power?
The United States is ignoring the most basic principle of international relations, to its own detriment.

Foreign Policy
Dec 08, 2017

Don't Trust China's Opening of Its Financial Sector
Inviting foreign investors into a closed economy is a lot easier said than done.

Foreign Policy
Dec 08, 2017

SitRep: Trump Jerusalem Decision Sparks Day of Rage Across Middle East
Temporary government funding bill pushed through, fighting ebbs in Yemen

Foreign Policy
Dec 07, 2017

Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Is Not a Disaster
But the Trump administration needs to walk a very fine line with Palestine and Arab states.

Foreign Policy
Dec 07, 2017

Tillerson: Biggest Snag in U.S.-Russia Relations is Ukraine, Not Election Meddling
U.S. ‘badly'' wants to mend fences with Moscow, Secretary of State Tillerson says.

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Dec 07, 2017

Putin Uses Olympic Ban to Rally Support for His Presidential Bid
The IOC''s unprecedented ban on Russia for sports doping feeds his narrative of a nation under siege.

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Dec 07, 2017

The Voice of France's Materialist, America-Loving, Rock ‘n' Roll Silent Majority Is Dead
Johnny Hallyday wasn't Elvis Presley — he was Bruce Springsteen with a right-wing Gallic twist.

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Dec 07, 2017

Here's How Both Obama and Trump Stoked the Saudi-Iranian Rivalry
The United States should find a more effective way to deter Tehran and restrain Riyadh.

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Dec 07, 2017

NATO's Little Noticed but Important New Aggressive Stance on Cyber Weapons
Not many people noticed it, but last month, NATO made a dramatic change in its cyber policy.

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Dec 07, 2017

Edgar on Strategy (Part XI): Strategy, or slip-up? The Willkommen that was heard round the world
It was the invitation heard around the world. And maybe that''s the problem.

Foreign Policy
Dec 07, 2017

BuzzFeed Subpoenas Companies for DNC Hacking Information
Amid legal battle, the news site is continuing its efforts to validate the Trump dossier.

Foreign Policy
Dec 07, 2017

SitRep: State Dept. Reacts to Jerusalem Decision; U.S. Bombers Anger Pyongyang
Pentagon admits 2,000 troops in Syria; Tillerson rips Russia

Foreign Policy
Dec 06, 2017

Trump Just Sabotaged His Own Peace Process
The president has ended any hope that the United States can broker a diplomatic solution in the Holy Land.

Foreign Policy
Dec 06, 2017

Pentagon Acknowledges 2,000 Troops in Syria
Officials have no plans to withdraw U.S. forces until ISIS is beaten.

Foreign Policy
Dec 06, 2017

Germany Is Preparing to Send Refugees Back to Syria
Syria''s war isn''t over, but a growing number of German policymakers are trying to revoke asylum and send Syrians back home — against their will, if necessary.

Foreign Policy
Dec 06, 2017

The President Giving Hope to Africa's Democrats
Gambian President Adama Barrow was born the same year his country gained independence. Now, 52 years later, he''s tasked with putting it back together again.

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Dec 06, 2017

The Politician Advancing a Values-Driven Alternative to Global Leadership
This year, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland warned her country not to take the liberal world order for granted.

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Dec 06, 2017

The Journalists Igniting a Conversation on Sexual Assault
Jodi Kantor, Megan Twohey, and Ronan Farrow exposed Harvey Weinstein''s crimes against women. Thousands around the word said, '#MeToo.'

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Dec 06, 2017

Vladimir Putin Isn't as Russian as He Seems
The Russian president cloaks himself in nationalism, but that''s not where his heart is.

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Dec 06, 2017

Will the U.S. Embassy's Move to Jerusalem Matter?
Israel currently sits athwart two countervailing strategic trends.

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Dec 06, 2017

Yemen's Snake Charmer Is Dead
Long live the snakes.

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Dec 06, 2017

What's wrong with us? We're living in a tragedy but we don't know how to do that
For the first time in my life, I fear for the future of our country

Foreign Policy
Dec 06, 2017

A Nervy Idea For the Marines, and Some Outspoken Officers, in the USMC Gazette
Maj. Matthew Peterson suggests in the December issue of 'Marine Corps Gazette' that the Marines form a 'Marine Legion.'

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Dec 06, 2017

SitRep: U.S. Military Preparing for Violence in Wake of Trump Jerusalem Announcement
Marines deploying to embassies, Yemen gets worse, Tillerson's chilly reception in Europe

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Dec 06, 2017

Trump to Announce Recognition of Jerusalem
The administration risks riling the region to fulfill a campaign promise.

Foreign Policy
Dec 05, 2017

Pentagon Has No Plans to Lift Freeze on Funds for Pakistan
After the Pentagon chief''s visit to Islamabad, Washington and Islamabad remain at an impasse.

Foreign Policy
Dec 05, 2017

U.S. Cities Want to Join U.N. Migration Talks That Trump Boycotted
Urban centers want a seat at the table, even if the White House doesn''t.

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Dec 05, 2017

Trump Expected to Announce Recognition of Jerusalem
The administration risks riling the region to fulfill a campaign promise.

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Dec 05, 2017

A Message From Philippine Sen. Leila de Lima
The 2017 Global Thinker hopes that the world will 'keep watching the Philippines.'

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Dec 05, 2017

A Message From Philippine Senator Leila de Lima
The 2017 Global Thinker hopes that the world will 'keep watching the Philippines.'

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Dec 05, 2017

Donald Trump Is Guilty
The only remaining question is what exactly he''s guilty of.

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Dec 05, 2017

The Earthquake to Come in Mexico
With a wave of corruption scandals sweeping out Latin American governments, is Mexico's next to fall?

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Dec 05, 2017

Lawmakers Slam Tillerson for Botched State Department Redesign
Two top lawmakers take aim at Tillerson's handling of State Department reform, again.

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Dec 05, 2017

Lawmakers Take Aim At Tillerson's Botched State Department Redesign
Two top lawmakers take aim at Tillerson's handling of State Department reform, again.

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Dec 05, 2017

Quote of the day: For what purpose would you need a combat rocking chair?
Answer: For a military chaplain to hold and comfort wounded and dying Iraqi children.

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Dec 05, 2017

Carl Prine on the USMC's ‘Big Lie' About Every Marine Being a Rifleman
Another excerpt from an interview in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Dec 05, 2017

SitRep: Allies Warn Trump About Jerusalem Decision
Washington tells Moscow to show its roll in Syria; Huge new U.S./South Korean military exercise

Foreign Policy
Dec 04, 2017

The Evidence Is Damning: What Team Trump Knew and When
We already know that the Trump campaign was aware of — and intended to profit from — Moscow''s interference in the election.

Foreign Policy
Dec 04, 2017

Flynn's Lies Are Just the Latest in a Series
The former national security adviser's plea deal must be understood in the context of various deceits by the president and his associates.

Foreign Policy
Dec 04, 2017

The Political Operative Shaping President Trump's ‘America First' Agenda
From Breitbart News to the White House, Steve Bannon represents a powerful and disruptive force that has reshaped American politics.

Foreign Policy
Dec 04, 2017

The Director Bringing the Story of Afghan Women to the Screen
As a teenager, Roya Sadat organized performances dramatizing the Taliban''s appalling treatment of women. Today, she is one of the country''s most prominent filmmakers.

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