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U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping leave a business leaders event in Beijing on Nov. 9. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

America Can’t Win Great-Power Hardball

As other countries rise, global stability depends on the United States holding onto its moralism.

Students pass in front of Harvard's Widener Library on Oct. 10, 2003 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Applying to Grad School

Some unsolicited advice from a survivor of the trenches.

Protesters burn an image of U.S. President Donald Trump fashioned on a swastika as they march the streets of Manila during the start of the ASEAN meetings between heads of state on Nov. 13 in Manila, Philippines. (Jes Aznar/Getty Images)

Trump’s Worst Trip Ever. Until His Next One.

A look back at the American president’s rollercoaster ride through Asia.

U.S. President Donald Trump takes part in a welcoming ceremony with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Nov. 9 in Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump Isn’t Sure If Democracy Is Better Than Autocracy

America's president is voluntarily abdicating one of the country's biggest strategic advantages.

Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention on July 21, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

America Will Survive Trump, but It Won’t Ever Be the Same

One year after his election, the president has done more, and less, damage than feared.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (right) talks with Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) as they attend a press event on tax reform on Sept. 27, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The GOP Tax Plan Is a Threat to National Security

As our federal debt spirals up and up, military readiness will inevitably suffer.

Former campaign manager for U.S. President Donald Trump, Paul Manafort (R), leaves U.S. District Court after pleading not guilty following his indictment on federal charges on October 30, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Donald Trump’s Biggest Disinformation Campaign Yet

The Russia collusion scandal is closing in on America’s commander-in-chief of fake news.

U.S. Army soldiers salute during an anniversary ceremony of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2011 at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. (John Moore/Getty Images)

The Right Way to Honor the Troops

Contrary to the Trump administration’s suggestions, the best method for honoring soldiers is simply learning what they do.

A member of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) removes an Islamic State flag in the Syrian town of Tabqa on April 30. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

What the End of ISIS Means

Five questions to help understand what exactly America’s latest Middle Eastern war has, and hasn’t, accomplished.

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the beginning of a meeting at the White House on Jan. 31. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump Is Tarnishing the Military Brass

The president’s “generals” are serving the country at the expense of the reputation of its armed forces.

Women walk through Kabul in 1972. (Via Amnesty International UK)

How the Muslim World Lost the Freedom to Choose

A brave new book describes how Pakistan unraveled — and provides a blueprint for understanding declining pluralism across the Middle East.

President Donald Trump holds a press conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the White House Rose Garden on Oct. 16. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republicans Have Stockholm Syndrome, and It’s Getting Worse

The GOP has stopped resisting President Trump and started accelerating his race to the bottom.

Iraqi forces drive towards Kurdish Peshmerga positions on Oct. 15 on the southern outskirts of Kirkuk. (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

America Is in Denial About Iraq

The war in Iraq won’t end as long as the United States avoids deciding what it wants there.

Traditional Russian wooden nesting dolls depicting Russia's President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and then-
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on sale at a gift shop in central Moscow on Nov. 8, 2016.  (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia Has Invented Social Media Blitzkrieg

And it’s time that America learns to defend itself.

Refugees arriving from the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios in 2016. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trump Administration Wants Refugees to Fit In or Stay Out

An obscure new policy would give priority to refugees who seem like they might “assimilate.”

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