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National Security Adviser John Bolton speaks on a morning television show from the grounds of the White House, on May 9, 2018. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

And Now for Some Crises That Are Completely Different

As the Trump administration struggles to keep track of the usual hotspots, major trouble is brewing in forgotten corners of the world.

Col. Muammar Gaddafi arrives at the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters Sept. 23, 2009 in New York City. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Regime Change for Dummies

A brief global history of a tactic that's back in style: toppling other countries' governments.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron gesture on the balcony of the town hall of Aachen after Macron recieved the International Charlemagne Prize at a ceremony on May 10, 2018 in Aachen, Germany. (Lukas Schulze/Getty Images,)

RIP the Trans-Atlantic Alliance, 1945-2018

The partnership with America had a long and fruitful life — but Europe is ready to start over.

Medical workers wearing protective suits take part in a training prior to leave to countries affected by the Ebolas virus, in an empty factory warehouse in Amsterdam, on Nov. 5, 2014. (BAS CZERWINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ebola Is Back. And Trump Is Trying to Kill Funding for It.

As a new outbreak surfaces in Africa, the only possible motive for ending America's anti-Ebola program is that Barack Obama started it.

U.S. President Donald Trump walks towards Air Force One in Morristown, New Jersey, on September 22, 2017. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Art of the Regime Change

Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has one goal in mind — and no plan to achieve it.

U.S. President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on December 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Predictable Disaster of Trump’s Lonely Iran Strategy

The United States is breaching the nuclear deal, alienating all its friends, and paving the way to another Middle Eastern war.

Donald Trump and Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani at a hotel in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Is Ending One Gulf Conflict to Start Another

The Trump administration's sudden U-turn on Qatar is all about Iran.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron following a meeting on the sidelines of the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, on March 22, 2018. (LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Europe Has No Clue How to Handle an American Bully

Germany, France, and the U.K. all tried sucking up to Trump. They ended up helping kill the Iran deal.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech on Iran's nuclear program at the defence ministry in Tel Aviv on April 30, 2018. (JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Bibi’s Infomercial for the Iran Deal

Smoke and mirrors aside, the Israeli prime minister’s presentation was an endorsement of existing nuclear diplomacy with Tehran.

A man walks past a newspaper featuring a front page story about the summit between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, on a sidewalk in Seoul on Apr. 28. (Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images)

Optimism About Korea Will Kill Us All

The first step towards peace is lowering your expectations.

A huge screen in Tokyo flahes news on March 8, 2018 that President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong agreed to meet for talks. (TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

Yes, Trump and Kim Can Make a Deal That’s Good for Everyone

If both sides agree on the answers to these three questions, a successful summit just might be possible.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge depart the Lindo Wing with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

The Royal Baby Is Lucky He Wasn’t Born in America

Everyone in the West, royalty or not, gets better maternal health care than parents in the United States.

Donald Trump joins dancers with swords at a welcome ceremony ahead of a banquet at Murabba Palace in Riyadh on May 20, 2017. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lost in the Middle East

The incoherence of Washington's Syria policy is a symptom of its failure to define a new role in the world.

Donald Trump attends a roundtable discon April 16, 2018 in Hialeah, Florida. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Has Trump Become a Realist?

America finally has a president who grasps the basic logic of offshore balancing in the Middle East.

Donald Trump speaks to the nation, announcing military action against Syria for the recent apparent gas attack on its civilians, at the White House, on April 13, 2018. (Mike Theiler - Pool/Getty Images)

America’s First Reality TV War

The Trump administration's latest missile strikes in Syria were never going to accomplish anything. But the show must go on.

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