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Why southwest Syria is an island of stability.
Rep. Eliot Engel’s sanctions legislation offers the right response to the Myanmar military’s campaign of murder and displacement.
Istanbul’s massive new airport fits with Turkey’s grand neo-Ottoman ambitions, but it may be too big for its own good.
Israel’s use of consumer drones against protesters heralds a dangerous, lawless age of conflict.
Israel has a right to defend its borders, but shooting unarmed protesters who haven’t breached its frontier is disproportionate and illegal.
China's leaders are giving up on political hopes of reunification — and considering military options.
Amid the latest Ebola outbreak, the Trump administration is handing leadership to Angela Merkel — and she's not out to protect American interests.
Family reunification for refugees is no longer a given. But keeping relatives apart hurts host countries as well as newcomers.