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The incoherence of Washington's Syria policy is a symptom of its failure to define a new role in the world.
The risks of a summit remain high. But diplomacy works.
The United Nations needs to accept that it's possible to fight and broker peace agreements at the same time.
The EU’s defense forces are struggling to recruit, and immigrants are often eager to serve.
The Trump Administration’s lack of engagement has made the terrorist threat worse.
Leftists want to celebrate revolutionary idealism; conservatives, the triumph of traditional authority. And Emmanuel Macron is trying to split the difference.
It’s a strategy to tighten ideological control. And it’s happening around the world.
Family reunification for refugees is no longer a given. But keeping relatives apart hurts host countries as well as newcomers.