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There’s no way to ever win against the Taliban if the heroin trade is left to flourish.
It might seem like the Pakistani military is trying to defang its ostensible adversaries. It's really trying to empower them.
The Obama administration didn’t botch negotiations with Tehran. And Trump isn’t going to be able to get something tougher.
The White House’s policy of maximum pressure is having precisely the wrong effect.
We've never known more about oncoming atrocities, but are still mostly helpless to stop them.
Instead of giving President Joseph Kabila a free pass to cling to power, world leaders should endorse a plan to replace him.
The war-weary country isn’t enthusiastic about its president, but desperate for a return to normalcy.
Despite a large international search effort, time is running out for the crew.
Beyond harsh words, Washington hasn’t meted out punishment on Myanmar yet.
A road trip among ordinary Saudis revealed high hopes, and hardly any worries, about the country's new political era.
Robert Menendez is credibly accused of serious crimes, but his party has never seemed to have a problem with him.
Immigration is inevitable. When will the West learn that it promises salvation — not destruction?
How a school administrator in Spain is helping save refugees with little more than fervor and a phone.
A decimated economy, a resurgent Taliban, and growing tensions with Iran are driving disenchanted Afghans to seek opportunities abroad. And for many it’s their only option.
The human-smuggling route across the Sahara may have been the deadliest on Earth. Then the EU paid Niger’s army to shut it down — and made it even more treacherous.