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U.S. officials failed to mention the impending recognition of the holy city as Israel's capital just days before Trump's announcement.
There’s no way to ever win against the Taliban if the heroin trade is left to flourish.
There's absolutely no reason to close down the path to peace in Afghanistan.
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.
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China keeps building islands, U.S. Army takes a hard looks at its Mosul operation
A key official involved in House investigations faces a federal lawsuit alleging misconduct.
In his annual marathon press conference, the Russian president buttered up his American counterpart and cut loose from the party he once led.
And that's going to lead to even bigger problems down the road.
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.