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Saudi women sit in a stadium for the first time to attend an event in the capital Riyadh on Sept. 23, commemorating the anniversary of the founding of the kingdom. (Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)

Amid a Saudi Purge, Women Face the Test of a Lifetime

As the kingdom experiences momentous change, women are keenly aware that the weight of history is on their shoulders.

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State Dept. Rebuts Criticism: ‘We Are Hitting on All Cylinders’

Reports of the death of U.S. diplomacy are greatly exaggerated, State says.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20:  President Donald Trump raises a fist after his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Donald Trump’s Great Patriotic Purge

The administration's assault on experts, bureaucrats, and functionaries who make this country work isn’t just foolish, it’s suicidal.

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Who Runs the World? Mid-Level Bureaucrats.

Here’s how to make your mark in the middle tier of the U.S. government.

On this episode of The E.R., the Panel joins forces with Lawfare to have a conversation with Bob Bauer and A.B. Culvahouse.

Trump vs. The Bureaucracy

With a president trying to challenge and discredit Washington’s establishment, how is our government supposed to accomplish anything?

GERMANY - APRIL 03: Shelves with folders. (Photo by Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images)

The Next U.S. President’s Unspoken Challenge: Management

Hopes for a brighter future will be more realistic if the captain can run an effective ship of state.

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Why Can’t Ex-Chinese Leaders Travel Abroad?

Xi Jinping’s secret strategy for dealing with China’s powerful retired elite.

Cocooned in scaffolding, the US Capitol dome is seen in a reflecting pool on October 28, 2014 in Washington, DC as it undergoes  its first comprehensive repairs in more than half a century a century. The two-year, USD 60 million project is aimed at repairing nearly 1,300 cracks that have emerged in the nine-million-pound (4.1-million-kilogram) cast iron dome, according to the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) office.  Construction on the dome began in 1855. Work symbolically continued through the US Civil War and the structure was eventually completed in 1866.    AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards        (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

National Security Questions in the Race for House Speaker

The new, relatively inexperienced, pols fighting it out to be next Speaker of the House

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 12:  A sign stand outside the U.S. State Department September 12, 2012 in Washington, DC. U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

10 Ways to Fix America’s Ailing State Department

It's time for the State Department to reclaim its rightful place in the policymaking process. Here's how.

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