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The Blocked Fast Track Trade Bill is a Foreign Policy Disaster

The Senate just dealt a serious blow to U.S. trade policy. Nominally, it was a procedural measure on whether to proceed to a vote on ...

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The Scandal Roiling New Zealand: The Prime Minister Is Pulling Ponytails

For Freud, some men’s desire to cut off women’s hair represented symbolic castration. Who knows what it represents for New Zealand Prime Minister John Key (a proud vasectomy recipient), who has been enmeshed in scandal since last week, when a waitress wrote an anonymous blog post claiming that he had harassed her by pulling her hair repeatedly while she was at work.

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How the New Republican Congress Can Strengthen Obama’s Pivot to Asia

Just days after the Nov. 4 U.S. midterm election transformed the American political landscape by handing control of Congress to Republicans, President Barack Obama will ...

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Cover Your Face, Then Pay a Fine and Miss the Show

Front-row tickets to a Saturday night show at the Opéra Bastille in Paris are already pricey -- upwards of 230 euros a seat. And they ...

Situation Report

FP’s Situation Report: U.S. alienates Syrian rebel groups; Turkey greenlights expanded role against ISIS; Boko Haram leader looks alive; and a bit more.

By Kate Brannen and Nathaniel Sobel Complaints and criticism about the U.S. strategy to crush the Islamic State keep rolling in from the Syrian rebels. ...

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…And Stay Out! Australia Signs a Deal to Unload Refugees Onto Cambodia

On Friday, one of the world's wealthiest nations convinced one of the world's poorest to take in its unwanted refugees. Australian officials say they hope ...

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The Terror Down Under

The Islamic State is threatening to attack the U.S. and Britain. But thousands of miles away from the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, Australia is the first to find itself on the front lines of the newest terror war.   

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The Green Devil

From logging Tasmanian forests to dumping in the Great Barrier Reef, Prime Minister Tony Abbott is the Australian environment's worst nightmare.

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No Sakebombs for Abe and Putin

Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March, the world wondered what the Kremlin would do next. On Tuesday, all eyes looked to the Pacific as ...

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