A view of the damage at Ain al-Assad military air base

More U.S. Troops Treated for Concussion Symptoms as Trump Downplays ‘Headaches’

Veterans criticize president for dismissing possibility that U.S. personnel suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran missile strike.

Anti-government protesters and riot police clash following the announcement of a new Lebanese government in Beirut on Jan. 22.

Lebanon’s Halloween Government

Protesters are right—the extent to which the country’s new cabinet brings it closer to Iran is spooky.

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In the Magazine

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Can Social Democrats Save the World (Again)?

Communism and democratic socialism won’t heal today’s political divisions. But social democracy—which helped ward off extremism following World War II—could.

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Why Socialism Won’t Work

Capitalism is still the best way to handle risk and boost innovation and productivity.

How Climate Change Has Supercharged the Left

Global warming could launch socialists to unprecedented power—and expose their movement’s deepest contradictions.

Why the Berlin Wall Still Matters

Fragments of the wall have become museum pieces. But with the rise of extremist parties in Germany, the debate over the barrier’s legacy is anything but history.

Then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders walks with President Barack Obama as he arrives at the White House for an Oval Office meeting on June 9, 2016.

Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Winning the 2020 Democratic Primary

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are ready to move past the Obama administration—except when it comes to military intervention.

Security personnel check the temperature of passengers at the wharf on the Yangtze River in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 22.

As Wuhan Virus Spreads, Taiwan Has No Say at WHO

Chinese pressure keeps Taipei out of international organizations—putting everyone at more risk.

An Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) mural in North Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Brexit Could Spark a Return to Violence in Northern Ireland

Republican and loyalist paramilitary groups are using the U.K.’s departure from the EU as political cover to reignite their once-dormant campaigns of terrorism.

An armed security guard stands on the rooftop of a hotel, next to letters covered in snow reading “Davos,” ahead of the opening of the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 22, 2018.

The Global Trust Crisis

World leaders at venues like Davos need to start taking the public’s declining faith in institutions seriously—or face more upheaval to come.

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People wearing face masks walk in Hankou railway station in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 21.

WHO Could Declare Wuhan Coronavirus a Global Emergency

With a new respiratory illness spreading in China and beyond, the World Health Organization has called an expert panel to meet today.

Rudy Giuliani, U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, and his associate Lev Parnas arrive for the funeral of late U.S. President George H.W. Bush in Washington on Dec. 5, 2018.

Is Lev Parnas a Reliable Impeachment Witness?

New evidence from a key player sheds more light on Trump’s role in pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan ahead of their meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 21.

Khan and Ghani Headline South Asian Presence at Davos

The region’s leaders are expected to discuss the potential peace deal in Afghanistan and the economy.

Security officials check the temperature of passengers in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 22.

Wuhan Is Going Under Quarantine

Chinese officials have suspended travel from the epicenter of the new coronavirus as the Lunar New Year travel season kicks into high gear.

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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the Oval Office of the White House on May 10, 2017.

Why Is the United States So Bad at Foreign Policy?

It’s not just Trump. Washington hasn’t had a coherent strategy for decades.

Members of Code Pink protest as Former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Jan. 14, 2020 in Washington.

Outrage Culture Is Ruining Foreign Policy

As the 2020 presidential campaign heats up, U.S. politics is getting harder and harder to explain to the rest of the world.

Public health officials run thermal scans on passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on Jan 8.

Just in Time for Lunar New Year, Another SARS-like Epidemic Is Brewing in China

Scores of people in Wuhan and Hong Kong have been sent to hospitals because of a mystery respiratory ailment—and true to form, China is trying to keep it quiet.

A pro-Trump message on a house in the village of Doonbeg in County Clare, Ireland, on the main road to Trump International Golf Club on June 6, 2019.

Trump’s Growing European Base

Attitudes toward the United States are improving across the Atlantic—but only because the right wing is getting stronger.

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A Lebanese youth runs with a national flag as smoke billows from burning tires during a demonstration in Jal el-Dib area on the northern outskirts of Beirut on Jan. 14. JOSEPH EID/AFP via Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

Protests in Lebanon and Chile, cleanup in the Philippines and Puerto Rico, and impeachment in the United States.

Residents commute on a road through thick smoke from bushfires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state, on Jan. 5. SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Otherworldly Photos of the Australian Bushfires

Deadly blazes have swept the country amid record heat, killing more than 20 people and millions of animals and leaving behind a charred, apocalyptic landscape.

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