Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent and top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor

Impeachment Is Redeeming the Blob

The U.S. foreign-policy establishment is responsible for countless woes—but the impeachment proceedings prove parts of it are better than others.

Indigenous leaders listen to Sonia Guajajara, the head of Brazil’s Indigenous People Articulation, as she speaks during a press conference on November 12 in Paris, as part of a tour calling on EU lawmakers to exert pressure on the Brazilian government to better protect the rights of indigenous communities, and scrutinize companies profiting from deforestation in the Amazon.

Brazil’s Amazon —and Its Defenders—Are Under Attack From Illegal Loggers

The killing of an indigenous forest guardian is only the latest incident in a pattern of impunity with consequences far beyond Brazil’s borders.

Former President of Poland Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa on Why Democracy Is Failing: ‘There Is No Leadership’

The legendary Polish union leader who helped end the Cold War says the United States and other nations have not done enough to create a new global system of democratic values.

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A woman walks past a television showing file footage of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watching a missile launch, in Seoul on July 31.

New U.S. Missiles in Asia Could Increase the North Korean Nuclear Threat

After withdrawing from the INF Treaty, U.S. officials have been worrying about Beijing, but as Washington starts to deploy previously banned missiles in the Pacific, the real risk will come from Pyongyang.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan take part in a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Nov. 13.

How Erdogan Played Trump (Again)

Turkey’s recalcitrant president won a White House platform to spout his views. The U.S. president got little in return.

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Trump Administration Targeted Career Diplomat, State Watchdog Says

Recent reports reveal a pattern of political retaliation, some without consequences, in Trump’s State Department.

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks during a press conference after being granted asylum in Mexico City on Nov. 13.

Who Wants to Be the Next Former President of Bolivia?

Evo Morales’s successor faces an unenviable set of challenges to stabilize the country.

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Protesters stand on a bridge over the Tolo Highway at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on Nov. 13.

Hong Kong’s Universities Are Becoming Battlegrounds

As violence between police and student activists spirals in Hong Kong, this round of unrest could last for days.

Syrian security forces stop civilians from approaching the site of an explosion in Qamishli in northeastern Syria on Nov. 11.

Syrian Refugees Accuse Turkey’s Proxy Army of Abusing Civilians

Those displaced in northeastern Syria have called the operation a form of ethnic cleansing.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a rally at Mallekan village, in Ellenabad, India on Oct. 19.

Top Indian Court Ruling Gives Modi a Victory

Despite mounting economic woes, the prime minister is scoring points by ticking off items on his pro-Hindu social agenda.

Protesters stand on a bridge over the Tolo Highway at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on Nov. 13.

Hong Kong’s Violence Arrives on Campus

A police raid against student activists on university grounds marks a new phase in the city’s ongoing unrest.

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Why Trade Wars Are Inevitable

Trump’s trade wars aren’t just about him or China—but global economic imbalances that the next U.S. administration will still have to address.

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The Internet Broke the News Industry—and Can Fix It, Too

The only way to save journalism is to make readers direct participants in making, and paying for, the media.

Repent for Your Frequent Flyer Miles!

Feeling guilty for the carbon burned on your last flight? The Germans have a word for that.

The Women Who Shaped Obama’s Foreign Policy

Two new memoirs by Samantha Power and Susan Rice show how idealists became insiders—and what was lost along the way.

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gestures during a press conference in Riyadh on April 25, 2016.

Mohammed bin Salman Is Having a Fire Sale of His Political Power

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince will take money from investors in the national oil company—but he’ll be giving up far more than he thinks.

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Germany Chooses Economic Nostalgia Over Saving the Planet

Central bankers are recognizing they have the power and responsibility to fight climate change. The Bundesbank would rather not.

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Not all allies are made equal. But who’s worth the commitment, and who’s not?

A Chinese U.N. soldier prepares a truckload of Ebola relief aid after it was airlifted by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), on August 23, 2014 in Harbel, Liberia.

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30 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Celebration and uncertainty in Germany as communism crumbled on Nov. 9, 1989.

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A robot in Saudi Arabia, demonstrations in Iraq, and an elephant roadblock in Thailand.

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