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Bill Burns, a veteran diplomat, will helm the spy agency in an era of renewed great-power competition.
Held back by infighting and hard-liners on the Hill, the administration may have squandered precious time to save the Iran nuclear deal, critics say.
Beijing and New Delhi may be disengaging in the Pangong Tso lake region, but their divisions are more fraught than ever.
The educated middle classes that were meant to be the foundation of a new Afghanistan are tired of terror, insecurity, and the return of the Taliban.
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Richard Aldous is a professor of history at Bard College and the author and editor of 11 books, including most recently Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian.