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Photo illustration showing visual representations of dogecoin and bitcoin.
Photo illustration showing visual representations of dogecoin and bitcoin.

The Urgent Case for a Digital Dollar

And why it has more to do with dogecoin than China.

People protest against the Czech Republic’s government.
People protest against the Czech Republic’s government.

Putin’s Energy Warfare Is Testing Central Europe’s Resolve

The region’s support for Ukraine is caving under the pressure of soaring bills.

A demonstrator walks past police during a protest demanding the impeachment of Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez in Asunción, Paraguay, on Aug. 19, 2020.
A demonstrator walks past police during a protest demanding the impeachment of Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez in Asunción, Paraguay, on Aug. 19, 2020.

Biden’s Anti-Corruption Agenda Finds Its Test Case: Paraguay

A deeply corrupt South American country has entered the White House’s sights.

Reservists drafted during Russia's partial mobilization attend a departure ceremony in Sevastopol, Crimea, on Sept. 27.
Reservists drafted during Russia's partial mobilization attend a departure ceremony in Sevastopol, Crimea, on Sept. 27.

Mobilization Can’t Save Russia’s War

Russian troops are being trained to be cannon fodder.

Russians arrive at the Syrym border crossing in Kazakhstan on Sept. 27.
Russians arrive at the Syrym border crossing in Kazakhstan on Sept. 27.

Central Asia Faces a Russian Migrant Crisis

As men flee Putin’s draft, Russia’s neighbors struggle to cope.

A chicken runs near a burned-out house in the village of Kapchygay, near the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, on Sept. 21.
A chicken runs near a burned-out house in the village of Kapchygay, near the Kyrgyz-Tajik border, on Sept. 21.

Why Russia and China Aren’t Intervening in Central Asia

As tensions between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan flared, Moscow and Beijing chose to remain on the sidelines.

Russian Sukhoi Su-25 jets release smoke in the colours of the Russian flag while flying over Red Square during the general rehearsal of the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow on May 7, 2022.
Russian Sukhoi Su-25 jets release smoke in the colours of the Russian flag while flying over Red Square during the general rehearsal of the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow on May 7, 2022.

A Sneak Preview of a Better Russia

Imagining the post-Putin government that Russians—and the world—deserve.

Gas emanates from a leak on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
Gas emanates from a leak on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

Russia May Use Nord Stream Aftermath to Cause More Trouble

An investigation of the leaks may cause a standoff with Russia.

A reporter wearing a flak jacket with the hashtag in Arabic, "#Shireen Abu Akleh"  takes a picture in the West Bank city of Jenin, on May 13.
A reporter wearing a flak jacket with the hashtag in Arabic, "#Shireen Abu Akleh" takes a picture in the West Bank city of Jenin, on May 13.

Will Open-Source Intelligence Liberate Palestine From Digital Occupation?

Israeli analysts have transformed a tool of objectivity to one of distortion.

A Taiwanese frigate launches a U.S.-made Standard missile.
A Taiwanese frigate launches a U.S.-made Standard missile.

The Russian Warship and the South China Sea

What lessons does the sinking of the Moskva have for Taiwan?

Micronesia President David Panuelo, Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, U.S. President Joe Biden, Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape find their places along with other leaders from the Pacific Islands region before taking a photograph on the North Portico of the White House September 29, 2022 in Washington.
Micronesia President David Panuelo, Fiji Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, U.S. President Joe Biden, Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape find their places along with other leaders from the Pacific Islands region before taking a photograph on the North Portico of the White House September 29, 2022 in Washington.

A Summit Can’t Fix America’s Pacific Islands Problems

They don’t just want a diplomatic deal; they want a reckoning with a history of abuse.

The city of Mariupol, Ukraine
The city of Mariupol, Ukraine
Afghan resistance movement and anti-Taliban uprising forces rest.
Afghan resistance movement and anti-Taliban uprising forces rest.

Afghan Resistance Leaders See ‘No Option’ but War

But first they must present a united front to win the support they need to dislodge the Taliban.

A man carries his son as they walk past a graffiti on a wall depicting a Ukrainian soldier firing a U.S.-made Javelin portable anti-tank missile system, in Kyiv, on July 29.
A man carries his son as they walk past a graffiti on a wall depicting a Ukrainian soldier firing a U.S.-made Javelin portable anti-tank missile system, in Kyiv, on July 29.

In Washington, Everyone Wins if Ukraine Wins

How backing Kyiv can bridge the partisan divide and make U.S. foreign policy great again.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces new European Union energy policies at the bloc’s headquarters in Brussels, on Sept. 7.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announces new European Union energy policies at the bloc’s headquarters in Brussels, on Sept. 7.

With Winter Coming, Europe Is Walking Off a Cliff

Europeans won’t escape their energy crisis as long as ideology trumps basic math.

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