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King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein of Jordan speaks at the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2019 in New York City.

Jordan’s King Is His Own Worst Enemy

There’s much more evidence of the monarch’s poor governance than a foreign conspiracy against him.

Solar panel technicians check a solar panel in the final stage of production in Baoding, Hebei Province.

When Clean Energy Is Powered by Dirty Labor

Most solar panels come from China, and using them to fuel a clean energy transition risks reliance on Uyghur slave labor in Xinjiang.

Xi Jinping with PLA soldiers in Hong Kong

Yes, You Can Use the T-Word to Describe China

China is governed by a totalitarian regime. Why is that so hard to say?

Recep Tayyip Erdogan salutes his supporters during a rally at Istanbul's Yenikapi fairground to show solidarity with Palestinians after Israels aggression against Palestinian civilians on the Gaza border in Istanbul on May 18, 2018.

How Erdogan Got His Groove Back

It’s been a difficult and dizzying few months for Turkey—which is just the way the president likes it.

Peter Dutton speaks in Australia's parliament.

Will Australia’s New Defense Minister Play Bad Cop to China?

Peter Dutton stopped the refugee boats. His next job is stopping Beijing’s maritime militia.

A couple walks past a graffiti mural in Lebanon.

Nobody Knows What Lebanon’s Currency Is Worth Anymore

In Lebanon’s absurd economy, money’s value depends on whom you ask.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about foreign policy at the State Department in Washington on Feb. 4.

China Wants a ‘Rules-Based International Order,’ Too

The question is who gets to write the codes—and whether the United States will live up to its own.

suez ever given ship stuck

Without Shipping, the Global Economy Sinks

The Suez Canal blockade is a reminder that sea freight still keeps the global economy running—and leaders and consumers ignore it at their peril.

Farmers and workers from the Shiromani Akali Dal party protest against agriculture reforms in Amritsar, India, on Oct. 1, 2020.

India’s Rich Farmers Are Holding Up Reforms Designed to Help the Poor

Don’t listen to the activists. Millions of Indian farmers will benefit from Modi’s new laws.

Sebastian Kurz and Charles Michel wear face masks.

This Is Europe’s Vaccine Rollout Going According to Plan

Member states are shirking responsibility for the system they designed—even when they’re the primary beneficiaries.

A family walks past the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.

Are Europe’s Syrians Still Refugees?

The migrants who fled the Syrian war now want real membership in their new home countries.

A deactivated missile is in a U.S. silo.

It’s Time to Fold America’s Nuclear Umbrella

Using Washington’s nuclear arsenal to protect its allies no longer makes any sense.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attends the Arab Summit.

Nobody Knows Why Syria Matters

Why is the United States still struggling to figure out what to do about the Assad regime?

TV camera and lighting equipment is positioned outside Buckingham Palace in London on March 10.

Is “Speaking Your Truth” the New Alternative Facts?

Their many differences aside, both trends speak to a willingness to put personal experience over hard fact.

A member of the National Guard at the U.S. Capitol.

9/11 Was a Wake-Up Call. America Is Still Snoozing After the Capitol Assault.

Domestic extremism is the greatest threat to the homeland—yet it’s not getting nearly enough public attention.

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