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U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embrace while delivering joint statements in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 26, 2017.

In Texas, Trump Hitches His Wagon to Modi’s Star

Why the U.S. president is befriending the beleaguered prime minister.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embrace while delivering joint statements in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 26, 2017.

In Texas, Trump Hitches His Wagon to Modi’s Star

Why the U.S. president is befriending the beleaguered prime minister.

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi gives a speech at the Kevadia Colony of Narmada District in India on Sept. 17.

Everyone Thinks the Economy Is Issue No. 1 for India’s Modi. It’s Not.

Little separates various Indian political parties on the economy. That’s why the prime minister’s new government is making its mark by delivering on its social and cultural agenda.

Saudi defense ministry spokesman Col. Turki bin Saleh al-Malki speaks during a press conference on Sept. 18 in Riyadh about the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco’s facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.

Arms Sales Can’t Replace U.S. Engagement in the Gulf

Without better infrastructure for using U.S.-made weapons systems, the Arab countries will keep coming up short.

Saudi defense ministry spokesman Col. Turki bin Saleh al-Malki speaks during a press conference on Sept. 18 in Riyadh about the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco’s facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais.

Arms Sales Can’t Replace U.S. Engagement in the Gulf

Without better infrastructure for using U.S.-made weapons systems, the Arab countries will keep coming up short.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks next to new National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien in Los Angeles on Sept. 18.

Can O’Brien Succeed as National Security Advisor?

Maybe, but only if he realizes what his real job is—and if the president lets him do it.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks next to new National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien in Los Angeles on Sept. 18.

Can O’Brien Succeed as National Security Advisor?

Maybe, but only if he realizes what his real job is—and if the president lets him do it.

A man holds a picture with Macedonian national hero Goce Delcev in front of the parliament building in Skopje on June 23, 2018 during a protest against the new name of the country, the Republic of North Macedonia.

Refighting the Balkan Wars Won’t Lead to a Seat at the Table in Brussels

Historical feuds still threaten to stop Eastern European countries from joining the EU.

A man holds a picture with Macedonian national hero Goce Delcev in front of the parliament building in Skopje on June 23, 2018 during a protest against the new name of the country, the Republic of North Macedonia.

Refighting the Balkan Wars Won’t Lead to a Seat at the Table in Brussels

Historical feuds still threaten to stop Eastern European countries from joining the EU.

Indian government forces stand guard in the deserted city center of Srinagar on Aug. 15.

Why Indians and Pakistanis Want a War

Most South Asians are too young to have experienced the horrors of the conflicts fought in the region. That’s one reason why they’re quick to clamor for one.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire pay their respects at the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar on February 21, 2018.

Trudeau Won’t Wash Off His Blackface Scandal

Racist images taint a prime minister who painted himself as a liberal savior.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire pay their respects at the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar on February 21, 2018.

Trudeau Won’t Wash Off His Blackface Scandal

Racist images taint a prime minister who painted himself as a liberal savior.

Ursula von der Leyen speaks to journalists during the first plenary session of the newly elected European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on July 3.

The EU’s Compromise President May Have Just Conceded Too Much to Eastern Europe

Billed as a safe pair of hands, Ursula von der Leyen is about to find out that caution can only take her so far.

Ursula von der Leyen speaks to journalists during the first plenary session of the newly elected European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on July 3.

The EU’s Compromise President May Have Just Conceded Too Much to Eastern Europe

Billed as a safe pair of hands, Ursula von der Leyen is about to find out that caution can only take her so far.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attend a news conference in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 14.

Putin Is Trolling the United States in the Persian Gulf

In the wake of the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, the Russian president has positioned himself as a peacemaker. But continued conflict is his friend.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attend a news conference in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 14.

Putin Is Trolling the United States in the Persian Gulf

In the wake of the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, the Russian president has positioned himself as a peacemaker. But continued conflict is his friend.

A Zimbabwean man stands by one of his two cars that was set on fire after he survived a petrol bomb attack at his home near Durban, South Africa on April 19, 2015.

South Africans Are Used to Being the Targets of Racist Hatred. Now They’ve Become the Haters.

The ANC government must acknowledge that xenophobic violence is a hate crime and a betrayal of the African allies that aided it during the darkest days of apartheid.

A Zimbabwean man stands by one of his two cars that was set on fire after he survived a petrol bomb attack at his home near Durban, South Africa on April 19, 2015.

South Africans Are Used to Being the Targets of Racist Hatred. Now They’ve Become the Haters.

The ANC government must acknowledge that xenophobic violence is a hate crime and a betrayal of the African allies that aided it during the darkest days of apartheid.

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The West Has a Resentment Epidemic

Across the West, the main trigger of populism has been the growing inequality—and hostility—between urban and rural regions.

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The West Has a Resentment Epidemic

Across the West, the main trigger of populism has been the growing inequality—and hostility—between urban and rural regions.

A Yemeni child looks out at buildings damaged in an air strike in the southern Yemeni city of Taiz on March 18, 2018.

Europe Is at War Over Arms Exports

The EU must start enforcing its export controls, or else risk making conflicts around the world even worse.

A Yemeni child looks out at buildings damaged in an air strike in the southern Yemeni city of Taiz on March 18, 2018.

Europe Is at War Over Arms Exports

The EU must start enforcing its export controls, or else risk making conflicts around the world even worse.

Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in north London on September 4, 2019.

Jeremy Corbyn Is a National Security Threat

The radical Labour leader is anti-Western, not pro-justice.

Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in north London on September 4, 2019.

Jeremy Corbyn Is a National Security Threat

The radical Labour leader is anti-Western, not pro-justice.

Iranians burn an image of U.S. President Donald Trump during a demonstration outside the former U.S. embassy headquarters in Tehran on May 9, 2018.

The Real Reason Trump Won’t Attack Iran

Starting a war to protect oil markets will only backfire.

Iranians burn an image of U.S. President Donald Trump during a demonstration outside the former U.S. embassy headquarters in Tehran on May 9, 2018.

The Real Reason Trump Won’t Attack Iran

Starting a war to protect oil markets will only backfire.

Gasoline prices are displayed on a sign at a Shell gas station as an image of Donald Trump appears on a billboard nearby April 24, 2006 in San Francisco, California.

The Myth of U.S. Energy Independence Has Gone Up in Smoke

Attacks on Saudi Arabia prove that, when it comes to oil, Washington still isn’t close to being master of its own fate.

Gasoline prices are displayed on a sign at a Shell gas station as an image of Donald Trump appears on a billboard nearby April 24, 2006 in San Francisco, California.

The Myth of U.S. Energy Independence Has Gone Up in Smoke

Attacks on Saudi Arabia prove that, when it comes to oil, Washington still isn’t close to being master of its own fate.

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi gives a speech at the Kevadia Colony of Narmada District in India on Sept. 17.

Western Accolades Are Egging Autocrats On

The Gates Foundation is giving an award to Narendra Modi. That's a big mistake.

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi gives a speech at the Kevadia Colony of Narmada District in India on Sept. 17.

Western Accolades Are Egging Autocrats On

The Gates Foundation is giving an award to Narendra Modi. That's a big mistake.

A picture taken on September 27, 2018 shows the Israeli settlement of Neve Yaakov (foreground) in the northern area of east Jerusalem and the Palestinian neighborhood of al-Ram (background) in the West Bank.

Annexing the West Bank Will Destabilize Jordan

Netanyahu’s election promise won’t just hurt Israel, it will create chaos for its eastern neighbor and a diplomatic backlash too.

A member of a local election commission prepares a polling station ahead of elections in Moscow on Sept. 6.

Russia’s Future Is Still in the Hands of Putin’s Cronies

The president’s allies are starting to express discontent. They’ll stick with him for now, but a change could be coming.

A member of a local election commission prepares a polling station ahead of elections in Moscow on Sept. 6.

Russia’s Future Is Still in the Hands of Putin’s Cronies

The president’s allies are starting to express discontent. They’ll stick with him for now, but a change could be coming.

An employee walks behind a glass wall with machine coding symbols at the headquarters of the internet security giant Kaspersky in Moscow on Oct. 17, 2016.

Russia and China Are Trying to Set the U.N.’s Rules on Cybercrime

At the United Nations General Assembly, the United States must push back against their agenda.

This illustration picture taken on April 20, 2018 in Paris shows apps for Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple (GAFA) and the reflexion of a binary code displayed on a tablet screen.

The Great Anti-China Tech Alliance

The United States and Europe will regret letting Beijing win the race to govern digital technology.

This illustration picture taken on April 20, 2018 in Paris shows apps for Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple (GAFA) and the reflexion of a binary code displayed on a tablet screen.

The Great Anti-China Tech Alliance

The United States and Europe will regret letting Beijing win the race to govern digital technology.

A soldier launches a Javelin missile during a military drill in southern Taiwan's Pingtung county on May 30, 2019.

Beijing’s South China Sea Aggression Is a Warning to Taiwan

China’s salami-slicing tactics can be countered—if Taipei stays smart.

Local and international peace activists stand on a concrete block, part of Israel's controversial separation barrier, after pulling it down during a protest near the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Nov. 9, 2009 to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany.

Last Time a Jewish State Annexed Its Neighbors, It Disappeared for 2,000 Years

Benjamin Netanyahu scores points by promising to annex the West Bank. If he does, Israel faces a long transformative struggle between apartheid and multinational democracy—and democracy  will win.

Thousands of demonstrators in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba protest against rising housing prices and social inequality on Aug. 13, 2011.

Israeli Voters Don’t Care About the Economy. They Should.

Despite high inequality, lagging productivity, and serious long-term challenges, the current election campaign has barely mentioned economic policy.

Taliban members attend Intra-Afghan Dialogue talks in Doha, Qatar, on July 8.

Getting to ‘Yes’ Has Just Gotten a Lot Harder in Afghanistan

An abrupt end to a possible deal with the Taliban sticks the United States deeper in the quagmire.

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