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A worker washes one of two M1A1 Abrams tanks that are loaded on rail cars at a rail yard in Washington on July 2.

It’s Trump’s Fourth of July Now

The president’s military parade only furthers his vision of a dumbed-down America that may no longer be up to the task of global leadership.

U.S. and British World War II veterans gather at the U.S. 1st Infantry Division memorial on a hill that overlooks Omaha Beach in Normandy to commemorate the World War II Allied D-Day invasion in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, on June 3.

D-Day’s Dying Legacy

The last survivors of the Normandy invasion—and history's worst war—are almost gone. How long will the international system they helped create survive them?

Students from Beijing University during a massive demonstration at Tiananmen Square on May 18, 1989, before they began a hunger strike as part of the pro-democracy protests against the Chinese government.

30 Years After Tiananmen: How the West Still Gets China Wrong

Washington once mistakenly thought the crackdown would be temporary. It was wrong then, just as it’s wrong about a new Cold War now.

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The 2020 Candidates Aren’t Talking About Foreign Policy. They Need to Start.

The United States caused many of the planet’s problems and can still unmake them—but only if its politicians face up to the challenge.

Rafi Eitan, who was a member of the Mossad team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960, waves to photographers during an exhibition at the Knesset in Jerusalem on December 12, 2011, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the verdict against Eichmann, who was instrumental in the planning and execution the Holocaust.

Remembering Israel’s Most Celebrated Spy

Rafi Eitan was no 007. He was far more cunning.

Jacinda Ardern on Aug. 23, 2017. (David White/Fairfax Media)

The Kindness Quotient

Jacinda Ardern is the world’s anti-Trump.

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中国的大跃退

数十年来,中国设法避免了独裁统治通常会带来的大多数问题,而现在习近平对个人权力的追逐正在毁掉使中国成为例外的整个基础

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China’s Great Leap Backward

For decades, the country managed to avoid most problems suffered by dictatorships. Now Xi Jinping’s personal power play risks undermining everything that made China exceptional.

A Palestinian woman takes a picture of a member of the Israeli security forces as he takes her picture in a street in Jerusalem on December 16, 2017.

For Whom the Cell Trolls

A new book argues that modern wars will be won with phones and laptops rather than tanks.

Rajkummar Rao stars as the title character in "Newton." (Courtesy Drishyam Films)

Newton’s Last Discovery

Bollywood’s dark hit comedy features a bureaucrat lost in India’s political jungles.

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Edward Lansdale and America’s Vietnam Demons

A new book explores a legendary advisor who may have had the secret to success in Vietnam — and in winning today’s forever war.

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