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State Department Struggling on Diversity, New Report Finds

The most comprehensive study to date shows that State has in some ways become less diverse than it was in 2002.

A disinfection professional wears protective gear at the National Assembly in Seoul on Feb. 24.

Get Ready for Closed Borders and Crashing Markets

Markets took a new tumble on Monday as WHO indicated a global pandemic may be on the way. If coronavirus becomes 2020’s biggest story, what should the world prepare for?

A rescue worker wearing a protective suit checks on a driver at a roadblock near Milan, Italy, on Feb. 24.

The West Is About to Fail the Coronavirus Test

China made huge mistakes managing the outbreak. The rest of the world may not do any better.

French President Emmanuel Macron meets police officers during a visit to Mulhouse, in eastern France, on Feb. 18.

Emmanuel Macron’s War on Islamism Is Europe’s Future

The French president’s recent speech is a sign that moderate leaders are waking up to the threat posed by political Islam.

Containers are transferred to trucks at the Port of Tokyo on Aug. 19, 2019. Japan’s trade surplus with the United States, like that of many other countries, has fueled U.S. President Donald Trump’s ire, though experts say trade balances are a poor metric to use.

What Trump Really Doesn’t Get About Trade

The U.S. president has disrupted the global economy for three years based on misguided notions about trade deficits. Now it’s Europe’s turn.

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Beyond Deutsche: U.S. Banks Also Implicated in Dubious Partnerships Abroad

Investigators say big banks in the United States and elsewhere too often fail to do due diligence on investors.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump arrive for a group photo at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on June 28, 2019.

Foreign Interference Starts at Home

The West is obsessing about how its democracies are under attack—except when it comes to all the self-inflicted damage.

A man wearing a protective face mask walks in a nearly empty shopping mall, a few minutes after rush hour, in Beijing on Feb. 24.

How Do You Keep China’s Economy Running with 750 Million in Quarantine?

The “demon virus” threat has rattled the confidence of many Chinese in the regime’s ability to protect people’s lives and jobs.

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, depart Canada House in London on Jan. 7.

The Other Brexit

CNN correspondent Max Foster on how Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, split from Britain's royal family.

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5G Explained – Part Two

In this second of three parts, FP Analytics explores 5G's development and its global commercial and geopolitical implications.

A Soldier assigned to the United Kingdom specialized infantry trains Nigerian forces on refined weapon-reloading techniques during Flintlock 20 near Thies, Senegal, Feb. 17, 2020. (U.S. photo by Sgt. Steven Lewis)

In West Africa, U.S. Military Struggles for Scarce Resources as Terrorism Threat Grows

Tensions with Iran almost scuttled a major international training exercise in the Sahel.

An Indonesian health official monitors as passengers from an international flight have their temperature checked as they pass a thermal scanner monitor upon arrival at the Adisucipto International Airport on January 23, 2020 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Virus Travel Bans Are Inevitable But Ineffective

Experts can't stop restrictions, but they can mitigate them.

In this photo taken on February 6, 2020, a woman helps her daughter seen wearing a face mask in Pyongyang.

North Korea Isn’t Ready for Coronavirus Devastation

The country has sealed its borders — but an outbreak would be a chance for the United States to do good.

Workers set up beds at an exhibition center that was converted into a hospital in Wuhan, China.

Our Top Weekend Reads

China’s response to the coronavirus, the EU pushing refugees into Rwanda, and fears of another civil war in Afghanistan.

US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell attends a new year's reception of the German President on January 14, 2019 in Berlin.

The Death of Truth to Power

Intelligence services do their job by staying out of politics. Donald Trump’s new intelligence chief could end all that.

ASEAN foreign ministers shake hands on stage at a summit about the coronavirus called by China in Vientiane, Laos, on Feb. 20.

Hun Sen Is More Worried About Beijing Than the Coronavirus

Cambodia’s autocrat is putting his own people at risk to court his Chinese backers.

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell

Richard Grenell: Pundit, Envoy, Spokesman. Spy?

His ascension to the highest intelligence post in the United States heightens fears that the Trump administration is politicizing intelligence.

Soldiers lift a coffin into a van during the dignified transfer of two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Why Afghanistan Is America’s Greatest Strategic Disaster

Pompeo's plan to make peace with the resurgent Taliban is a sad reminder of all that went wrong in Afghanistan—and how it could have been otherwise.

Vladislav Surkov and Vladimir Putin

Putin Fires His Puppet Master

Vladislav Surkov, who stage-managed Russia’s involvement in Ukraine, is replaced.

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