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French police officers talk to passersby at the entrance to the secure zone for the annual G-7 summit in Biarritz, France, on Aug. 23.

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The Amazon is ablaze, world leaders convene for the G-7, and Nigeria marks a global health milestone.

NASA avionics technician Lauren Prinski looks out the window of a research aircraft before takeoff from Thule Air Base in Greenland on March 30, 2017.

Here’s How Trump Should Have Approached Greenland

The United States can build on its strategic toehold without buying the entire country.

The chef José Andrés stirs paella in a giant pan during the #ChefsForPuertoRico relief operation in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in October 2017.

How an Upscale Chef Came to Serve Those in Need

On the podcast: José Andrés on food insecurity, Puerto Rico, and battling hunger.

State Department Defends U.N. Peacekeeping

The White House and Foggy Bottom are at odds over the value of blue helmets.

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The Amazon Is on Fire

Who lit the match, and who can put out the blaze?

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen talks to the press after U.S. President Donald Trump canceled his state visit after her government said its territory of Greenland was not for sale in Copenhagen on Aug. 21.

Trump’s Spat With Denmark Could Cost Him Against Iran

The Danes may have been considering joining the United States’ maritime security force—until the U.S. president exploded over Greenland.

A Syrian woman shows her bank card, part of the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education program funded by the European Union and managed by UNICEF, the Red Cross, and Turkish authorities, in Adana, Turkey, on March 18.

Turkey Is Helping, Not Deporting, Syrian Refugees

The Turkish government provides millions of Syrians with health care and education. A multilateral political solution is needed and demonizing Ankara won’t help.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after news that Merrill Lynch & Co. was selling itself to Bank of America Corp. and the financial firm Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sept. 15, 2008.

What the 2008 Financial Crisis Can Teach Us Today

With a potential recession around the corner, it is worth remembering how regulators contained the last panic.

A soldier inspects debris at the site of a car bomb attack that took place at police station in Aden, Yemen, on Aug. 1.

Mohammed bin Salman’s Collapsing Coalition in Yemen Means Trouble for Trump

Growing tensions between long-standing allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could lead to southern secession in Yemen and harm the White House’s pressure campaign on Iran.

Family members of Seher, a 19-year-old they say was arrested during the crackdown, in their Karimabad house in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, on Aug. 14.

Kashmiris Won’t Stay Silent Forever

Residents of the restive area of Pulwama are under lockdown for a third week. But they want the world to know they’re going to fight back.

Chinese army soldiers perform drills during a demonstration at an open day at the Ngong Shuen Chau Barracks in Hong Kong on June 30.

Trump’s Economic Iron Curtain Against China

The president is signaling he wants to disassociate from Beijing more than he wants a deal. The impact could be incalculable.

Members of the anti-Brexit campaign group Border Communities Against Brexit, dressed up as British Army Soldiers and Customs officials, pose with a wall installed on a road crossing the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland, during a demonstration in Newry, Northern Ireland, on Jan. 26.

Brexiteers Bear All the Blame for the Irish Border Impasse

The European Union and Ireland are trying to preserve Northern Ireland’s fragile stability. The British government is playing with fire.

Students attend a rally at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong on Aug. 22.

Beijing Is Shooting Its Own Foot in Hong Kong

Political paranoia is making it hard for the Chinese Communist Party to sell its own narrative.

Beto O'Rourke carries his son Henry O'Rourke on his shoulder as they march along the US Mexico border in protest of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, February 11 in El Paso, Texas.

Liberals Need National Borders

The immigration issue is there for the taking for Democrats—if they don’t treat it as a culture war.

A Libyan flag is seen outside an oil refinery in Zawiya on Sept. 23, 2011.

Outsiders’ Battle to Rebuild Libya Is Fueling the Civil War There

In competing for lucrative reconstruction contracts, China, Italy, France, Russia, and others are preventing the conflict from ending.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with Chadian President Idriss Déby during the opening of the Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Nairobi on Aug. 27, 2016.

Japan Is Taking on China in Africa

With more strategic investments, Japan may hold a key to sustainable development on the continent.

A rocket lifts off from the Xichang launch center in China's southwestern Sichuan province on Dec. 8, 2018.

America Is Losing the Second Space Race to China

The private sector can give the United States a much-needed rocket boost.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliberates with U.S. President Donald Trump at the G-7 summit in Charlevoix, Canada, on June 9, 2018.

The G-7 Is Dead. Long Live Jackson Hole.

This year’s summit of the leading industrial nations will be the most dysfunctional ever. Do the world’s central banks have the firepower to save the global economy?

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the Federal Assembly at Moscow's Manezh Central Exhibition Hall for his state of the union address on March 1, 2018.

Is Russia’s Doomsday Missile Fake News?

Experts are skeptical that Moscow has the money or technical know-how to field Putin’s promised arsenal.

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