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A French woman, Djamila Boutoutaou, attends her trial at the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad on April 17, 2018. She was sentenced to life in prison for belonging to the Islamic State.

Iraq Brings the Islamic State to Justice

The country’s trials have been brutally efficient, but will the U.N. deem them fair?

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The 5G Fight Is Bigger Than Huawei

A badly implemented ban would be a Pyrrhic victory at best.

Sudanese protesters wave flags and flash victory signs as they protest outside the army complex in the capital Khartoum on April 17. OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

The Counterrevolution Begins in Sudan

Omar al-Bashir is gone, but his system is fighting back. The result is total stalemate—for now.

President Donald J. Trump announces the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal in Washington on May 8, 2018.

There Is No Check on Trump’s Rage Going Nuclear

An angry, entitled man has total control over devastating weapons.

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed lawmakers on the Iran threat, May 21, 2019.

United States Sticks to Iran Deterrence

Plus: Theresa May's "new deal," Sudan's protesters on strike, and the other stories we're following today.

In this picture taken on March 15, 2018, local resident Truong Thi Hong, 76, looks at the names of relatives killed during the My Lai massacre at the war memorial museum in Son My village, Quang Ngai province.

America Loves Excusing Its War Criminals

Bitter memories of impunity for U.S. soldiers still rankle even close allies.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (C) shakes hands with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten (L) at a special ecumenical service to mark the start of the parliamentary year at St Paul's Anglican church on Feb. 12 in Canberra, Australia.

Scott Morrison Won Australia’s Election Against All Odds. It Shouldn’t Have Come as a Surprise.

The Australian Labor Party made the same mistakes that have led to failure for center-left leaders across the globe—and the right is reaping the benefits.

A man walks by a bench featuring a U.S. flag outside a store in Beijing on May 15.

China Raises Threat of Rare-Earths Cutoff to U.S.

Beijing could slam every corner of the American economy, from oil refineries to wind turbines to jet engines, by banning exports of crucial minerals.

A man walks by the New York Stock Exchange in New York City on July 12, 2018.

Big Business Is Big Politics

Don’t underestimate the danger of crony capitalism.

Turkish-Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci walks alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the northern part of Nicosia in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), which is only recognised by Turkey, during a welcome ceremony on July 10, 2018.

Turkey Is Hungry for War With Cyprus

Erdogan has rarely been so weak at home—or so aggressive with his neighbors in the Mediterranean.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a military parade marking the country’s annual Army Day in Tehran on April 18.

How to Prevent an Accidental War With Iran

With the dangers of miscalculation or misunderstanding high, Trump should act now to make sure the only wars the United States enters are the ones it really wants to.

Investors watch market figures in Nanjing, China, at a stock exchange hall on May 20.

Fear of Prolonged U.S.-China Trade War Rattles Markets

Some financial analysts warned that if trade talks between the countries collapse—and tariffs remain high—the global economy could move toward recession.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic walks under a giant Serbian national flag during his arrival in the village of Gazivode, Serbia on Sept. 8, 2018.

Serbia Needs Kosovo’s Respect, Not Its Land

Peace talks have fallen apart again in the Balkans—but Greece and Macedonia show the proper way forward.

Bernie Sanders speaks during a news conference to urge Congress not to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership on June 3, 2015.

Democrats Won’t Win by Being Trump Lite on Trade

International trade isn’t the problem—it’s Republican trade policies that have empowered corporations while leaving American workers behind.

Joseph Stiglitz speaks at the China Development Forum in Beijing on March 24.

An Icon of the Left Tells Democrats: Don’t Go Socialist

The economist Joseph Stiglitz still mistrusts markets. But he’s worried "democratic socialism" will cost the Dems the 2020 election.

Assia Benziane (from left), Marlène Schiappa, Aissata Lam, Emma Watson, Lisa Azuelos, and Denis Mukwege arrive at the first meeting for the G-7 advisory committee for equality between women and men at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Feb. 19.

A French Feminist Foreign Policy

France is the latest country to pledge allegiance to a gendered international focus. Will it work?

A man on a rooftop looks at approaching flames on May 3, 2013, near Camarillo, California.

Be Afraid of the World, Be Very Afraid

Five global problems that are getting worse—and may never get better.

People gather near a damaged shop after a mob attack in Minuwangoda on May 14, 2019, north of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

Buddhist Anger Could Tear Sri Lanka Apart

Old hatreds are coming out in the aftermath of the Easter bombings.

A picture taken on May 13, 2019, shows the crude oil tanker, Amjad, which was one of two Saudi tankers that were damaged in mysterious attacks off the coast of the Gulf emirate of Fujairah.

U.S. Intel Indicates Iran Behind Tanker Sabotage

President Trump is warning armed conflict with Iran would be the country’s ‘official end.’

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