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Jerusalem's Greek Orthodox patriarch, Theophilos III (center), arrives at the Church of the Nativity in the occupied West Bank town of Bethlehem on Jan. 6. (Musa al-Shaer/AFP/Getty Images)

Don’t Blame the Orthodox Church for Nasty Political Games in the Holy Land

The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate is not deliberately selling off land to Israeli settlers. It has been the victim of fraud and attacks by Israeli extremists.

United Nations personnel stand at a lookout point as they monitor the Israel-Syria border in the  Golan Heights, on Jan. 21, 2019.

Israel’s Occupation of the Golan Heights Is Illegal and Dangerous

A recent article argued the Golan should remain Israeli forever. That would reward aggression and set a dangerous international precedent.

Supporters of the Bangladesh Awami League attend a grand rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Jan. 19, to celebrate its landslide victory in the country’s 11th parliamentary election, held on Dec. 30, 2018. (Mamunur Rashid/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

Bangladesh Is Booming. Don’t Believe the Negative Hype.

Sumit Ganguly's recent FP article branded Bangladesh's election a debacle. Dhaka's ambassador to the United States begs to differ.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the funeral ceremony for Turkish soldier Musa Ozalkan on Jan. 23, 2018 at Ahmet Hamdi Akseki Mosque in Ankara.

Don’t Blame Everything on Erdogan

The Turkish government doesn’t have a soft spot for the Islamic State, and Ankara stands to lose more than anyone if the terrorist group makes a comeback.

Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili poses in front of the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Feb. 14. (Rob Engelaar/AFP/Getty Images)

Make Georgia Great Again

Georgia’s presidential election is a referendum on a government that has reversed its predecessor’s gains.

A member of the Metropolitan Police SWAT team patrols a movie theater before a showing of the film "The Interview" on December 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

In Cyberwar, There Are Some (Unspoken) Rules

A recent article argues that the lack of legal norms invites cyberconflict. But governments know the price of overreach and are refraining from unleashing their full capabilities.

U.S. President Donald Trump reaches to shake Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hand before a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 21, 2017 in New York City. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S.-Turkey Relationship Is Worse Off Than You Think

The alliance between Washington and Ankara needs to be saved—and easy fixes won't cut it.

A Palestinian man walks past the building of the UNRWA headquarters in Gaza City on January 8, 2018. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

UNRWA Has Changed the Definition of Refugee

The U.N.'s agency for Palestinians should stop playing word games and do its job.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to deliver a speech with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (out of frame) at the National Palace in Mexico City on February 12, 2015. Erdogan is in Mexico for a two-day official visit.  AFP PHOTO/ Yuri CORTEZ / AFP PHOTO / Yuri CORTEZ        (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey’s Double ISIS Standard

Ankara claims to oppose the Islamic State. Its actions suggest otherwise.

Vladimir Putin signs a natural gas pipeline in the Russian Far East city of Vladivostok on September 8, 2011. (DMITRY ASTAKHOV/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trojan Horse of Russian Gas

Energy resources aren’t just a commodity – they’re a vehicle for Russia’s political ambitions.

North and South Korean officials during a meeting at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the Demilitarized Zone on August 22, 2015. (South Korean Unification Ministry via Getty Images)

It Is Not Time to Bomb North Korea

There’s no reason to start a devastating war when nonmilitary options are working.

A picture taken on September 5, 2017 shows smoke billowing out following a coalition air strike in the western al-Daraiya neighbourhood of the embattled northern Syrian city of Raqa. / AFP PHOTO / Delil souleiman        (Photo credit should read DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Reports of Civilian Casualties in the War Against ISIS Are Vastly Inflated

U.S. officials care deeply about collateral damage and make every effort to investigate claims, which is why there has never been a more precise air campaign in the history of armed conflict.

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - MAY 22:  (ISRAEL OUT) In this handout photo provided by the Israel Government Press Office (GPO), US President Donald J Trump (L) and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner meet with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) at the King David Hotel May 22, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. Trump arrived for a 28-hour visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority areas on his first foreign trip since taking office in January.  (Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO via Getty Images)

Give Trump a Chance in the Middle East

Bush and Obama already helped destroy the region and damage U.S. interests there. How much worse could it get?

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 17:  Tear gas rains down on a woman kneeling in the street with her hands in the air after a demonstration over the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police was attacked by police August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his August 9, death.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Revolution Will Not Be Philosophized

If you choose not to condemn political violence, is that an expression of humility, or elitism?

(GERMANY OUT) Frederick Kempe (Präsident der US-Denkfabrik Atlantic Council) in der ZDF-Talkshow "Maybrit_Illner" am 05.02.2015 in BerlinThema der Sendung: Russland gegen den Westen - Europas Frieden in Gefahr? (Photo by Müller-Stauffenberg/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

The Atlantic Council Did Not Give a Global Citizen Award to Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba

And the allegation that we received funding to nominate him for the award is preposterous.

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