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It’s not the disease that’s worrisome—it’s the Chinese government’s response to it.
Uncertainty in Bolivia after the resignation of President Evo Morales, a resurgence of Iraqi nationalism challenges long-term U.S. interests, and the United States is using diplomacy to crack into Greenland.
In the name of fighting illegal immigration, the EU, the United States, and Australia are emboldening authoritarian regimes, fueling abuses and corruption, and stoking intolerance at home.
Spain used to be seen as Europe’s exception due to its lack of an ultranationalist xenophobic party. Now the upstart Vox holds more than 50 seats in the parliament.
The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine testifies again as Democrats appear to narrow their focus in the impeachment investigation.
Autocrats are handing their citizens’ data to Beijing under so-called smart city programs.
More and more protesters say the general-turned-president has broken too many promises and must go.
Ethiopia’s continued efforts to dam the Nile could end in war with Egypt. Here’s how to stop that from happening.
Trump’s trade wars aren’t just about him or China—but global economic imbalances that the next U.S. administration will still have to address.
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