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A flurry of trade talks herald an economic realignment toward the West.
Hamdullah Mohib, former Afghan national security advisor, spoke about what went wrong, who’s to blame, and what lies in store for his country.
Beware of food price spikes and revolutions if Ukrainian grain deliveries are disrupted.
U.S. military equipment wouldn’t realistically help Ukrainians—or intimidate Putin.
Trump’s ambassador to the OSCE says a Russian invasion of Ukraine is an attack on “all of America’s allies.”
Modernizing vital technologies will help ensure a reliable deterrent.
Don’t expect Russian ground forces to try to hold territory.
Decentralizing decision-making can help left-behind regions get back on track.
Boris Johnson has contradictory ideas for his country’s future—and no clear paths for getting there.