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Zalmay Khalilzad achieved what he was asked to do: Get the United States out of Afghanistan.
The Shiite cleric was once Washington’s bitter enemy in Iraq—and now offers the best chance of securing U.S. interests.
Moving the Games offers a rare opportunity to weaken Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Tehran no longer takes Washington seriously. To revive the nuclear deal, the threat of military escalation needs to be on the table.
International assistance isn’t the political lever many hope it will be.
Fear of coronavirus outbreaks and recent manufacturing struggles are causing disruptions with global ripple effects.
Conservative President Ebrahim Raisi, deeply distrustful of the West, looks to deepen ties with China and Russia.
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.