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A Lebanese protester

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Lebanon’s Saad Hariri is back by unpopular demand, IR scholars give Trump an F-, and Beltway insiders’ favorite board game.

Attendees listen as Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi speaks at the “Howdy, Modi” event, which U.S. President Donald Trump attended, at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sept. 22, 2019.

Why Indian Americans Matter in U.S. Politics

America’s second-largest immigrant group mostly supports Democratic candidates, but support for Trump has grown since the 2016 election.

The Wall of Dolls, a memorial to the victims of femicide in Italy

The Victims Femicide Leaves Behind

Italy is one of the only countries with a law to provide for those orphaned by femicide—and it could serve as a model for the rest of Europe.

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Donald Trump attends a worship service in Las Vegas.

Trump Officials Seek to Push Social Conservative Values in International Agreements

The U.S. administration exports anti-abortion policies abroad and strips international agreements of references to “sexual orientation” and “gender identities.”

A woman reacts as a medical worker collects a swab sample for a Rapid Antigen Test for the novel coronavirus in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Sept. 11.

Don’t Let Health Hold Women Back

A focus on women’s health care should be the basis of any plan for equality.

Russian women who have been sentenced to life in prison for joining the Islamic State stand in a hallway of the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad on April 29, 2018.

Spending the Pandemic in an Iraqi Jail

Hundreds of Islamic State-affiliated women are optimistic that Baghdad will soon have to let them go.

Afghan women listen to speeches during the final campaign rally for Abdullah Abdullah.

Afghan Women Should Be the Centerpiece of the Peace Process

Afghanistan's future needs to include more than just those who hold guns. Here’s how to make that happen.

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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (C) listens to a representative at the Russian pavilion during a visit to the Dubai Airshow on Nov. 17, 2019.

The UAE Is Turning Into the World Capital for Weapons Makers

Years of quiet development are finally paying off, and Abu Dhabi’s defense industry can largely stand on its own feet.

An anti-immigration protest in Poland

Deporting Muslim Immigrants Won’t Make Poland Safer

The right-wing government in Warsaw has weaponized a 2016 anti-terrorism law to ruthlessly pursue suspected foreign terrorists while ignoring homegrown threats.

Lebanese, Palestinian, and Iraqi Americans form a human chain during an Arab unity rally in front of Dearborn City Hall in Dearborn, Michigan, on June 6, 2007.

‘Tired of the Game’: Palestinian Americans Want Trump Out but Have Issues With Biden

In a crucial state like Michigan, Joe Biden will have to convince skeptical Palestinians that he won’t leave them in the lurch—again.

Filippo Grandi, the commissioner of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, at an IDP camp

Our Top Weekend Reads

The U.N.’s diversity problem, why Americans are giving up on democracy, and Germany’s successful—yet broken—integration experiment.

Cardboard figures of Chinese President Xi Jinping, wearing a face mask, and U.S. President Donald Trump stand in front of a souvenir shop in Moscow on June 3.

The Rise of the COVID Dictatorships

Around the world, emergency powers are chipping away at democracy—sometimes with public support.

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