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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden listens during a joint statement to the press with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on March 9, 2010. While Biden has taken critical stances on Israel in his 2020 presidential campaign, he has stressed: “My commitment to Israel is absolutely unshakeable.”

Biden Resists Move Left on Foreign Policy

Though he’s eager to accommodate Bernie Sanders’s base on domestic issues, the presumptive Democratic nominee is still seen as a man of the past by progressives.

U.S. President Donald Trump walks with Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, and others

The Pentagon Distances Itself from Trump

Facing fierce criticism from Mattis and other former senior military officials, Esper insists the Pentagon is not playing politics.

Employees eating lunch at a Dongfeng Honda auto plant in Wuhan, China, shortly after returning to work, on March 23.

As Economies Reopen, It’s the Law of the Jungle for Workers

Governments and companies are returning to business at many different speeds. All worry that something might go wrong.

U.S. police stand by a protest near the White House.

Australia Launches Probe Into U.S. Police Violence Against TV Crew

While live on air, a journalist and cameraman were attacked with tear gas along with crowds across from White House.

Alek Minassian (left), accused of the 2018 Toronto van attack; Elliot Rodger (center), a member of early incel communities who killed six people in California; and Chris Harper-Mercer, who cited Rodger in a manifesto found after he killed nine in Oregon.

Incels Are Radicalized and Dangerous. But Are They Terrorists?

Canada is searching for new frameworks to tackle ideological violence.

Taliban prisoners walk in line during their recent release from Bagram prison near Kabul on May 26.

Leader of Afghan Taliban Said to Be Gravely Ill With the Coronavirus

“Nearly all the Taliban leadership in Doha has the bug,” a senior Afghan official said.

A man holds up his fist during a protest near the White House in Washington on May 31.

With Scenes of Police Brutality, America’s Beacon to the World Winks Out

U.S. soft power was already dwindling under Trump. But the new wave of police violence and racial injustice may be drying up the reserves.

U.S. President Donald Trump, alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

China Puts the Final Kibosh on Trump’s Trade Deal

By reportedly halting major agricultural purchases, Beijing makes it likely U.S.-China relations will dramatically worsen.

U.S. President Donald Trump walks back to the White House after spending time in front of St. John's Episcopal church in Washington, DC on June 1.

Trump Pledges Military Response to Protests, Provoking Outrage

Congress pushes back after images of police violence spread over the weekend with a move to limit Pentagon weapons transfers to local authorities.

A protester carries a U.S. flag past a burning building in Minneapolis on May 29 after a night of protests in reaction to the police slaying of George Floyd.

America’s Race Problem Erupts Anew, Layered With Coronavirus Tensions

Rioting in the aftermath of another police-inflicted death—this time in one of the most prosperous U.S. cities—reveals how little progress has been made.

Protesters face police in Minneapolis.

African Leaders, Joined by U.S. Embassies, Condemn Police Killing in Minneapolis

In highly unusual move, U.S. diplomats in Uganda and Kenya issue public pronouncements expressing distress over the death of George Floyd.

U.S. President Donald Trump looks at reporters asking questions as he returns to the Oval Office after delivering a statement on China at the White House May 29, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Trump Cuts U.S. Ties With World Health Organization Amid Pandemic

Democrats and NGOs slammed the White House decision, saying the U.S. president was ceding influence to China and further undercutting the coronavirus response.

Police detain people during protests in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Ensnared in U.S.-China Showdown

The U.S. pronouncement that it no longer considers Hong Kong to be independent from China paves the way for future sanctions, which could hurt the very people the United States means to help.

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, who is leading the charge to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organization, speaks to the press at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 30.

U.S. Effort to Depart WTO Gathers Momentum

Both political parties are demonizing the world trade body, but many experts warn that such a move could seriously set back U.S. power and prestige.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a peace summit on Libya

Pentagon Escalates Rhetoric in Libya as Russian Planes Arrive

U.S. Africa Command calls out Moscow for tipping the scales in a conflict the Trump administration has mostly sought to avoid.

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