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Jake Sullivan speaks alongside President-elect Joe Biden.

The Sullivan Model

Jake Sullivan, Biden’s “once-in-a-generation intellect,” is facing a once-in-a-generation challenge.

Russian President Vladimir Putin inspects military exercises.

Is Russia Preparing to Go to War in Ukraine?

Troop buildup near Ukraine’s border is the largest since 2014.

Christine Schraner Burgener arrives at Sittwe Airport in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

The End of Quiet Diplomacy in Myanmar

The U.N. dials up the pressure campaign against Myanmar’s putschists.

Soldiers at Clark Air Base in the Philippines.

Philippines Leaning Toward Allowing U.S. Troops After All

But the Biden administration still faces an unreliable ally in Duterte.

European Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager

Big Talk on Big Tech—but Little Action

In both the U.S. and EU, antitrust and regulatory efforts against Facebook, Google, and Amazon are gaining traction. But no one’s about to break them up.

Frontline workers wait to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

What’s Behind India’s Second Coronavirus Wave?

Waning immunity, new virus variants—India’s sharp surge could be caused by any number of alarming factors.

Tourists photograph elephants in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

When Nature Conservation Goes Wrong

Environmentalists’ intent on saving the planet by protecting natural habitats are creating human disasters of their own.

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