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A man takes a selfie in Iceland.

Why Is Everyone Going to Iceland?

How Reykjavik successfully managed the pandemic and brought tourism back.

Soldiers in Afghanistan's Bamiyan province

A ‘Life and Death Fight’ Against the Taliban in Central Afghanistan

Bamiyan, home to the Taliban-wrecked Buddhas, might be the start of Afghanistan’s pushback against the insurgents.

Then-Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs David Helvey

Biden Loses Top Pentagon Asia Hand

Yet more turnover at the Pentagon for the administration.

John Bass attends a press conference.

Biden to Tap Career Diplomat to Senior State Department Management Post

John Bass has served in some of the most difficult diplomatic assignments abroad, including Turkey and Afghanistan.

Trainee soldiers attend a reconciliation program in South Sudan.

U.S. Quietly Gives Up on South Sudan War Crimes Court

Six years after Washington gave $5 million to set up a war crimes court, nothing has happened.

Sens. Bernie Sanders, Mike Lee, and Chris Murphy speak on war powers legislation on Capitol Hill.

Lawmakers Gear Up to Wrest Back War Powers From the White House

They say the effort seeks to reverse decades of encroachment by the executive branch.

Members of the South African Police Service line up to receive their dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine during the vaccination drive at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

South Africa’s Twin Crises Are Feeding Each Other

Political chaos is worsening the third wave of the coronavirus.

Ben and Jerry’s announces new flavor.

Israel Goes to War Again, This Time Against Ben & Jerry’s

Israeli leaders press for legal measures after the ice cream company announced it would halt sales in Jewish settlements.

Christian followers of the American evangelical pastor John Hagee cheer in Israel

What’s Next for Christian Zionists?

The backbone of Israel’s support in the United States is a group of evangelical Christians, but their power is threatened by the changing of the political guard.

An Afghan security member pours gasoline over a pile of seized drugs and alcoholic drinks

The Taliban Are Breaking Bad

Meth is even more profitable than heroin—and is turbocharging the insurgency.

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