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Annexation of the West Bank would cement a one-state reality on the ground, enshrining Israeli rights over Palestinians.
The coronavirus has swept through the top ranks, leaving Mullah Omar’s son tenuously in charge.
With new Taliban prisoner releases, the Afghan government hints at progress with peace talks.
Annexing the West Bank would threaten Israel’s peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan, anger allies in the Gulf, undermine the Palestinian Authority, and endanger Israel as a Jewish democracy.
U.S. officials worry that counterterrorism operations will be constrained.
The pandemic has decreased some kinds of crime and increased others. But the world is much safer than it used to be, and we know how to make it even safer.
As political divisions hold up talks with the Taliban, Afghan forces are paying the price.
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.