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China’s response to the coronavirus, the EU pushing refugees into Rwanda, and fears of another civil war in Afghanistan.
Pompeo's plan to make peace with the resurgent Taliban is a sad reminder of all that went wrong in Afghanistan—and how it could have been otherwise.
Trump’s peace plan killed any hope of a negotiated settlement. Rather than empty rhetoric, Palestinian leaders owe their people a new approach—even if it means disbanding the PA.
The U.S.-Taliban truce raises some hope—but not while the Afghan government remains a stranger to the talks.
The administration's goal is not peace but the normalization of Israel’s military rule over millions of Palestinians.
A U.S. peace plan seems designed mainly to get Bibi reelected. The Palestinians aren’t even invited.
Volodymyr Zelensky is walking a fine line as he seeks peace with Russia without being seen as ceding too much in return.
Khalid bin Salman is working full time to extricate Saudi Arabia from the disastrous conflict begun by his brother. Some regional and U.S. officials are cautiously optimistic.
Communism and democratic socialism won’t heal today’s political divisions. But social democracy—which helped ward off extremism following World War II—could.
Capitalism is still the best way to handle risk and boost innovation and productivity.
Global warming could launch socialists to unprecedented power—and expose their movement’s deepest contradictions.
Fragments of the wall have become museum pieces. But with the rise of extremist parties in Germany, the debate over the barrier’s legacy is anything but history.