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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.
Even when the country wants a deal, at least four largely psychological impediments get in the way.
In the Balkan wars, women were targets. In postwar governments, they’ve been pushed out of sight.
A FARC faction goes back to war, an Iranian rocket fails to launch, and other stories we’re following today.
The Trump administration’s peace deal for Afghanistan needs a plan for the country’s most looming threat: international terrorists whom both sides oppose.
American elites used to see war as a tragic necessity. Now they’re completely addicted to it.
Letting the country unravel isn't an exit strategy.
Protests in Lebanon and Chile, cleanup in the Philippines and Puerto Rico, and impeachment in the United States.
Deadly blazes have swept the country amid record heat, killing more than 20 people and millions of animals and leaving behind a charred, apocalyptic landscape.
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.