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President Donald J. Trump announces the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal in Washington on May 8, 2018.

There Is No Check on Trump’s Rage Going Nuclear

An angry, entitled man has total control over devastating weapons.

Bernie Sanders speaks during a news conference to urge Congress not to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership on June 3, 2015.

Democrats Won’t Win by Being Trump Lite on Trade

International trade isn’t the problem—it’s Republican trade policies that have empowered corporations while leaving American workers behind.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic walks under a giant Serbian national flag during his arrival in the village of Gazivode, Serbia on Sept. 8, 2018.

Serbia Needs Kosovo’s Respect, Not Its Land

Peace talks have fallen apart again in the Balkans—but Greece and Macedonia show the proper way forward.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a military parade marking the country’s annual Army Day in Tehran on April 18.

How to Prevent an Accidental War With Iran

With the dangers of miscalculation or misunderstanding high, Trump should act now to make sure the only wars the United States enters are the ones it really wants to.

Turkish-Cypriot President Mustafa Akinci walks alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the northern part of Nicosia in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), which is only recognised by Turkey, during a welcome ceremony on July 10, 2018.

Turkey Is Hungry for War With Cyprus

Erdogan has rarely been so weak at home—or so aggressive with his neighbors in the Mediterranean.

In this picture taken on March 15, 2018, local resident Truong Thi Hong, 76, looks at the names of relatives killed during the My Lai massacre at the war memorial museum in Son My village, Quang Ngai province.

America Loves Excusing Its War Criminals

Bitter memories of impunity for U.S. soldiers still rankle even close allies.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (C) shakes hands with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten (L) at a special ecumenical service to mark the start of the parliamentary year at St Paul's Anglican church on Feb. 12 in Canberra, Australia.

Scott Morrison Won Australia’s Election Against All Odds. It Shouldn’t Have Come as a Surprise.

The Australian Labor Party made the same mistakes that have led to failure for center-left leaders across the globe—and the right is reaping the benefits.

People gather near a damaged shop after a mob attack in Minuwangoda on May 14, 2019, north of the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

Buddhist Anger Could Tear Sri Lanka Apart

Old hatreds are coming out in the aftermath of the Easter bombings.

Assia Benziane (from left), Marlène Schiappa, Aissata Lam, Emma Watson, Lisa Azuelos, and Denis Mukwege arrive at the first meeting for the G-7 advisory committee for equality between women and men at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Feb. 19.

A French Feminist Foreign Policy

France is the latest country to pledge allegiance to a gendered international focus. Will it work?

Students wave US and Chinese flags as they send off US First Lady Melania Trump and China's First Lady Peng Liyuan after their visit to the Banchang Primary School in Beijing on November 9, 2017.

Universities Aren’t Ready for Trade War Casualties

American schools have become dependent on Chinese student money.

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Britain Is Making Sexual Harassment a Hate Crime

A shift in how police departments handle complaints about men could save the lives of countless women.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves at a public rally in Kolkata, India, on April 3. (Atul Loke/Getty Images)

What Will India Look Like If Modi Returns to Power?

Sunday's exit polls suggest the prime minister will get a second term. But while that may hurt India's liberal traditions, a further slide toward authoritarianism isn't likely.

Crimean Tatars light candles during a memorial ceremony in Kiev on May 18, 2016, in commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of the deportation of the indigenous population of Crimea by the Soviet Union.

Who Will Speak for the Tatars?

When Russia seized Crimea in 2014, a crackdown on the Muslim minority ensued.

A settlement is seen against the skyline of Manila’s financial district in the Philippines on Aug. 17, 2017.

For the Poor, Falling Poverty Numbers Aren’t Always Good News

Chronic poverty may be on the decline, but too many families still face cyclical poverty.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russian President Vladimir Putin walk past a portrait of founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini as they arrive for a press conference after meeting in Tehran on Sept. 7, 2018.

Iran Is Scaring Off Its Friends, Too

Even Tehran’s sympathizers in Europe and Asia are leery of its latest shifts in policy.

An Iraqi policeman stands guard at a border crossing between Iran and Iraq near the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Feb 26, 2007.

Iraq Is Not an Iranian Vassal State

These days, Tehran is having trouble getting what it wants from its neighbor—a development Washington can encourage by backing off.

David Wang, executive director of Huawei's board, at the Huawei Beijing Executive Briefing Centre in Beijing on May 15, 2019. (

Huawei Ban Means the End of Global Tech

As the United States and China square off, firms will be forced to decouple.

A song and dance festival in Estonia in 2011.

Estonia’s Natural Experiment in Fighting Right-Wing Populism

Two models have emerged for dealing with a new nationalist government—but it’s not clear which will prove more effective.

A banner against a proposed extradition law is seen in a meeting room in Hong Kong, China. 14 May 2019.

The End of Hong Kong Is Almost Here

Allowing extradition to China would be another nail in the coffin.

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