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Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid arrives at the first press conference in Kabul following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan on Aug. 18.

Facebook’s Taliban Ban Will Prove Costly for Afghans

Why the tech giant is on the wrong side of history yet again.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

The Real Lessons of the Trump-Kim Love Letters

What the 27 mostly unpublished missives tell us about the future of U.S.-North Korean diplomacy.

A container ship sails on the Mediterranean Sea during a thunderstorm about 20 nautical miles from Malta on Sept. 24, 2017.

Free Trade Is Dead. Risky ‘Managed Trade’ Is Here.

The old trade order has gone out the window at breathtaking speed. What comes next is very slippery.

Tattered American Flag After Hurricane Sandy

America, Indicted

Yes, the United States is deeply divided and probably undeserving of global leadership, as two new books argue. But who else is there?

Supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump gather outside of Trump Tower.

Those Who Don’t Investigate the Past Are Doomed to Repeat It

The U.S. government has rejected the chance to study this year’s insurrection. They’ll soon regret the decision.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro gestures at an anti-Trump demonstration.

How Maduro Beat Sanctions

Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy only made Maduro stronger. Now, Biden has to chart a new course.

U.S. President Joe Biden walks through Arlington National Cemetery.

The Military Revolt Against Joe Biden

An open letter by former officers calling the president a “Marxist” dictator is a greater threat to U.S. democracy than the ouster of Liz Cheney.

Facebook extends Trump ban

Extending the Trump Ban Won’t Heal Facebook’s Deeper Sickness

Apple cutting the social media giant off from iPhone user data could force a healthy change.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with U.S. President Donald Trump.

How Do You Say ‘Stop the Steal’ in Hebrew?

As another Israeli election nears, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s surrogates take a page from Trump’s playbook.

A person wears a QAnon sweatshirt during a pro-Trump rally

America’s Conspiratorial Delusions Weren’t Born Under Trump

False realities have been part of the U.S. political scene for decades.

Pro-Uighur protesters demonstrate outside the White House in Washington, on Aug. 14, 2020.

State Department Lawyers Concluded Insufficient Evidence to Prove Genocide in China

Despite the Trump administration’s declaration of a genocide in Xinjiang, upheld by the Biden administration, some legal experts suspect China’s behavior may fall short of actual genocide.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel deliberates with then-U.S. President Donald Trump at the G-7 summit Charlevoix, Canada, on June 9, 2018.

America Is Back. But Can Allies Ever Trust It Again?

Fears of another Trump make it even more urgent that allies work with Biden now.

An airport worker walks along Daxing International Airport in Beijing on Feb. 8.

China’s Potemkin Aviation Can’t Survive Without Washington’s Help

Biden has a hard choice to make regarding Trump’s limits on airliner tech.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

A Grand Old Identity Crisis

Trump may have been acquitted, but his brand has been damaged. The Republican Party now faces a battle for its future.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer walks with Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 9.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Political psychologists offer a new approach to authoritarianism, Ukraine clamps down on pro-Russian media, and a critically acclaimed documentary chronicles Wuhan’s lockdown.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to city officials and employees of Double Eagle Energy at the site of an active oil rig in Midland, Texas, on July 29, 2020.

The Death of the Carbon Coalition

Existing models of U.S. politics are wrong. Here’s how the system really works.

A specialist inside a COVID-19 mobile unit set up by the Peruvian Ministry of Health at the Hipolito Unanue Hospital in Lima on Feb. 27, 2020.

A Fight Over a Trump Official Could Block Aid to Latin America

The largest provider of urgently needed aid is up for a bigger budget, but some Democrats first want to remove its Trump-nominated head.

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