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Former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Why Britain’s Labour Party Kicked Out Jeremy Corbyn

Arguments over anti-Semitism associated with the former leader have consumed the party for years.

An aerial view shows graves in the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery in Manaus, Brazil, on July 20.

Brazil’s First Wave Isn’t Over Yet

Coronavirus cases are spiking again in the country’s north, threatening to increase strain on public hospitals. This time, local governments face even more political pressure to lift restrictions.

This photo taken on September 14, 2020 shows employees work on a car assembly line at a Dongfeng factory in Wuhan on Sept. 14.

China Has the V-Shaped Recovery of Which Trump Can Only Dream

But the structure of its comeback may create problems at home—and abroad.

Mexican then-President Enrique Pena Nieto, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sign a revised trade agreement on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, on Nov. 30, 2018.

Threats and Border Walls Are Destroying the United States’ Biggest Strategic Advantage

Restoring a common purpose with Canada and Mexico is the lowest-hanging fruit in U.S. foreign policy.

A group supporting Ivory Coast's political opposition protest against a third term for President Alassane Ouattara in Abidjan on Oct. 15.

Ivory Coast’s Election Could Do Lasting Harm to Democratic Norms in West Africa

While France and the United States turn a blind eye, Alassane Ouattara is rolling back the region’s democratic gains and legitimizing authoritarian rule.

A partially-masked man walks in Pfarrkirchen, a town in Bavaria, on Oct. 27 after a local lockdown was imposed.

They Conquered COVID-19. Now They’re Struggling.

From the Czech Republic and Germany to the Indian state of Kerala, governments that dealt decisively with the first wave of the coronavirus are drowning in the second wave.

Protesters try to enter the Michigan House of Representatives chamber and are kept out by State Police at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan on April 30.

Election Violence in the United States Is a Clear and Present Danger

Americans expect election-related instability in faraway countries. Here’s how it could happen at home.

TAIWAN-THREAT-CHINA

Taiwan Is More Than a Pawn to Be Sacrificed to China

Here are all the reasons why the country and its people matter.

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon (right) greets fugitive Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui

Guo Wengui Is Sending Mobs After Chinese Dissidents

Steve Bannon’s billionaire funder claims to be a foe of the Chinese Communist Party, but his targets are fellow exiles.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Pompeo Courts the Maldives in Latest Bid to Check China’s Influence

A U.S. Embassy and defense agreements are meant to keep the island nation from falling into Beijing’s orbit.

President Donald Trump with Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, and Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi pose for a group photo with other leaders of the Muslim world during the inauguration of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh on May 21, 2017.

Trump’s Middle East Legacy Is Failure

The president has had a handful of successes—but never anything approaching a strategy.

Supporters cheer as Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi speaks at NRG Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas.

Indian Americans Stir Blue Wave in Deep Red Texas

Trump’s touted his rallies with India’s leader, but the Indian American community is leaning left—and nowhere like in Texas.

Voters wait in line outside Philadelphia City Hall to cast early voting ballots on Oct. 27.

How Does it Feel for 2020 to Be Your Generation’s Defining Year?

Young Americans will be voting in huge numbers. They are also the most globally minded generation since the 1970s.

Members of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan protest against the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan ahead of its 16th anniversary in Kabul on Oct. 6, 2017.

Afghans See No Good Choices in the U.S. Election

Regardless of who wins next week, Afghans feel neither Trump nor Biden will do anything for Afghanistan—they just hope the next president completes the U.S. withdrawal.

A man works on a wooden statue made to resemble US President Donald Trump in the village of Sela pri Kamniku, about 20 miles northeast of Ljubljana in Slovenia, the home country of Trump's wife on August 28, 2019.

How Trump Lost the Balkans

The administration’s see-no-evil diplomacy has produced a dangerous unraveling across the region.

A protester waves the Nigerian national flag while gathering with other protesters to barricade the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Shutting Down SARS Won’t End Nigeria’s Security Crisis

The military and vigilante groups may step in where police have failed—and their human rights records are just as bad.

Anti-abortion activists and supporters of naming Judge Amy Coney Barrett as a Supreme Court justice

Let’s Be Honest About Religion and the Courts

As Amy Coney Barrett wrote herself, religious convictions are real and influential on judges.

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