Trump Weighs Military Options Against Iran
Officials are reportedly considering a proposal to send as many as 6,000 additional U.S. troops to the region.
Iran in Retreat From Nuclear Deal
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China Is Winning the Solar Space Race
The United States should be leading on the energy of the future — but it keeps blowing its chances.
The World This Weekend
Fallout continues after tanker attacks, protests rage in Hong Kong, and talks resume in Sudan.
How to Speak Out and Stay Hidden in Hong Kong
Protest veterans have developed new tactics—but so have the police.
How Europe Is Handing Off Its ISIS Militants to Iraq
France is leading the way in washing its hands of its Islamic State fighters—whether they receive justice or not.
Maximum Pressure on Iran Means Maximum Risk of War
Trump’s strategy is creating a crisis, not solving one.
Some U.S. Allies Balk at Blaming Iran for Tanker Attack
Conflicting accounts of the incidents in the Gulf of Oman stir further confusion in an increasingly volatile region.
Document of the Week: Facebook Disappoints Authorities—Again
The doctored Nancy Pelosi video hardly marks the first time the social media giant has faced backlash. Consider Germany in 2015.
How an Extradition Bill Became a Red Line for Hong Kongers
On the podcast: A former China correspondent traces Beijing’s gradual effort to erode human rights in Hong Kong.
Europe’s Dream: Escaping the Dictatorship of the Dollar
Trump’s hostile behavior is reinvigorating efforts to turn the euro into an alternative to the world’s dominant currency. If only the Europeans could find some way to do it.
Tunisia’s Authoritarians Learn to Love Liberalism
Police unions are using their country’s newfound freedoms to protect themselves—and attack freedom fighters.
How Hong Kong’s Unrest Plays to Beijing’s Hawks
Hard-liners say the protests only prove that America’s hidden hand is everywhere.
Belgium’s Beijing Embassy Calls Chinese Cops on Uighur Family
Belgian officials say their small country can't risk offending China.
U.S. Blames Iran for Tanker Attacks
Plus: Expert committee convenes on Ebola, Boris Johnson inches closer to the prime minister's office, and the other stories we're following today.
Hezbollah Isn’t Just in Beirut. It’s in New York, Too.
The trial of a senior operative reveals the extent of the terrorist organization’s reach in the United States and Canada.
The Old Guard Are Killing the World’s Youngest Country
South Sudan was born amid great hope but has since descended into war. It will take a new generation of leaders to make it a successful state.
Xinjiang Visit by U.N. Counterterrorism Official Provokes Outcry
Rights activists say upcoming trip by U.N. diplomat could reinforce Beijing’s line that Uighur activists are terrorists.