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A Syrian man looks at a building fire following regime bombardment in Douma, one of the few remaining rebel-held pockets in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus on March 23. (Hamza al-Ajweh/AFP/Getty Images)

What Comes Next in Syria?

With President Trump’s strikes on Assad’s regime, the Syrian civil war is at the forefront of the global political stage. But what happens when the strikes are over?

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Reporter’s Notebook: Germany’s Family Reunification Problem

FP contributor Vauhini Vara appears on The E.R. to discuss her story “Germany’s Family Feud.”

China's President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the opening session of the Chinese Communist Party's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Oct. 18.  (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

How Far Will China Go?

From buying influence at American universities to forcing Chinese nationals to return home, Beijing is expanding its political operations abroad.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley at a U.N. Security Council meeting in New York on Dec. 18, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The Double Life of Nikki Haley

Is Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations a dedicated fighter for human rights or a retail politician looking for any issue that advances her career?

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House on May 16, 2017. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Is Democracy Dying?

Is the end of democracy as we know it near? Yascha Mounk sets out to answer in his new book, “The People vs. Democracy.” 

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and US President Donald Trump. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

What to Expect From Talks With North Korea

This week’s guest, Mickey Bergman, has been to the table with North Korea before and knows what to expect from the upcoming talks.

The State Department seal on the podium before a photo opportunity from Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, June 9 in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The E.R.: The State Department’s #MeToo Moment

Beginning with film producer Harvey Weinstein, wave after wave of stories have taken on men in every industry: from newsrooms to Hollywood to Silicon Valley. Now, it's the State Department's turn.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with steel executives at the White House, where he announced new tariffs, Mar. 1, 2018. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The Strange Legal Journey of the Trump Dossier

While BuzzFeed works to verify some of its controversial claims, lawsuits abound.

Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City on Dec. 10, 2017. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

A Former Peace Negotiator Muses on Trump and the Future of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

More than a year into Donald Trump’s presidency, we’ve seen what appears to be a fundamental shift in U.S. policy toward Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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The Mysterious Origins of a DHS Report Calling for Sunni Muslim Surveillance

FP published a draft government report calling for the screening of Sunni Muslims. How do such reports come to be?

GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP - MARCH 22: Thousands of Palestinians carry the coffin of Hamas Founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin during his funeral on March 22, 2004 in Gaza City, Gaza Strip. Yassin was targeted and killed in an Israeli helicopter attack March 22, 2004 after leaving a mosque in the Gaza Strip. (Photo by Getty Images)

How Far is Too Far for Israel’s Targeted Killings?

Ronen Bergman discusses his new book, Rise and Kill First.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - JANUARY 12: The Olympic Rings on the beach at Gangneung ahead of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics on January 12, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The Olympics on the E.R.: Olympic Figure Skater Sasha Cohen Weighs in on the 2018 Games

In part two of our Olympics series, print editor Sarah Wildman and FP reporter Emily Tamkin chat with Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen ahead of the games in Pyeongchang.

Adolf Hitler marches into the arena at the opening ceremony of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. (E. E. Williams/Keystone/Getty Images)

The Olympics on The E.R.: What Can We Learn From Past Games Ahead of Pyeongchang?

In part one of our two-part Olympics series, print editor Sarah Wildman calls up two historians to ask what we can learn from past games ahead of the kick off in South Korea on February 9.

On this episode of The E.R., Max Boot joins us to discuss his new book "The Road Not Taken."

After ISIS

The vice president wants aid to go Christians and other minorities targeted by the Islamic State. But others fear it could increase sectarian strife.

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