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Dan Moss, of the National Potato Council, shortly before joining U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, on May 23, 2019.

Trump’s Trade Wars Have Made Bad Agriculture Policies Worse

From suffering U.S. farmers to the pain inflicted on the developing world, everything about U.S. agriculture policy is dysfunctional. The next administration can do better.

President Donald Trump departs after speaking to media at the White House.

Trump Appointee Seeks to Turn U.S. Media Agency Into a Political Cheerleader

Michael Pack, the controversial head of U.S. government broadcasting, tries to blow up the firewalls that have protected Voice of America and other agencies from political interference.

Joe Biden waves as he arrives at New Castle County Airport for his trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin, Sept. 3, 2020 in New Castle, Delaware.

70 Is the New 50 for World Leaders

It’s neither a coincidence, nor a problem, that both candidates for America’s highest office are so old.

A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump rallies outside the "Latinos for Trump Roundtable" event at Trump National Doral Miami golf resort in Doral, Florida, on Sept. 25.

In Florida, Many Colombian Americans Fear Biden Is Soft on Socialism

By painting Biden as a far-left sympathizer, Trump is getting a late-election bounce with Florida’s normally Democratic-leaning Colombian community.

Sen. Tim Kaine

Senior U.S. Lawmaker Wants to Scale Back Pay-for-Post Ambassadorships

Both parties have rewarded donors with top diplomatic positions, but Trump has taken it to a new level.

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Our Top Weekend Reads

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri is back by unpopular demand, IR scholars give Trump an F-, and Beltway insiders’ favorite board game.

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Here’s How the 2020 U.S. Elections Resemble Those of Fragile Democracies

A veteran observer of elections in troubled countries describes the undeniable parallels.

U.S. President Donald Trump, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, and moderator, NBC News anchor Kristen Welker, participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, on Oct. 22.

Trump and Biden Are Both Touting Foreign-Policy Failures as Achievements

With the world on fire from Thailand to Nigeria, there wasn’t much talk of international affairs in the final debate of the 2020 campaign—and when there was, both candidates defended flawed approaches to North Korea.

Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (left) sits with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

How a Biden Presidency Could Hurt Netanyahu—and Help Him

Sudan’s decision to forge ties with Israel is one more gift from the Trump administration.

Tibetan flags are displayed as protesters gather in front of the Consulate General of China in Los Angeles on March 10, 2019, to mark the 60th Global Tibetan National Uprising Commemorations.

Beijing’s Human Rights Victims Shouldn’t Support Trump

Tough on China or not, a second term would only spell more misery for Tibetans and other communities victimized by Beijing.

The South Korean Navy Aegis destroyer King Sejong the Great sails during a drill on the Dokdo/Takeshima islets on Aug. 25, 2019.

Trump, Not Biden, Wrecked American Power in the Pacific

The damage done to U.S. standing in Asia will take decades to repair.

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The Game That Ruins Friendships and Shapes Careers

For me, Diplomacy is an addictive quarantine hobby. For my high school frenemy, it was training for the Trump administration.

U.S. President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland on Sept. 29.

Poll: How Biden and Trump Differ on Foreign Policy

A survey of academics underscores sharp divergences on key issues but expects bipartisan alignment next year on China, cybersecurity, and counterterrorism.

U.S. President Donald Trump kisses German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the annual G7 summit in Biarritz, France, on Aug. 25, 2019.

What Would a Less Europhobic Trump Look Like—if He Wins?

Transatlantic relations are at a low point. But there are reasons why even Trump might want to mend them.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens to the NATO secretary general after arriving for a summit in Brussels on Nov. 20, 2019.

House Democrats Pledge to Continue Investigations Into Pompeo—Regardless of Election Outcome

The contenders to lead the House Foreign Affairs Committee all plan to redouble its investigations into the secretary of state’s tenure.

Attendees listen as Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi speaks at the “Howdy, Modi” event, which U.S. President Donald Trump attended, at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sept. 22, 2019.

Why Indian Americans Matter in U.S. Politics

America’s second-largest immigrant group mostly supports Democratic candidates, but support for Trump has grown since the 2016 election.

Tomas Martinez, with Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights

Trump’s Assaults on Immigrants Drive Georgia’s Latino Voters

Once solid red, Georgia has become a battleground state in part due to its growing Latino population—and rampant anger at Trump’s immigration policies.

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