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Former U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton

The Journey of John Bolton: From Right-Wing Zealot to Rock of the Republic

Trump’s former national security advisor could be a key to proving the impeachment case against the president.

U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien walks onstage during the seventh summit between the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Bangkok on Nov. 4, 2019.

Robert O’Brien Is the Anti-Bolton

The quiet successor to Trump’s fiery former national security advisor couldn’t be more different. And he wants to stay that way, aides say.

A Palestinian demonstrator points a toy gun at a cartoon drawing depicting U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest against his Middle East peace plan on Jan. 27.

We Know Peace Plans—This Isn’t One of Them

Here’s why Trump’s latest gambit probably won’t settle the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the Fifth World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem on Jan. 23.

For Netanyahu, Trump’s White House Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

A U.S. peace plan seems designed mainly to get Bibi reelected. The Palestinians aren’t even invited.

House impeachment managers

In Historic Impeachment Trial, Democrats May Have Talked Too Much

The House managers delivered a powerful case that Trump abused his office, but many Americans are tuning out—and almost no Republican votes have changed.

A police officer checks the temperature of a driver at a highway in Wuhan, China, on Jan. 24, 2020.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Wuhan faces quarantine as coronavirus spreads, Imran Khan discusses China, and Trump picks up Ukraine conspiracy theory.

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Impeachment Trials and Conspiracy Theories: A Match Made in Hell

Does Russia get too much or too little credit in fueling the Ukraine scandal? As with everything these days, it’s too hard to tell.

Protesters hold posters showing Iranian commander Qassem Suleimani during a protest outside the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul on Jan. 5.

The U.S. Can Deter Iran but Not Its Proxies

Rash action by Tehran-connected groups could provoke an escalatory cycle.

Russian national guard members patrol along Moscow's Red Square on Dec. 30, 2019.

For Russia, Impeachment Can’t Be Over Soon Enough

Despite the shadow cast by election interference, many leading Russians—even Putin—would like to get back to normal dealings.

A view of the damage at Ain al-Assad military air base

More U.S. Troops Treated for Concussion Symptoms as Trump Downplays ‘Headaches’

Veterans criticize president for dismissing possibility that U.S. personnel suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran missile strike.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping

U.S. State Department Appoints Envoy to Counter Chinese Influence at the U.N.

The Trump administration’s retreat from multilateralism left a political void that China is seeking to fill. Now, the United States wants to turn back the clock.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky

Republican Lawmakers Questioned Trump’s Withholding of Ukraine Aid, Documents Show

Newly released emails and other documents show that some of those now sitting as jurors in Trump’s impeachment trial were also unhappy about his move to freeze aid last year.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Senators Battle Over Rules as Trump Impeachment Trial Begins

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell presses for a swift acquittal of the U.S. president.

A pro-Trump message on a house in the village of Doonbeg in County Clare, Ireland, on the main road to Trump International Golf Club on June 6, 2019.

Trump’s Growing European Base

Attitudes toward the United States are improving across the Atlantic—but only because the right wing is getting stronger.

Former U.S. diplomat Nicholas Burns testifies before the Senate.

Pompeo’s Silence Creates a ‘Crisis of Morale’ at State Department

“The rank and file are very disturbed by the inability, the refusal, of the secretary of state to defend his own people,” says former diplomat Nicholas Burns.

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