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Bill Clinton speaks on August 3, 2008 at the Mobile Treatment Centre (CTA) at the CHU of Fann in Dakar during a four-nation African tour.

Stopping Drug Patents Has Stopped Pandemics Before

Loosening property rules over coronavirus vaccines is likely to accelerate—not stifle—the pharmaceutical industry’s creativity.

Joe Biden waves to supporters before meeting with local labor leaders ahead at the union's state headquarters on Sept. 7, 2020 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

America Is Becoming a Social Democracy

The Biden administration is accomplishing what was once thought historically impossible.

Israeli security forces patrol outside the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on April 24.

Washington Has Enabled Israeli Extremism

Failure to condemn anti-Palestinian violence will only further it.

A man types on his smart phone in Iran.

Outdated U.S. Policies Are Helping Iran Censor Its Citizens

Unclear guidelines and fear of sanctions are stopping tech companies from selling products that would help Iranians access the internet freely and evade government surveillance.

Filipinos hold a mock Chinese flag with a collage of the faces of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping during an anti-China protest in Manila on July 12, 2019.

China Has Lost the Philippines Despite Duterte’s Best Efforts

Beijing’s growing aggressiveness is forcing Manila back into Washington’s camp.

An illustration of a sparkling fuse on a cybersecurity bomb.

Cybersecurity Ignorance Is Dangerous

A new book gets the policy recommendations right while making technical errors that could undermine trust in its conclusions.

A health worker from a women's clinic in Islamabad.

The Global Gag Rule’s Long Shadow in Pakistan

Biden repealed major restrictions on U.S. foreign assistance, but anti-abortion ideology still limits crucial reproductive care in the places that need it most.

Hate groups gather for the Unite the Right rally in Washington.

‘Bunkerchan’ Is Trying to Deradicalize Online Nazis

As far-right sites multiply, activists are moving into their turf.

Biden addresses Congress at the Capitol.

Biden’s Goldilocks Foreign Policy

“America is back” wrestles with the lingering imprint of “America First.”

An Afghan man squats while a group of U.S. Army soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division secure the local bazaar in Yayeh Kehl, near Kabul, Afghanistan, on Nov. 14, 2002.

America, the Afghan Tragedy, and the Subcontinent

Four decades of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan have left South Asia transformed—and on the cusp of a realignment.

Director of Afghan Women Network, Mary Akrami, Afghan civil society and women’s rights activist Laila Jafari, and member of the Wolesi Jirga Fawzia Koofi attend the Intra-Afghan Dialogue talks in Doha on July 7, 2019.

Afghanistan Can’t Achieve Stability Without Women

To reach a gender-conscious peace deal with the Taliban, Afghan negotiators need more time—and U.S. support.

U.S. President Joe Biden addresses Congress.

Can Biden Sell His Domestic Agenda as a Win Against China?

From climate change policy to COVID-19 relief, Biden’s domestic and foreign-policy goals are coming under fire. 

People walk past a mural showing the face of George Floyd on a section of Israel's controversial separation barrier in the city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank on March 31.

Does America Need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission?

Transitional justice has worked for dozens of countries with a legacy of systemic abuses.

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