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The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Wikimedia Commons)

Babylon Revisited: Melancholy Thoughts After a Short Trip to Washington, D.C.

As a young reporter in political Washington in the late 1980s, I noticed that there was a type of person who thrived in the driven, transactional environment of the capital.

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 17:  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (2ndR), Defense Secretary James Mattis (R), shake hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono (2ndL) and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera (L), during a meeting of the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee at the State Department, on August 17, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Tokyo and Washington Have Another Nuclear Problem

There’s a plutonium arms race brewing in East Asia that could see China, Japan, and South Korea with the capability to make tens of thousands of nuclear weapons.

WASHINGTON, :  The Russian Federation flag flies above the Russian embassy 05 March 2001 in Washington, DC. Accused FBI spy Robert P. Hanssen allegedly tipped off the KGB about the existence of a secret eavesdropping tunnel beneath the embassy. AFP PHOTO/Mario TAMA (Photo credit should read MARIO TAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

A Guide to Russia’s Diplomatic Properties in Washington

Putin’s government owns properties scattered around D.C. What do they all do?

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 26:  The U.S. State Department is shown January 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Four senior management team members at the State Department resigned January 25, adding to an exodus of career senior foreign service officers who have recently resigned their positions.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

State Department Suspends Yet Another Fellowship Program

Critics fear the next generation of foreign policy talent could wither on the vine as State slashes fellowships.

A convoy of US forces armoured vehicles drives near the village of Yalanli, on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, on March 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / DELIL SOULEIMAN        (Photo credit should read DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

This Is How Great-Power Wars Get Started

Not with a bang, but basic strategic confusion in Washington about the links between Syria, Qatar, Iran, and Russia.

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 16:  U.S. President Donald Trump points as he speaks about policy changes he is making toward Cuba at the Manuel Artime Theater in the Little Havana neighborhood on June 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The President will re-institute some of the restrictions on travel to Cuba and U.S. business dealings with entities tied to the Cuban military and intelligence services.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Why Trump’s Foreign Policy Can’t Be Stopped

There are almost no checks and balances on the administration’s conduct of international affairs. And most Americans are fine with that.

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Turkey Blames D.C. Cops for Erdogan’s Thugs Pummeling Protesters

The statement comes after police charged 12 members of Erdogan’s security team.

Pro-Russian militiants attack a branch of Ukrainian bank Privatbank in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 28, 2014. Some 300 masked pro-Russian militants wielding baseball bats attacked a branch of the bank owned by an oligarch regional governor who has voiced criticism of Moscow. The gang attacked the Donetsk office of the powerful Private banking and metal industry holding belonging to Igor Kolomoisky, a billionaire who is also governor of the nearby region of Dnipropetrovsk. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLY        (Photo credit should read Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images)

The Kremlin’s Newest Hybrid Warfare Asset: Gangsters

Russia and other states have taken to hiring street gangs and thugs to do the sort of dirty work that even spies don't want to touch.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 27:  (AFP OUT) Senior advisor Jared Kushner  looks on during a working luncheon with President Mauricio Macri of Argentina in the Cabinet Room of the White House April 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to meet with Macri throughout the morning and early afternoon to discuss a range of bilateral issues.  (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Jared Kushner’s Growing Stench of Treason

Nobody knows yet whether the president's son-in-law broke any laws. But "traitor" is more than just a legal term.

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Turkey Angry at U.S. For Stopping Erdogan’s Goons From Beating Up D.C. Protesters

In the latest chapter of a new diplomatic rift between Washington and Ankara.

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A Yemeni man looks at a burning vehicle following a reported suicide car bombing in Huta, the capital of the southern province of Lahj, a bastion of Al-Qaeda jihadists, on March 27, 2017.
Ten jihadists, including a suicide bomber, perished when they attacked a government building in southern Yemen, killing six soldiers and four civilians, officials said.  / AFP PHOTO / SALEH AL-OBEIDI        (Photo credit should read SALEH AL-OBEIDI/AFP/Getty Images)

Yemen Lashes Out At D.C. Briefing By Human Rights Activists

The Yemeni embassy seeks to discredit civil society advocates holding an event on Capitol Hill. What are they afraid of?

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