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Two possible theories of the pandemic’s origins remain viable. The world needs to know.

More inquiry is needed into lab leak and zoonotic spillover theories.

After a bloody weekend, Israel needs a cease-fire as much as Hamas

As the campaign continues, Israel is pushing the boundaries of legitimate military targeting.

The left-wing divide on Israel-Palestine is going to be a problem for Joe Biden

The Democratic Party was once Israel’s unquestioned friend. No longer.

China’s repression of Uyghurs is not only cultural, but also physical, a new report shows

Studies show a precipitous drop in the Xinjiang birthrate.

Biden demands democracy in Venezuela. Should he settle for less?

The U.S. failed to oust the Maduro regime through such drastic steps as blocking its sales of oil, the country’s dominant revenue source.

How did an outbreak become a pandemic? Too easily.

An independent panel criticizes global preparedness and response.

In Gaza, we dread the darkness and wait for the next strike to land

We gather together, support each other and tell ourselves that we will survive the night.
  • 3 days ago

Why personality cults and democracy don’t mix

Idol worship doesn't sit well with the critical spirit of democracy.

The vicious cycle gets worse for the Israelis and Palestinians

This newest outbreak of violence comes at a dangerous moment of impotent leadership and diplomatic dead ends.

Republicans care more about tribal loyalty than conservative principles

The Republican Party has given up on ideas.

The United Nations doesn’t practice the democracy it preaches

This year’s election for U.N. secretary general is anything but fair.

Israelis and Palestinians can’t go on like this. Weep for us.

Weep for this place in the season of wildflowers when it should be beautiful, weep for the dead and the living, weep for God who can’t get us to stop, weep for humanity.

What we’re seeing now is just the latest chapter in Israel’s dispossession of the Palestinians

Israel keeps taking, and the United States keeps helping it.
  • 4 days ago

The mystery attacks on Americans must be solved

It is time for agencies to join forces.

Why were Canadian commentators so wrong about the covid-19 crisis?

At best, pundits seem most comfortable blaming “the system,” broadly understood, and the mediocrities imagined to be running it.

Mitt Romney: We can’t look away from China’s existential threat

Warning signs are also flashing on climate and deficit spending. Will Americans pay attention?
  • 5 days ago

Here’s how to ensure Afghan women are protected after the U.S. withdrawal

Women must not be dragged back to the horror and oppression that they previously endured at the hands of the Taliban.
  • 5 days ago

If U.S. museums say Black Lives Matter, then they should return Africa’s stolen art

Alas, much less attention has been paid to the responsibility of U.S. institutions that choose to keep objects that were looted from African countries.

Don’t believe the wild rumors on the Iran talks. Here’s the real story.

Top Biden officials are proceeding with extreme caution.
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Erdogan’s insane canal project is set to trigger the biggest fight in Turkish politics

The president seems determined to push ahead despite deepening opposition.
  • Apr 15

The U.S. and Europe must be ready to stand up to any Russian aggression in Ukraine

Putin must understand there will be severe consequences if there’s further aggression against Ukraine.
  • Apr 13

I lost my father to covid-19 — along with my faith in India’s government to protect our people

How much more heartbreak, death and lies from the government can my country endure during this pandemic?
  • May 5

The vicious cycle gets worse for the Israelis and Palestinians

This newest outbreak of violence comes at a dangerous moment of impotent leadership and diplomatic dead ends.
  • 4 days ago

Don’t believe the wild rumors on the Iran talks. Here’s the real story.

Top Biden officials are proceeding with extreme caution.
  • 5 days ago

The United Nations doesn’t practice the democracy it preaches

This year’s election for U.N. secretary general is anything but fair.
  • 4 days ago

Two possible theories of the pandemic’s origins remain viable. The world needs to know.

More inquiry is needed into lab leak and zoonotic spillover theories.
  • 16 hours ago
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