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Israel’s relentless attacks on Iran may endanger Biden’s diplomacy

The United States will have to put more energy into the Middle East as the Chinese threat only grows.

Israeli sabotage won’t stop Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Only the nuclear deal can do that.

Israeli sabotage can delay Iran’s nuclear program. But only diplomacy can stop it.

These are the victims of repression in Belarus

An Olympic swimmer, a punk singer, a journalist and a doctor are just some of those in the regime’s crosshairs.

A Salvadoran refugee was killed in Tulum. Mexico is responding with indifference.

The lack of clear and proactive public indignation over the death of Victoria Salazar has revealed a gap in Mexico’s moral character.

Putin is slowly murdering Alexei Navalny. Here’s how the U.S. can save him.

Sanctioning the oligarchs protecting the Russian president would be a good start.

How the pandemic turned German politics upside down

Covid-19 has undermined the country's cult of stability.
  • 3 days ago

A new key to covid success: Not states but societies

Rule-observant societies and rule-breaking ones are bringing their strengths (and weaknesses) to the fight.

The wrong way to fight vaccine nationalism

Vaccine equity is a real problem, but waiving intellectual property rights isn’t the right solution.

Antony Blinken offers a window on how Biden’s foreign policy decisions will be made

You don’t sense a “doctrine” so much as a pragmatic mind-set.

I’m on hunger strike until the U.S. ends all support for the Saudi-led blockade against Yemen

My pain cannot amount to that of Yemenis under siege. I am starving, but I am not being starved.
  • 4 days ago

Putin again threatens war with Ukraine. The West must be ready to respond.

The recent diplomatic flurry may not deter the Russian president.

The U.S. has very little to gain by overdemonizing China

The attacks against China in American foreign policy are trending toward dangerous groupthink.
  • 4 days ago

My trial in Moscow this week was an exercise in absurdity

Putin's justice system makes Franz Kakfa look like an amateur.

The pandemic has shown that workers in the informal economy need a safety net, too

These workers not only bore the brunt of the covid lockdown measures, but they also were largely left behind by the stimulus packages.
  • 5 days ago

The authorities in Jordan sounded the alarm about a coup. Jordanians aren’t convinced.

The government's attempt to sell a shaky story is likely to have lasting consequences.
  • 5 days ago

If Biden wants to counter China, he needs to look to India

India has proven that it can take on China, but it shouldn't do so alone.

The biggest potential danger to Jordan’s King Abdullah II is himself

The king must resist succumbing to social media paranoia.

Canada has failed nursing home residents during the pandemic

Canada’s most pronounced covid-19 legacy will be the death of thousands of isolated grandparents.

An equitable vaccine rollout must prioritize the most vulnerable around the world

Rich countries are hoarding the vaccines. This has to stop.
  • 6 days ago

Biden wants to boost democracy around the world. But what about the despots who are U.S. allies?

Pushing for human rights can get complicated when the offender is your friend.
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If Biden wants to counter China, he needs to look to India

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Antony Blinken offers a window on how Biden’s foreign policy decisions will be made

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Justice may finally arrive for photojournalist slain in Libya

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The wrong way to fight vaccine nationalism

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Israel’s relentless attacks on Iran may endanger Biden’s diplomacy

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