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Ishaan Tharoor writes about foreign affairs for The Washington Post. He previously was a senior editor and correspondent at Time magazine, based first in Hong Kong and later in New York.
The White House may seek to ply the Palestinians with economic handouts, but it wants the Palestinians' political capitulation.
The defeat of the ruling party's chosen candidate in a rerun vote was a blow to Turkey's president and his brand of majoritarian politics.
The U.S. president congratulated himself on showing restraint against Iran, but analysts fear the next flare-up is around the corner.
On Iran, Venezuela, North Korea and other matters, Trump's tough posture runs up against reality.
A veteran Palestinian negotiator makes an appeal to Washington.
The de facto leader of Sudan's military junta is bringing his bloody career to bear against the country's pro-democracy protesters.
On Iran and much else, Trump has a credibility problem.
The Japanese prime minister's bid to mend fences in the Middle East appeared unsuccessful.
The unrest in Hong Kong only adds to the tensions building around this month's G20 summit.
The Trump administration will struggle to isolate Iran — and, in the process, may find itself isolated.