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Biden Has the Team Obama Always Wanted

BIDEN HAS THE TEAM OBAMA ALWAYS WANTED

The next U.S. administration will feature the most cohesive group of foreign-policy hands in at least a generation.

Indian and Californian Politics Are Both Playing With Fire

INDIAN AND CALIFORNIAN POLITICS ARE BOTH PLAYING WITH FIRE

Environmental crisis has become caught up in petty struggles.

 
 
 
The Transition Has Started. Release the Op-Eds!

THE TRANSITION HAS STARTED. RELEASE THE OP-EDS!

Every four years, Washington's ideas industry indulges in its favorite ritual: trying-and mostly failing-to influence the next U.S....

‘Put South Africa First' Breeds Hate Toward Other Africans

‘PUT SOUTH AFRICA FIRST' BREEDS HATE TOWARD OTHER AFRICANS

Anti-foreigner sentiments are growing against Nigerians like me.

 
 
 
Trump's Pentagon Now Vetting Nonpolitical Experts

TRUMP'S PENTAGON NOW VETTING NONPOLITICAL EXPERTS

Political-style vetting is now being applied to special government employees and other hard-to-find outside experts.

Ethiopia's Government and the TPLF Leadership Are Not Morally Equivalent

ETHIOPIA'S GOVERNMENT AND THE TPLF LEADERSHIP ARE NOT MORALLY EQUIVALENT

The leaders of the Tigray People's Liberation Front are seeking to manipulate the international community into backing a power-sharing...

 
 
 
Is OPEC Over?

IS OPEC OVER?

After 60 years, the organization is struggling to weather the pandemic and peak oil-but there is a way forward.

Secret Flight Shows Netanyahu and Mohammed bin Salman Joining to Face Biden

SECRET FLIGHT SHOWS NETANYAHU AND MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN JOINING TO FACE BIDEN

One thing is clear: The two leaders are bracing for an ill wind emanating from the new White House.

 
 
 
U.K. Announces Biggest Defense Spending Increase Since the Cold War

U.K. ANNOUNCES BIGGEST DEFENSE SPENDING INCREASE SINCE THE COLD WAR

The funds will establish an artificial intelligence center and a space force, but it could come at the expense of foreign aid.

How One Social Media App Is Beating Disinformation

HOW ONE SOCIAL MEDIA APP IS BEATING DISINFORMATION

Line and the Taiwanese government are working together to check facts.

 
 
 
National Business Corps to the Rescue

NATIONAL BUSINESS CORPS TO THE RESCUE

In the United Kingdom, an obscure partnership between business leaders and the military pulled the country back from the brink. The...

Biden Could Help Heal Europe's Brexit Wounds

BIDEN COULD HELP HEAL EUROPE'S BREXIT WOUNDS

The special relationship may survive, but the focus will be very different.

 
 
 
Biden's Secretary of State Pick Bodes Return to Normalcy for Weary Diplomats

BIDEN'S SECRETARY OF STATE PICK BODES RETURN TO NORMALCY FOR WEARY DIPLOMATS

Diplomats express relief over Blinken's expected nomination after four years of bruising political battles and mismanagement under...

Biden to Nominate Blinken as Secretary of State

BIDEN TO NOMINATE BLINKEN AS SECRETARY OF STATE

Biden's picks for United Nations ambassador and national security adviser are also all-but-confirmed.

 
 
 
Our Top Weekend Reads

OUR TOP WEEKEND READS

The real grievances behind the Ethiopian conflict, Pompeo acknowledges that the two-state solution is dead, and a look at a possible...

Constitutional Crisis Is Coming for Big Finance, Too

CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS IS COMING FOR BIG FINANCE, TOO

The West's central banks have kept their economies afloat this year-but political dysfunction is pushing them past the breaking point.

 
 
 
Will Trump Try to Bomb Iran Before He Leaves the White House?

WILL TRUMP TRY TO BOMB IRAN BEFORE HE LEAVES THE WHITE HOUSE?

This is a lame-duck presidency unlike any other and the potential for surprises-and conflict-are high.

Egypt's Sisi Intensifies Crackdown on Rights Advocates in Waning Days of Trump Administration

EGYPT'S SISI INTENSIFIES CRACKDOWN ON RIGHTS ADVOCATES IN WANING DAYS OF TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

Trump's “favorite dictator” is racing the clock to jail more political opponents. Will things be different under Biden?

 
 
 
Trump's Scorched Earth Farewell

TRUMP'S SCORCHED EARTH FAREWELL

Not only is Trump attempting a coup, he's trying to leave everything in flames for the Biden administration.

For Ghana's Democracy to Thrive, Citizens Need to Engage

FOR GHANA'S DEMOCRACY TO THRIVE, CITIZENS NEED TO ENGAGE

Surveys show Ghanaians have an opportunity to place much more pressure on their representatives than they currently do.

 
 
 



Biden Win Over Trump In Nevada Made Official By Court

Biden Win Over Trump In Nevada Made Official By Court

The unanimous action sends Gov. Steve Sisolak results that will deliver six electoral votes from the battleground state to Biden. Read more ...

2021 Grammy nominations announced: Beyoncé leads among nominees

2021 Grammy nominations announced: Beyoncé leads among nominees

Nominations for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday, with Beyoncé leading among the nominees with nine. Read more ...

Clemson ranked No. 3 in initial College Football Playoff rankings

Clemson ranked No. 3 in initial College Football Playoff rankings

Alabama, Notre Dame and Ohio State round out the top four. Read more ...

Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of presidential vote

Pennsylvania certifies Biden as winner of presidential vote

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Democrat Joe Biden has been certified as the winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, the governor said Tuesday. Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat... Read more ...

A new model projects COVID-19 cases in the US will nearly double over the...

A new model projects COVID-19 cases in the US will nearly double over the next two months

The prediction comes as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations nationwide are exploding, with more than 3.1 million infections reported in the U.S. since the start of November... Read more ...

Pennsylvania certifies Biden's victory as battlegrounds make 2020 results...

Pennsylvania certifies Biden's victory as battlegrounds make 2020 results official

Key states continue to certify their election results Tuesday, blowing past attempts by President Donald Trump and allies to undermine or overturn the results of the 2020... Read more ...

Playoff rankings: Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson, Ohio State

Playoff rankings: Alabama, Notre Dame, Clemson, Ohio State

Alabama is No. 1 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season, followed by Notre Dame, Clemson and Ohio State. Read more ...

Biden to formally introduce national security team as official transition begins

Biden to formally introduce national security team as official transition begins

WASHINGTON - In one of his first moves after the Trump administration approved the start of the presidential transition, Joe Biden is set to formally introduce some of the... Read more ...

Why Wisconsin is now ineligible for Big Ten title as COVID-19 rule clears...

Why Wisconsin is now ineligible for Big Ten title as COVID-19 rule clears way for Northwestern

Northwestern has a clear path to the conference championship game. Read more ...

Trump reportedly has plans to pardon Michael Flynn, his former national...

Trump reportedly has plans to pardon Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with Russia

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump plans to pardon former national security advisor Michael Flynn, Axios reported, citing sources with direct knowledge of... Read more ...