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Biden's Back Channel on the Amazon

BIDEN'S BACK CHANNEL ON THE AMAZON

Rocky Brazil-U.S. diplomacy on protecting the rainforest approaches a pivotal moment.

Arafat's Nephew Is Coming for Abbas

ARAFAT'S NEPHEW IS COMING FOR ABBAS

Veteran diplomat Nasser al-Qudwa could prompt a realignment within Palestinian politics.

 
 
 
Biden Hosts Suga, With China in the Foreground

BIDEN HOSTS SUGA, WITH CHINA IN THE FOREGROUND

The White House is pushing for strong anti-China rhetoric in the joint statement to follow today's summit.

What to Do With U.S. Forces in the Persian Gulf

WHAT TO DO WITH U.S. FORCES IN THE PERSIAN GULF

As the United States leaves Afghanistan, the question of troops in the Middle East to support the Afghan mission looms large.

 
 
 
How Will Biden Pivot on South Asia?

HOW WILL BIDEN PIVOT ON SOUTH ASIA?

After the U.S. withdraws from Afghanistan, its rivalry with China is likely to define the new administration's approach to the region.

U.S. Slaps Wide-Ranging Sanctions on Moscow-but Stops Short of Killer Blow

U.S. SLAPS WIDE-RANGING SANCTIONS ON MOSCOW-BUT STOPS SHORT OF KILLER BLOW

The Biden administration takes a novel, broad-brush approach to Russia's nefarious activity.

 
 
 
Biden to Announce Nominees for Key Diplomatic Posts

BIDEN TO ANNOUNCE NOMINEES FOR KEY DIPLOMATIC POSTS

Experts and former diplomats want to see Biden pick up the pace on nominations to better compete with China on the world stage.

U.S. Bucks Won't Stop Here in Afghanistan

U.S. BUCKS WON'T STOP HERE IN AFGHANISTAN

Biden administration officials have said U.S. troops are leaving the battlefield in Afghanistan, but the U.S. aid spigot won't end.

 
 
 
The Wisdom of Leaving Afghanistan

THE WISDOM OF LEAVING AFGHANISTAN

The United States hadn't accomplished its goals in 20 years. The next few weren't going to make much of a difference.

U.S. Mounts All-Out Effort to Save Iran Nuclear Deal

U.S. MOUNTS ALL-OUT EFFORT TO SAVE IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

Chief negotiator Robert Malley begins to forge a compromise with both Iran and hard-liners at home.

 
 
 
America and India Need a Little Flexibility at Sea

AMERICA AND INDIA NEED A LITTLE FLEXIBILITY AT SEA

A U.S. operation targeting Indian claims has drawn unnecessary outrage.

Yes, Xinjiang Is an Intentional Genocide

YES, XINJIANG IS AN INTENTIONAL GENOCIDE

Beijing wants to end the Uyghurs as a people.

 
 
 
Ecuador Just Voted Against Populism, but Its Democracy Is Far from Healthy 

ECUADOR JUST VOTED AGAINST POPULISM, BUT ITS DEMOCRACY IS FAR FROM HEALTHY 

Conservative Guillermo Lasso will take office as an isolated president with a weak mandate, tasked with restoring faith in the country's...

Kerry Seeks Cooperation in Shanghai Climate Talks

KERRY SEEKS COOPERATION IN SHANGHAI CLIMATE TALKS

Today's meetings will test whether climate change can be the rare avenue of harmony between the two rivals.

 
 
 
China Intensifies Provocations Over Taiwan

CHINA INTENSIFIES PROVOCATIONS OVER TAIWAN

The risk of invasion remains small, but Beijing's rhetoric and posturing raises some red flags.

Taiwan and China Are Locked in Economic Co-Dependence

TAIWAN AND CHINA ARE LOCKED IN ECONOMIC CO-DEPENDENCE

Both sides have leverage but have been reluctant to use it.

 
 
 
Biden Is Done with Afghanistan. Is Afghanistan Done With America?

BIDEN IS DONE WITH AFGHANISTAN. IS AFGHANISTAN DONE WITH AMERICA?

Pulling out all U.S. troops is the administration's risky plan to pressure Kabul and the Taliban to make peace.

Biden's Withdrawal Plan Sets the Clock Ticking in Afghanistan

BIDEN'S WITHDRAWAL PLAN SETS THE CLOCK TICKING IN AFGHANISTAN

With troops to depart on Sept. 11, the next five months are critical for any chance of peace.

 
 
 
The World Should Treat Pandemics Like It Treats Chemical Weapons

THE WORLD SHOULD TREAT PANDEMICS LIKE IT TREATS CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Plans for a global pandemic treaty don't solve the problem of China's refusal to cooperate.

Asian Americans Belong, but Sometimes It's Hard for Us to Believe It

ASIAN AMERICANS BELONG, BUT SOMETIMES IT'S HARD FOR US TO BELIEVE IT

Oscar-nominated “Minari” is about flowering in the United States-with the aid of our elders.

 
 
 



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8 dead in shooting at FedEx facility in Indianapolis: police

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Buckingham Palace announces guest list for Prince Philip's funeral

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