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Russia's Role in the Libyan Civil War Gives It Leverage Over Europe

RUSSIA'S ROLE IN THE LIBYAN CIVIL WAR GIVES IT LEVERAGE OVER EUROPE

Russia has played all sides in the conflict to get a seat at the negotiating table. Now it wants an end to sanctions.

Qassem Suleimani Wanted U.S. Troops Out of Iraq. If They Go, ISIS Will Be Back

QASSEM SULEIMANI WANTED U.S. TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ. IF THEY GO, ISIS WILL BE BACK

The slain Iranian general helped defeat the Islamic State in Iraq, but his death is likely to unleash the sort of sectarian strife...

 
 
 
What U.S. Foreign Policy Will Look Like Under Socialism

WHAT U.S. FOREIGN POLICY WILL LOOK LIKE UNDER SOCIALISM

Tracking the sources of socialist conduct.

Socialism: Why It's Back and What It Means

SOCIALISM: WHY IT'S BACK AND WHAT IT MEANS

Essays on how social democracy can save the world, as well as counterpoints on why capitalism remains the best way for populations...

 
 
 
How to Reverse the World's Trust Deficit Disorder

HOW TO REVERSE THE WORLD'S TRUST DEFICIT DISORDER

Public-private partnerships can solve the planet's most vexing problems-but they need to focus on systemic change rather than single...

Avoiding Autarky

AVOIDING AUTARKY

For some nations, trade and cooperation are becoming less attractive. But the world needs more coordination, not less.

 
 
 
Why Socialism Won't Work

WHY SOCIALISM WON'T WORK

Capitalism is still the best way to handle risk and boost innovation and productivity.

Anatomy of an Accidental Shootdown

ANATOMY OF AN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTDOWN

Three decades ago, a perfect storm of miscommunication, miscalculation, and human error in the heat of battle caused the United States...

 
 
 
Putin Is Planning a Partial Retirement

PUTIN IS PLANNING A PARTIAL RETIREMENT

The Russian president may never leave the political stage-but he's now ready to take a step back.

Sudan's New Prime Minister Grapples With His Country's Past

SUDAN'S NEW PRIME MINISTER GRAPPLES WITH HIS COUNTRY'S PAST

Abdalla Hamdok wasn't sure he wanted the job, but six months later there is reason to hope-despite the failed mutiny this week.

 
 
 
Taiwan Needs More Than Election Victories to Fend Off China

TAIWAN NEEDS MORE THAN ELECTION VICTORIES TO FEND OFF CHINA

The growing threat from the mainland can only be deterred by a public willing to make sacrifices.

Putin Is Following the Game Plan of Other Autocrats Before Him

PUTIN IS FOLLOWING THE GAME PLAN OF OTHER AUTOCRATS BEFORE HIM

And moves like his Jan. 15 announcement generally work-both to secure a leader's power and ensure a favorable transition down the road.

 
 
 
The Left and Right Are Wrong About Inequality

THE LEFT AND RIGHT ARE WRONG ABOUT INEQUALITY

The problem isn't trade or corporations-it's the monopolization by professional groups of high-profit services.

NAFTA's Replacement Gives Labor Some Shelter From Globalization's Storms

NAFTA'S REPLACEMENT GIVES LABOR SOME SHELTER FROM GLOBALIZATION'S STORMS

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement sets new standards for workers - but can't stand alone.

 
 
 
Europe Is Running Out of Time to Save the Iran Deal

EUROPE IS RUNNING OUT OF TIME TO SAVE THE IRAN DEAL

After initiating a dispute resolution process, European leaders have a limited window to provide Iran with meaningful economic relief...

Myanmar Has Blazed a Path to Democracy Without Rights

MYANMAR HAS BLAZED A PATH TO DEMOCRACY WITHOUT RIGHTS

Aung San Suu Kyi's persecution of the Rohingya paved the way for Modi.

 
 
 
5 Takeaways From Trump's New China Trade Pact

5 TAKEAWAYS FROM TRUMP'S NEW CHINA TRADE PACT

The agreement may help him get reelected, but it's only a truce, not a free trade deal.

Egypt and Ethiopia Said to Be Close to Accord on Renaissance Dam

EGYPT AND ETHIOPIA SAID TO BE CLOSE TO ACCORD ON RENAISSANCE DAM

But talks in Washington haven't yet solved the trickiest questions still looming over the dam's impact on countries downstream.

 
 
 
Is Lev Parnas a Reliable Impeachment Witness?

IS LEV PARNAS A RELIABLE IMPEACHMENT WITNESS?

New evidence from a key player sheds more light on Trump's role in pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival.

The Secret History of How a Downed Airplane Rekindled U.S.-Iranian Ties

THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOW A DOWNED AIRPLANE REKINDLED U.S.-IRANIAN TIES

A previous disaster, and its aftermath, suggest now is the perfect time for Washington to start talks with Tehran.

 
 
 



National Archives: 'We made a mistake' altering Trump photos

National Archives: 'We made a mistake' altering Trump photos

The National Archives is apologizing for its decision to blur images of anti-Trump signs used as part of an exhibit on women's suffrage. Read more ...

Harry and Meghan abdicate royal titles, public funds

Harry and Meghan abdicate royal titles, public funds

Prince Harry and Meghan are cut off. In a statement from the Queen and Buckingham Palace on Saturday, it was announced the couple will “not use” their royal titles or get... Read more ...

Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles

Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles

Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are quitting as working royals and will no longer use the titles “royal highness” or receive public funds for their work. Read more ...

Iran will send downed plane's black boxes to Ukraine for analysis

Iran will send downed plane's black boxes to Ukraine for analysis

Iran is also prepared to ask for expert analysis from France, Canada and the United States in trying to read the data. Read more ...

A 14-year-old girl kidnapped by three men used Snapchat to alert her...

A 14-year-old girl kidnapped by three men used Snapchat to alert her friends, police say

Her friends determined her location through the app and called 911. Read more ...

White House Responds To Senate Impeachment Trial Summons

White House Responds To Senate Impeachment Trial Summons

The response is a formal part of the process in the impeachment trial, which begins Tuesday. It marks the first time the president has outlined a legal case for his acquittal. Read more ...

Victim burned after trying to help coworkers during massive Westmoreland...

Victim burned after trying to help coworkers during massive Westmoreland County fire, says mom

Shawn Wilson's mother told Pittsburgh's Action News 4 that he received burns to his face, arms and hands Read more ...

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin ties Steve Yzerman for ninth place on...

Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin ties Steve Yzerman for ninth place on all-time goal scoring list

The man never stops scoring. Read more ...

National Archives: 'We made a mistake' altering Trump photos

National Archives: 'We made a mistake' altering Trump photos

The National Archives is apologizing for its decision to blur images of anti-Trump signs used as part of an exhibit on women's suffrage. Read more ...

Trump legal team planning aggressive response to impeachment summons

Trump legal team planning aggressive response to impeachment summons

President Trump's legal team will categorically reject the articles of impeachment and charges levied against the president in their official response to a Senate summons... Read more ...