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Biden's National Security Strategy Is Starry-Eyed About U.S. Allies

BIDEN'S NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGY IS STARRY-EYED ABOUT U.S. ALLIES

Managing rifts in alliances should be built into strategic planning.

How Fighting With the Palestinians Gave Israel's Netanyahu a Political Lifeline

HOW FIGHTING WITH THE PALESTINIANS GAVE ISRAEL'S NETANYAHU A POLITICAL LIFELINE

A threat to his rule has fizzled since the shooting began.

 
 
 
What in the World?

WHAT IN THE WORLD?

This week in FP's international news quiz: Vaccine incentives, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and a major vote in Chile.

Venezuela's Maduro Should Be Tried for Ecocide

VENEZUELA'S MADURO SHOULD BE TRIED FOR ECOCIDE

His government's blatant disregard for the environment is defining a new international crime.

 
 
 
What Biden's Welfare State Is-and Isn't

WHAT BIDEN'S WELFARE STATE IS-AND ISN'T

The pandemic has ushered in a new economic era. But it's more familiar than it appears.

Chile's New Founding Mothers

CHILE'S NEW FOUNDING MOTHERS

Chile prepares to elect constitutional authors with 50 percent being women, a global milestone.

 
 
 
What Biden Is-and Isn't-Willing to Do for Palestinians

WHAT BIDEN IS-AND ISN'T-WILLING TO DO FOR PALESTINIANS

The new U.S. administration wants to help, but he may not be prepared to pay the price.

Can Biden Pivot to Asia While Israel and Gaza Burn?

CAN BIDEN PIVOT TO ASIA WHILE ISRAEL AND GAZA BURN?

Violence between Israelis and Palestinians is dragging the United States back into a conflict it hoped to avoid as it refocuses attention...

 
 
 
Netanyahu Pledges to Continue Gaza Campaign

NETANYAHU PLEDGES TO CONTINUE GAZA CAMPAIGN

Cease-fire negotiations have proved fruitless as Israeli ground forces join the fighting.

Biden's Top Priority in Central America Is Fighting Corruption. That's an Uphill Battle

BIDEN'S TOP PRIORITY IN CENTRAL AMERICA IS FIGHTING CORRUPTION. THAT'S AN UPHILL BATTLE

In the last few years, as politicians, judges, and other campaigners were stymied, the political will to fight graft has eroded.

 
 
 
Terror Attacks Surge in Afghanistan as U.S. Withdraws

TERROR ATTACKS SURGE IN AFGHANISTAN AS U.S. WITHDRAWS

Washington hopes to reduce spiraling Taliban violence, but it is losing its most potent leverage: troop presence.

The Pentagon's Budget Wish List

THE PENTAGON'S BUDGET WISH LIST

Biden wants to solidify the pivot to Asia. Congress might have other ideas.

 
 
 
Moon Wants a Legacy on North Korea That Isn't Coming

MOON WANTS A LEGACY ON NORTH KOREA THAT ISN'T COMING

Biden's tough attitude on Pyongyang is mixed with sympathy for his South Korean counterpart.

How War With the Palestinians Triggered Ethnic Violence in Israel

HOW WAR WITH THE PALESTINIANS TRIGGERED ETHNIC VIOLENCE IN ISRAEL

In mixed towns across the country, Arab and Jewish citizens turn on one another.

 
 
 
Africa Needs Cannabis to Spark Economic Growth

AFRICA NEEDS CANNABIS TO SPARK ECONOMIC GROWTH

Decriminalization of marijuana would create jobs and boost tax revenue across the continent.

Green-Lined Vision Is Blurring Reality in Israel-Palestine

GREEN-LINED VISION IS BLURRING REALITY IN ISRAEL-PALESTINE

Policymakers can no longer rely on an imaginary border that supposedly divides two states as a one-state reality takes shape on the...

 
 
 
No Peace Process Means No Peace

NO PEACE PROCESS MEANS NO PEACE

If Palestinians have no hope of a capital in East Jerusalem, Israelis will have little hope of normality.

The Military Revolt Against Joe Biden

THE MILITARY REVOLT AGAINST JOE BIDEN

An open letter by former officers calling the president a “Marxist” dictator is a greater threat to U.S. democracy than the ouster...

 
 
 
In Central America, Rule of Law Is Under Attack. El Salvador Is the Latest Victim

IN CENTRAL AMERICA, RULE OF LAW IS UNDER ATTACK. EL SALVADOR IS THE LATEST VICTIM

El Salvador's populist president is following the playbook of corrupt elites in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras when it comes to...

Biden Stonewalls U.N. Concern Over Israeli-Palestinian Clashes

BIDEN STONEWALLS U.N. CONCERN OVER ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CLASHES

The United States, formerly the “honest broker,” must navigate political landmines at home and abroad to respond.

 
 
 



Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton injuries leave Yankees lineup decimated

Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton injuries leave Yankees lineup decimated

After Aaron Boone announced Aaron Hicks would miss time with a torn sheath in his left wrist that could lead to surgery, Giancarlo Stanton was scratched from Friday's lineup... Read more ...

Derek Jeter sells mansion once rented to Tom Brady for $22.5M

Derek Jeter sells mansion once rented to Tom Brady for $22.5M

The former Yankee has scored a home run and sold off his Tampa mansion, which he once rented out to Tom Brady, for $22.5 million after eight months on the market. Read more ...

No garden for American heroes, yes to censorship & monument destruction?...

No garden for American heroes, yes to censorship & monument destruction? Biden revokes more Trump executive orders

US President Joe Biden has revoked a number of executive orders by his predecessor Donald Trump, including those seeking to protect monuments and combat online censorship, and... Read more ...

Biden hosts DACA recipients as he drops Trump health care rule for immigrants

Biden hosts DACA recipients as he drops Trump health care rule for immigrants

Amid a growing southern border crisis, President Biden on Friday met privately with six people brought to the US illegally as children and repealed a long-stalled Trump... Read more ...

Abreu, Dozier collide, Royals snap 11-game skid, beat Chisox

Abreu, Dozier collide, Royals snap 11-game skid, beat Chisox

CHICAGO - White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu and Kansas City batter Hunter Dozier were forced to leave after a frightening collision on a popup, and the Royals ended an 11-game... Read more ...

California budget has $35 million for basic income programs

California budget has $35 million for basic income programs

California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to use a sliver of the state's massive budget surplus to give poor people money each month with no rules on how they spend it. Read more ...

A rain chance for a part of the weekend

A rain chance for a part of the weekend

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NH hopes to encourage hospitals, nursing homes to make mental health beds...

NH hopes to encourage hospitals, nursing homes to make mental health beds available

New Hampshire is offering a $12 million incentive program to end the crisis of boarding mental health patients in hospital emergency rooms. Read more ...

Medina Spirit cleared to run Preakness after passing drug tests

Medina Spirit cleared to run Preakness after passing drug tests

BALTIMORE - Medina Spirit has passed three rounds of prerace drug testing and been cleared to run in the Preakness on Saturday. Maryland racing officials said Friday tests on... Read more ...

Neera Tanden lands in the White House, after all

Neera Tanden lands in the White House, after all

A contentious nomination process kept Neera Tanden out of President Joe Biden's Cabinet, but she still landed in the White House. The White House confirmed on Friday that Biden... Read more ...