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    What Does Iran Think of Donald Trump?It sure seems like he wants to avoid military conflict. But he might not be up to the task of convincing the Iranians of that.
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    Open Letter to Trump: Give Peace (and/or Trump Tower Tehran) a ChanceThere are better ways to deal with Iran than war, Mr. President. Trading sanctions relief for personal financial favors, for example.
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    White House Reviews Plans for Needless War With IranIf Tehran violates the nuclear agreement that the U.S. already withdrew from, America is prepared to confront Iran militarily with 120,000 troops.
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    The Rise of the Far Right Is a Global Security ThreatFrom Vienna to Washington, right-wing governments are hobbling national security agencies’ efforts to counter white-supremacist violence.
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    Voters Want an ‘America First’ Foreign Policy (Just Not Trump’s)A majority wants to prioritize domestic spending over the military budget, and their own economic security over spreading democracy.
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    Spanish Election Shows the Left Can Resist Europe’s Nationalist WaveThough Spain’s far-right Vox Party won its first seats in Parliament, the Socialists’ win may offer a model for other progressive European parties.
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    The ‘Caliphate’ Is Defeated, But ISIS Is Just Getting StartedIn claiming responsibility for Sunday’s bombings in Sri Lanka, the terror group is advertising its enduring power to direct violence around the world.
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    Venezuela’s Maduro Doesn’t Appear to Be Going Anywhere. What Now?Generals are still standing with Maduro and the regime is finding ways around sanctions. Does the U.S. cut Juan Guaidó loose or tighten the screws?
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    U.K. Gets More Time to Mess Up Brexit, and Maybe the E.U.The October 31 extension means the U.K. may participate in European Parliament elections, and boost the far-right faction bent on taking down the E.U.
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    U.K. Politicians Are in Full-Blown Brexit Panic ModeDespite an escalating series of desperate moves, leaders are far from a final deal — and a crash-out next Friday looks more and more likely.
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    Brexit Guide: What Happens Now That Parliament Has Seized ControlAfter taking over for Theresa May’s government, Parliament will vote on several options — but there’s no guarantee that they’ll break the logjam.
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    U.K.’s Brexit Meltdown Morphs Into a ‘Major Constitutional Crisis’Theresa May’s position went from bad to worse — again — when the Commons speaker blocked further votes on her Brexit deal in a surprise ruling.
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    Delaying Brexit May Not Help the U.K. Avoid DisasterParliament voted for an extension, but MPs can’t avoid making a hard decision — or Brexit’s painful consequences — forever.
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    Britain Can’t Wake Up From Its Brexit NightmareAfter rejecting Theresa May’s plan once again, Parliament will vote on an extension — but MPs might be ready to crash out and put the debate to rest.
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    Guaidó Needs a New Strategy for Toppling the Maduro RegimeThe opposition leader returns to Venezuela facing possible imprisonment and a more drawn-out battle with Maduro than he may have anticipated.
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    Could a Looming Indictment Be the End of Benjamin Netanyahu?Weeks before Israel’s election, Netanyahu is set to face corruption charges. To hold onto power, he’s embracing extremists and crying “witch hunt.”
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    May and Corbyn’s Desperate, Last-Ditch Moves to Stop the Brexit Crash-OutBoth made surprise U-turns, with Corbyn backing a second referendum, and May mulling a deadline extension. Neither plan will end the U.K.’s problems.
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    Trump Should Drop Intervention Threats, Focus on Keeping Troops Out of VenezuelaRather than floating a unilateral assault, the U.S. should be working to prevent a humanitarian crisis that could require international intervention.
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    Trump’s Efforts in Venezuela Could Wind Up Doing More Harm Than GoodSo far the administration’s moves have been uncharacteristically deft, but pushing too hard — or attempting a military invasion — would be disastrous.
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    On Brexit, Theresa May Is Out of Ideas and Running Out of TimeIt appears her “Plan B” is to keep pushing her rejected deal until either Parliament or the E.U. gets spooked enough to accept it.
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    Political Chaos Is Driving the U.K. Off a No-Deal Brexit CliffWith today’s vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal almost certain to fail, Brexiteers have resorted to telling the public a crash-out will be manageable.
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    Netanyahu’s ‘Witch Hunt’ Broadcast May Offer a Preview of Trump’s TacticsWith indictments looming, Israel’s prime minister used a TV address to challenge his accusers. It’s a move that might be appealing to Trump, too.
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    Poland’s Judicial Purge Fails, But Nationalists’ Fight With the E.U. Isn’t OverThough they’ve backed down for now, agreeing to reinstate Supreme Court judges, Polish nationalists are looking to European Parliament elections.
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    Confidence Vote Confirms Theresa May Is the U.K.’s Least Terrible OptionThe results of the confidence vote were fitting, as the prime minister is pushing a bad, unpopular deal that’s still the best version of Brexit.
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    Theresa May Delays Brexit Deal So It Can Die Another DayWhile it’s the best deal Brexiteers can hope for, nobody likes it — and its probable failure means the U.K. is headed for a worst-case scenario.
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    Hungary’s Eviction of Soros-Backed University Is a Win for Europe’s Far RightViktor Orbán takes another alarming step in his effort to strangle opposition within Hungary, and neither the E.U. nor the U.S. is likely to stop him.
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    Netanyahu’s Government Survives — But Maybe Not for LongThe prime minister thwarted a rebellion within his Cabinet, but Israel’s ultranationalist faction is still winning the long game.
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    Trump May Let Turkey Kill U.S. Resident to Help Saudis Who Killed U.S. ResidentErdogan won’t lay off Riyadh for killing Khashoggi — so Trump might send him a legal U.S. immigrant whom the Turkish leader wants to behead.
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    Netanyahu Is No Longer Hawkish Enough for His Own GovernmentAfter agreeing to a cease-fire in Gaza, the prime minister is cast as a capitulating peacenik by his allies. Still, he’ll probably be reelected.
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    Secret Missile Bases Don’t Violate North Korea’s Promises — It Never Made AnyKim Jong-un is doing exactly what he has said he planned to do all along — not what President Trump claims he agreed to in Singapore.
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    The Military Doesn’t Seem to Appreciate Trump’s Border StuntDeploying troops to combat a fake migrant caravan “invasion” may fire up Trump’s base, but service members don’t like being used as political pawns.