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  1. foreign interests
    Biden Has No Choice But to Shake Hands With a MurdererThe crisis in global energy markets is just one of many geopolitical realities forcing the president to go to Saudi Arabia.
  2. foreign interests
    U.S. Botched Brittney Griner’s First Chance to Speak to Wife in 4 MonthsThey were set to talk by phone for the first time since the WNBA star was detained in Russia, but the U.S. embassy failed to patch the call.
  3. foreign interests
    Biden Says Zelenskyy ‘Didn’t Want to Hear’ Invasion WarningMeanwhile, Russia continues to make steady progress taking territory in eastern Ukraine, as Ukrainian forces run out of artillery shells.
  4. foreign interests
    The War in Ukraine Can Be Over If the U.S. Wants ItThe U.S. needs to broker a peace with Russia before the consequences become still more dire, even if that means letting Putin have Donbas.
  5. foreign interests
    Biden Says U.S. Will Defend Taiwan Against China — or Maybe NotThe president’s comment indicated an aggressive change in policy. The White House quickly walked it back.
  6. foreign interests
    What Is Putin Planning for May 9?The autocrat may declare victory over Ukraine — or expand the scope of his disastrous war.
  7. foreign interests
    U.S. Kind of Confirms It Helped Ukraine Kill Russian GeneralsUnnamed officials say U.S. intel played a critical role in some of Ukraine’s biggest strikes. President Biden reportedly called for the leaks to stop.
  8. foreign interests
    Pelosi Leads House Delegation to Ukraine As War Slowly Grinds OnOne analysis has suggested that Russia’s newest main offensive has stalled.
  9. the money game
    Are the Sanctions Against Russia Working or Not?Russia has been able to defend against the West’s efforts to derail its economy, but longer term damage still looms.
  10. foreign interests
    The War in Ukraine Is Shifting, Not EndingThe withdrawal of Russian forces from around Kyiv has provided both respite and new horrors. Now the fighting will intensify elsewhere.
  11. foreign policy
    Biden Says Putin ‘Cannot Remain in Power’The White House quickly tried to walk back the comment, insisting the president wasn’t talking about regime change.
  12. obits
    Madeleine Albright Has DiedThe first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State died on Wednesday at 84.
  13. foreign interests
    Ukraine Is a War Without EndgameNo side in the conflict seems to have any idea how to avert disaster, be that the ruin of Ukraine, a global recession, or nuclear war.
  14. the national interest
    How Trump and Putin Have Been Allies Against UkraineIn addition to sharing Putin’s loathing of Ukraine, Trump has long supported delegitimizing the now besieged country.
  15. foreign interests
    Russia Is the Ally the World Needs Against PutinA nonviolent end to Putin’s rule would pave the path to peace, but is that even possible?
  16. foreign interests
    Is America to Blame for Russia’s War in Ukraine?No, but U.S. policy decisions might have caused it.
  17. foreign interests
    Russia’s War of Self-DestructionFrom Ukraine’s fierce resistance to the unified global backlash, Putin’s adventure is blowing up in his face.
  18. politics
    Trump and CPAC Had a Different War on Their MindsUkraine was mostly a side note at the annual conservative conference, where speakers were mainly vying to be America’s top culture warriors.
  19. foreign interests
    Is Putin Choosing War in Ukraine?The Russian president has ordered troops over the border, but there’s still a chance to avoid a disastrous full-scale invasion.
  20. ukraine
    Is Vladimir Putin Sane?The Russian leader, now on the brink of starting a war, has reportedly undergone some dramatic personality changes during his pandemic isolation.
  21. politics
    Is Peter Thiel Trying to Buy a Fight With China?The tech billionaire turned GOP megadonor is betting big on candidates who happen to be China hawks.
  22. foreign interests
    Withdrawing Afghanistan’s Money Is Another Mess for BidenHis plan to divide billions in frozen Afghan funds between 9/11 victims’ families and humanitarian relief is unlikely to help many Afghans.
  23. foreign interests
    Is Another Russian Invasion of Ukraine Inevitable?Diplomacy could still prevent the crisis from spiraling into war, but the window of opportunity is closing.
  24. foreign policy
    U.S. Announces Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing OlympicsAmerican athletes will still be able to compete, but no U.S. delegation will attend in an effort to call out China’s human rights abuses.
  25. foreign policy
    U.S. Warns of Possible Invasion of Ukraine by RussiaIntelligence officials worry that Russia’s rapid buildup on the border means the country could launch an offensive in early 2022.
  26. g20
    G20 Leaders Back Global Minimum Tax to Close Off Corporate Tax HavensThe international pact is considered an essential part of the Biden administration’s plans to raise taxes in the U.S.
  27. nuclear arms race
    China Tested a Nuclear-Capable Hypersonic Missile: ReportThe weapon is harder to track and destroy than a ballistic missile.
  28. afghanistan
    U.S. Admits Deadly Kabul Drone Strike Was ‘Horrible Mistake’The air strike killed ten civilians, including seven children — not an ISIS-K car bomber.
  29. afghanistan
    Final U.S. Drone Strike In Kabul May Have Been Deadly MistakeTwo new investigations suggest that the U.S. airstrike, which killed 10 civilians, likely targeted an innocent man.
  30. covid-19 vaccines
    How COVID Won the SummerFailures of solidarity both within countries and between them enabled the Delta variant’s spread.
  31. afghanistan
    U.S. Completes Withdrawal From Afghanistan: UpdatesHours after CENTCOM confirmed that the last troops flew out of Kabul on Monday, Antony Blinken said “under 200” Americans remain in Afghanistan.
  32. afghanistan
    U.S. Airstrike Against ISIS Said to Have Killed 10 CiviliansSeven children are reportedly among the dead after a missile slammed into a target in Kabul neighborhood.
  33. afghanistan
    U.S. Airstrike Targets ISIS-K ‘Planner’ in AfghanistanThe U.S. conducted a drone strike in retaliation for Thursday’s devastating suicide bombing outside Kabul’s airport.
  34. lab-leak hypothesis
    U.S. Intelligence Review Inconclusive on COVID OriginsThe country’s spy agencies say they need more information to be able to say for sure where the virus came from.
  35. afghanistan
    One Dead After Firefight Breaks Out at Kabul AirportMeanwhile, the U.S. military evacuated 10,400 people over a 24-hour period, a new high for the effort.
  36. foreign policy
    Joe Biden’s Perfect Foreign Policy StormCOVID is raging, the Taliban are back, and the planet is on fire — an ideal opportunity for the U.S. to change the way it acts.
  37. explainer
    Why Afghanistan’s Security Forces Suddenly CollapsedThe Taliban’s shockingly fast and easy takeover wasn’t just because Afghan soldiers and police weren’t willing to fight.
  38. foreign interests
    America’s Withdrawal From Afghanistan Was Destined for DisasterBiden is choosing to act decisively rather than avoid the bad optics of bringing this two-decade military misadventure to an end.
  39. afghanistan
    ‘I Now Live in Taliban-Controlled Territory’Speaking with residents inside the Afghan cities of Ghazni and Qalat — two of 18 provincial capitals captured by the Taliban in less than a week.
  40. foreign interests
    Is Cuba’s Communist Regime in Trouble?Rare mass protests over vaccine delays and food shortages also speak to a deeper discontent with the repressive regime.
  41. war in afghanistan
    U.S. Leaves Bagram Airfield, Withdrawal From Afghanistan Nearly FinishedThe epicenter of America’s war effort in the country has been evacuated and handed over to Afghan forces.
  42. international affairs
    U.S. Air Strikes Target Iran-Backed Militias in Syria and IraqThe Pentagon said Biden ordered the strikes in retaliation for recent drone attacks on U.S. personnel by Iran-backed militias.
  43. foreign interests
    Can Biden Make America Lead the Free World Again?His Europe trip is meant to reassure allies that the U.S. is back in the business of global leadership, but long-term credibility will be a hard sell.
  44. international affairs
    Netanyahu Ousted As Prime Minister of IsraelNaftali Bennett has been sworn in as the country’s new leader, ending Netanyahu’s 12-year reign, but the new governing coalition remains fragile.
  45. power
    We’re Still Waiting for a Biden DoctrineThe violence in the Middle East has tested the president in ways domestic calamities have not.
  46. israel
    U.S. Discourse Is Growing More Pro-Palestinian. U.S. Policy Isn’t.Several factors have led liberals and newsrooms to become more sympathetic to Palestinian misery, creating a dissonance with the official U.S. stance.
  47. foreign interests
    The U.S. Is Playing Catch-Up at Vaccine DiplomacyAmerica can still make a major difference in the efforts to get COVID-19 vaccines into arms globally, but Russia and China have a big head start.
  48. india
    India Sees 400,000 New Cases in a Day: COVID-Crisis UpdatesThere’s still no end in sight.
  49. foreign interests
    Withdrawing From Afghanistan Is Biden’s Least Bad OptionThe pullout of U.S. troops will likely have tragic consequences for Afghans, but remaining indefinitely offers no clear path to victory.
  50. foreign interests
    This Week May Be Biden’s Last Chance to Revive the Iran DealThe U.S and Iran are at odds over who should make the first move. Indirect talks in Vienna this week will aim to bridge that gap.
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