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  1. foreign interests
    Please Don’t Prolong a Pointless War Just to Show Russia Who’s BossA bipartisan group in the House just made it harder for Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. That’s a mistake.
  2. foreign interests
    Brexit Is Finally Happening on Friday, But the Drama Is Far From OverAfter their divorce on Friday, the U.K. and E.U. will have just one year to finalize a trade deal — and there may be tough consequences in store.
  3. war
    50 U.S. Troops Diagnosed With Brain Injuries As a Result of Iran StrikesLast week, Trump dismissed the soldiers’ injuries as “headaches” that were “not very serious.”
  4. vision 2020
    Bernie Sanders’s Foreign Policy Is Too Evidence-Based for the Beltway’s TasteThe senator’s vision is less ideologically blinkered and radically ambitious than the bipartisan consensus it aims to displace.
  5. foreign interests
    Here’s How Trump’s Iran Policy Looks From Inside the SenateSenator Chris Murphy says his GOP colleagues know there’s no evidence that Soleimani posed an imminent threat. They just don’t care.
  6. foreign interests
    Avoiding Disaster Doesn’t Make Trump’s Iran Policy a SuccessTrump’s efforts to bring Iran to heel and thwart its nuclear ambitions were failing even before he nearly started a catastrophic war.
  7. polls
    By 2-to-1 Margin, Voters Say Trump’s Soleimani Strike Made U.S. ‘Less Safe’In a new survey, a majority of Americans say Trump’s Iran policy is “reckless,” while just 24 percent say it made Americans “more safe.”
  8. qasem soleimani
    GOP Senator: White House Briefing on Soleimani Was ‘Insulting’Mike Lee called the administration’s case for assassinating Soleimani “the worst briefing, at least on a military issue, I’ve seen.”
  9. iran
    Iran Is Not a Threat to Our Security. Trump’s Saber-Rattling Is.Trump wants Americans to see Iran as an irrational, terroristic menace. But Tehran’s response to the killing of Soleimani proves that it is not.
  10. qasem soleimani
    Could Iran Punish Israel for an American Assassination?Intelligencer staffers discuss the latest developments in the aftermath of Qasem Soleimani’s death.
  11. foreign interests
    Trump Administration Accidentally Declares End of War in Iraq“We respect your sovereign decision to order our departure,” the U.S. wrote in a letter to the Iraqi government that it did not intend to send.
  12. qasem soleimani
    Trump’s Rationale for Killing Soleimani Makes No SenseThe White House has so little respect for the voting public, it didn’t even bother to make its case for war with Iran logically coherent.
  13. iraq
    Iraqis Storm U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to Protest Air StrikesThe U.S. launched mass-casualty air strikes in Iraq in defiance of its government. Now, Iran-backed militants surround the U.S. embassy.
  14. foreign interests
    Trump Puts Business Above Democracy and Human Rights. So Did Jimmy Carter.As Iran’s pro-business dictatorship faced an uprising, Carter’s administration urged it “to kill as many demonstrators as necessary,” documents show.
  15. foreign interests
    A NATO Summit to End All NATO SummitsYet another gathering consumed by Trump’s ego raises the question: What is the point of this alliance again?
  16. foreign interests
    Netanyahu’s Indictment Won’t Solve Israel’s Political ParalysisPressing, existential questions about the country’s future extend well beyond the fate of one man.
  17. foreign interests
    Hopes Dim for a Peaceful End to Hong Kong ProtestsIf foreign governments and businesses won’t go to bat for protesters, it may only be a matter of time before Beijing turns to deadly force.
  18. foreign interests
    The Downfall of Bolivia’s Evo Morales Shows the Value of Term LimitsThe Bolivian president was in office too long and had become obsessed with staying. On Sunday he resigned amid allegations of election rigging.
  19. foreign interests
    The Massacre of a Mormon Family in Mexico Will Hang Over the 2020 ElectionThis horrific example of Mexico’s security problems will likely become a fixture in Trump’s rhetoric on combating violence south of the border.
  20. foreign interests
    A Snap Election Won’t Solve the U.K.’s Brexit CrisisEven if Boris Johnson gets everything he wants on December 12, a huge segment of the public will still be deeply unhappy with his version of Brexit.
  21. foreign interests
    Boris Johnson Finally Gets a Brexit Win — Followed by a Huge SetbackMPs approved the prime minister’s deal in principle, but rejected his timetable. Now Johnson is facing another Brexit delay, and may call an election.
  22. foreign interests
    It’s a Crucial Week for Brexit (Yes, Again)Parliament withheld support for Boris Johnson’s deal on Saturday, so now Brexit’s fate will come down to how MPs amend the terms of the withdrawal.
  23. foreign interests
    Boris Johnson’s Make-or-Break Saturday Session in ParliamentThe U.K. Parliament will convene for a rare and historic weekend vote in what could be the climax of the Brexit saga.
  24. foreign interests
    Trump Didn’t Free Us From Syria’s ‘Endless War,’ He Just Made It WorseThe president congratulated himself for pulling U.S. forces out of a Mideast quagmire, but his haphazard decision is perpetuating a destructive cycle.
  25. foreign interests
    Trump and Erdogan Are Only Increasing the Odds of an ISIS ComebackTurkey claims its attack on the Kurds, which Trump cleared the way for, is about securing “peace.” It’s likely to do the exact opposite.
  26. foreign interests
    A Year Later, Khashoggi’s Murder Has Only Been a Good Thing for MBSThe U.S. and the world’s business community have failed to hold the Saudis accountable – but the murder sent a clear message to would-be dissenters.
  27. foreign interests
    Israel’s Election Deadlock May Mean Netanyahu’s Luck Has Finally Run OutNeither the right wing nor the center-left has a clear path to a majority in the Knesset – and Netanyahu’s hold on power is now even shakier.
  28. foreign interests
    Latest Brexit Loss Leaves Boris Johnson Denying He Lied to the QueenA Scottish court’s ruling that Johnson gave the queen misleading advice could lead to the reopening of Parliament, and new calls for his resignation.
  29. foreign interests
    Boris Johnson’s Brinkmanship Can’t Solve the Brexit MessAfter Tory MPs revolt, Johnson bets early elections will give him a mandate. The likelier result: more political paralysis and no Brexit solution.
  30. global politics
    G7 ‘Breakthrough’ on Iran Turns Out to Be a BustOn Monday, Trump and his Iranian counterpart indicated that they were open to meeting; on Tuesday, Rouhani shut it down.
  31. foreign interests
    Trump’s Empty Threats to China Won’t Help Hong KongThe Trump administration’s tough talk on holding up already-stalled trade talks won’t keep Beijing from cracking down on protesters in Hong Kong.
  32. foreign interests
    What You Need to Know About India’s Power Grab in KashmirRevoking Kashmir’s special status ratcheted up tensions with Pakistan and China, threatening to ignite fresh conflict in the heavily militarized area.
  33. foreign interests
    If China Cracks Down on Hong Kong, There’s Little Anyone Can Do to Stop ItBeijing has reason to tread carefully. But if it doesn’t, there’s not much the international community can do — especially with Trump standing aside.
  34. foreign interests
    Britain Needs Strong Leadership. Now It Has Showman Boris Johnson.With the Brexit crisis and Iran conflict looming, the U.K.’s new prime minister must prove he’s more than just bluster – and do it fast.
  35. foreign interests
    Trump’s Unlawful Asylum Policy Is a Jab at MexicoTrump needs our southern neighbors’ help to fix the migrant crisis – so he’s forcing them into illegal agreements that come with unmanageable burdens.
  36. foreign interests
    The Jeffrey Epstein Scandal Has Even Spread to Israel’s ElectionWhy is Benjamin Netanyahu highlighting lesser rival Ehud Barak’s link to Epstein? Because the prime minister knows he needs every edge he can get.
  37. foreign interests
    Trump’s G20 Trip Was a Victory for DictatorsAt the summit, President Trump cemented his friendships with authoritarian leaders like Putin and Kim, while giving short shrift to democratic allies.
  38. foreign interests
    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.
  39. open letter
    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.
  40. foreign interests
    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.
  41. foreign interests
    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.
  42. foreign interests
    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.
  43. foreign interests
    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.
  44. foreign interests
    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.
  45. foreign interests
    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?
  46. foreign interests
    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.
  47. foreign interests
    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.
  48. foreign interests
    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.
  49. foreign interests
    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.
  50. foreign interests
    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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