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Foreign Interests

  1. first person
    ‘We Have to Know When to Hope and When to Be Hopeless’Six Iranians on how they feel about the Woman Life Freedom movement, one year later — and what the diaspora gets wrong.
  2. what we know
    Central Morocco Devastated by Rare, Powerful EarthquakeAt least 1,000 people were killed by the M6.8 quake, which struck near Marrakech late Friday night.
  3. just asking questions
    How Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Might EndCounterinsurgency expert John Nagl on why he believes the Ukraine war is still likely headed toward a “frozen conflict.”
  4. foreign interests
    Who Are the Japanese in Oppenheimer?Christopher Nolan’s biopic of the “father of the atomic bomb” has trouble defining the enemy who bore the brunt of that terrible weapon.
  5. liveblog
    Putin Says Wagner Will Be ‘Brought to Justice’: UpdatesIn his first public statement since the insurrection, Putin dismissed the plot as an “outside” threat in an attempt to shore up domestic support.
  6. unsolved mysteries
    Who Blew Up the Nord Stream Pipeline?New clues keep surfacing, and the most recent appear to implicate Ukraine.
  7. foreign interests
    Has Ukraine’s Long-Awaited Offensive Finally Begun?Ukrainian forces have apparently started increasing their attacks on Russian front lines, but it may just be the preamble to a larger operation.
  8. on with kara swisher
    How Diia Is Becoming the Ukrainian Government’s Real Everything AppKara Swisher talks to Ukrainian deputy PM Mykhailo Fedorov and Samantha Power about how the app has evolved into a wartime digital Swiss Army knife.
  9. foreign interests
    Will the Ukraine War Become a ‘Frozen Conflict’?The outcome the Biden administration is preparing for is far from ideal.
  10. what we know
    Leaked Pentagon Documents: What We KnowThe chief of the Kremlin-backed Wagner Group mercenaries allegedly offered to provide Russian troop locations to Ukraine.
  11. foreign interests
    Russia Detains Wall Street Journal Reporter, Alleging He Is a SpyEvan Gershkovich is the first foreign journalist to be detained there since the war in Ukraine began.
  12. foreign interests
    This Is Still an Existential Crisis for IsraelBenjamin Netanyahu may have blinked, but a fundamental schism over the country’s future isn’t going away.
  13. past is prologue
    Did Reagan Team’s Iran-Hostage Sabotage Defeat Jimmy Carter?Reagan-campaign operatives may have prolonged the Iran Hostage Crisis, but that was just one of the damaging political crises Carter faced in 1980.
  14. foreign interests
    Indicted War Criminal Putin Takes In the Sights at Ukrainian City He RuinedPutin showed up in the still-devastated city of Mariupol, where he took a drive and chatted with some locals who weren’t killed in Russia’s siege.
  15. conspiracy theories
    Lawmaker Reveals ‘October Surprise’ Plot to Sabotage Jimmy Carter’s ReelectionA Reagan campaign ally allegedly worked to convince Iran not to release their American hostages until after Election Day.
  16. foreign interests
    Video Shows Russian Fighter Jets Harassing Downed U.S. DroneIn the footage captured by the drone, two Russian Su-27 fighters can be seen buzzing the U.S. aircraft and dumping what appears to be fuel on it.
  17. foreign interests
    America Must Plan for a Stalemate in UkraineThe odds of a total Ukrainian victory look increasingly slim.
  18. foreign interests
    Saudi Arabia and Iran’s China-Brokered Détente Doesn’t Upend Mideast PoliticsThe deal may complicate foreign policy in the region, but it doesn’t mark a changing of the guard from the U.S. to China.
  19. what we know
    Who Is Poisoning Iran’s Schoolgirls?A rising number of Iranian schools have been targeted with suspected poisonings, prompting public outrage and a new wave of protests.
  20. on with kara swisher
    Richard Haass on America’s Relationship Problems With ChinaKara Swisher talks with the Council on Foreign Relations president about Biden’s spy-balloon-size missed opportunity.
  21. foreign interests
    Biden Makes a Big Cameo in KyivThe president vowed during the historic semi-surprise visit that the U.S. would continue to stand behind the country.
  22. foreign interests
    Trump Is Too Tough on Balloons to Be AntiwarThe ex-president is simultaneously slamming Biden for insufficient toughness on China and casting himself as a peace candidate.
  23. chinese democracy
    The Radical, Lonely, Suddenly Shocking Life of Wang JuntaoAfter half a century of resisting the Chinese Communist Party, a dissident confronts murder and espionage in Queens.
  24. foreign interests
    China’s Economic Model Is in Crisis (and Xi Knows It)COVID exacerbated the imbalances in China’s economy. But the Chinese Communist Party hasn’t found the political will to correct them.
  25. foreign interests
    Ukraine’s Latest Arms Haul: Thanks But No TanksThe country’s western allies are sending Kyiv a lot of armored vehicles, but Germany continues to balk at including its heavy tanks.
  26. foreign interests
    The E.U. Should Stop Whining About the U.S. Stealing Its JobsThe age of green industrial policy has begun.
  27. on with kara swisher
    Ian Bremmer on How Putin, Xi, and Elon Musk Are AlikeIn this episode of On With Kara Swisher, Kara talks to the Eurasia Group president about global risks and strongman weaknesses.
  28. war in ukraine
    Death Toll Keeps Rising After Russian Attack on Dnipro Apartment BuildingAt least 40 Ukrainian civilians died in the Russian missile strike Saturday, and dozens are still missing.
  29. what we know
    Bolsonaro Supporters Storm Brazil’s Congress, Supreme Court, Presidential PalaceA huge far-right mob invaded and ransacked the buildings in a historic attack on the country’s democracy.
  30. foreign interests
    Israel’s Illiberal Rightward Turn Is a WarningNetanyahu is back, leading an extreme-right government that leaves both Israel and America’s left in an impossible bind.
  31. brittney griner
    The 7 Craziest Facts About Arms Trafficker Viktor Bout’s CareerGetting to know the “merchant of death” the U.S. just sent to Russia in a prisoner swap for basketball star Brittney Griner.
  32. world cup
    The Five Most Dramatic Subplots Ahead of U.S.-IranAs the geopolitical foes square off in Qatar, there’s a lot hanging in the balance.
  33. foreign interests
    A Stunning Wave of Protests Has Erupted in China Over Its Zero-COVID PoliciesDemonstrations against COVID restrictions — and the government — took place in numerous cities across mainland China over the weekend.
  34. foreign interests
    Should Ukraine Give Peace Talks a Chance?Six questions that advocates of imminent diplomacy — or indefinite war — must answer.
  35. world cup
    The Wrenching Moral Calculus of Watching the World CupQatar 2022 is rotten to the core, but ignoring the tournament is not realistic.
  36. foreign interests
    Biden’s New Cold War Against China Could BackfireThe U.S. is now officially committed to thwarting China’s development goals. That comes with big risks.
  37. foreign interests
    Bolsonaro BlinksHe did not concede on Tuesday but offered no path to the coup that many had feared.
  38. foreign interests
    Brazil’s Democracy Is on the Brink and the BallotEven if former president Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva’s coalition can defeat Jair Bolsonaro, the would-be authoritarian is unlikely to go quietly.
  39. foreign interests
    The Bonfire of the ToriesBoris Johnson’s comeback attempt failed, but that won’t save the party from itself.
  40. foreign interests
    Boris Johnson Could Really, Actually Be Prime Minister AgainNothing signifies “return to stability” like BoJo.
  41. first person
    Why Is Iran’s Secular Shift So Hard to Believe?How two researchers got to the heart of a polling problem: the skewing effect of fear.
  42. liveblog
    Liz Truss Is Out. Could Boris Johnson Get Back In?To some Tories, the scandal-riddled ex-PM is looking pretty good now.
  43. early and often
    Did Saudi Arabia Just Hand the Midterms to the GOP?The Saudi-led cut in OPEC+ oil production may not be a deliberate “October Surprise,” but it’s still screwing over Biden.
  44. first person
    Iranian Protesters in Their Own Words“If everyone is resisting, how many forces can they possibly have that they can beat and kill us all?”
  45. foreign interests
    ‘No One Person Should Be in the Position of Doing This.’AJ Subat was a regular person until he helped scores of strangers evacuate Afghanistan. Then he became a hero, a brother — and got in over his head.
  46. foreign interests
    Putin Strikes BackRussian air strikes hit at least 11 cities across Ukraine on Monday, killing at least 12 people and causing widespread power outages.
  47. foreign interests
    Has Another Iranian Revolution Begun?An unprecedented uprising is underway — and there’s still no end in sight.
  48. foreign interests
    Ukraine Bombs Russia’s Bridge to CrimeaThe strike didn’t destroy the bridge, but still represents a symbolic blow by Ukraine.
  49. just asking questions
    How There Will Be Blood Explains the Crumbling Global EconomyThink inflation is bad here? Brent Johnson predicted the global financial crisis we’re in, and he thinks it’s going to get much worse.
  50. foreign interests
    Putin Decries U.S. ‘Satanism’ in Bizarre Speech Annexing Parts of UkraineHis speech celebrating an illegal annexation in Ukraine turned into an anti-trans rant in which he blamed the West for blowing up Nord Stream.
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