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October 28, 2019

Islamic State
Islamic State Leader’s Death Does Little to Ease Syria Concerns

A U.S. military operation that eliminated Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is welcome but fails to allay worries about the security vacuum caused by the removal of U.S. troops from northern …

January 30, 2020

United Kingdom
What Would a No-Deal Brexit Look Like?

The United Kingdom is formally set to leave the European Union on January 31, but negotiations continue to determine what that means for UK-EU relations.

Simon Dawson/Reuters

January 28, 2020

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Trump’s Lopsided Mideast Peace Plan

The long-awaited plan presented by President Donald J. Trump paves the way for broader Israeli annexation of occupied territories, has no real chance of Palestinian support, and risks provoking viole…

January 24, 2020

Mexico
Mexico’s Security Dilemma

Amid a spate of drug cartel attacks, Mexico is considering whether to increase security cooperation with the United States.

January 15, 2020

Nigeria
Nigeria’s Slide Toward Authoritarianism

The recent unlawful detention of a journalist and politician is the latest in a series of moves by Muhammadu Buhari’s administration that weaken the rule of law.

January 9, 2020

Australia
Australia’s Fires Will Rage Again. Here’s How the Government Can Prepare.

Warming temperatures mean that Australia will likely continue to suffer from massive bushfires. To reduce future damage, the government must act.

January 6, 2020

Iran
The Coming Nuclear Crisis With Iran

Iran’s move to suspend cooperation with the 2015 nuclear deal threatens to further escalate already high tensions between Washington and Tehran.

January 3, 2020

Iran
The Mideast Just Turned More Dangerous

The killing in Baghdad of Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani escalates an already tense contest in Iraq between U.S. and Iran-backed forces, makes the battle against the Islamic State more …

January 3, 2020

Iran
Soleimani’s Death: A Crippling Blow to the Iranian Regime

The U.S. targeted killing of commander Qasem Soleimani marks a further weakening of Iran’s regime in its struggle against the United States and its ability to project influence in the Mideast.

December 19, 2019

Taiwan
Taiwan’s Presidential Election: What to Know

The result of the 2020 election could shape Taiwan’s relationships with China and with the United States for years to come.