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With Senate Republicans firmly behind him, the president said a decision will come Saturday.
Normalizing ties with Israel could mean removal from the U.S. state sponsors of terrorism list, allowing the country to rebuild its shattered economy—but U.S. legislators are standing in the way.
Trampled institutional norms, a battle over the Supreme Court, and the possibility of Democratic retaliation could threaten the bedrock of American democracy.
Staff reviews of recent releases on U.S. isolationism, the future of energy, and China’s new Silk Road.
Internal documents acknowledge concern among allies about the expiration of the Obama-era New START accord, but U.S. negotiators are still playing hardball.
A country that previously took in refugees could become an exporter of people as government ineptitude and an economic cataclysm destroy all hope.
The confusing affair could make it even harder for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to continue warming up to the North.
“My hope is with the Taliban,” said one new recruit who has known only war and broken promises.
Everyone writes off the European Union as dull and prone to fracture. But the last decade shows that Brussels is smarter than Beijing, London, Moscow, and Washington.
The transition of power between presidents has long been a weakness of the U.S. political system. But never more so than now.
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