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Iraqi Kurds Turn Against the PKK

IRAQI KURDS TURN AGAINST THE PKK

Now that it's beaten back the Islamic State, the Kurdistan Regional Government is focusing its attention on a group it has long tolerated.

Bangladesh Is Everyone's Economic Darling. It Might Not Last

BANGLADESH IS EVERYONE'S ECONOMIC DARLING. IT MIGHT NOT LAST

Dhaka has shown real vision in its fiscal planning, but a turn toward authoritarianism could reverse its successes.

 
 
 
India's Farmers Come out in Force Against Modi

INDIA'S FARMERS COME OUT IN FORCE AGAINST MODI

New agriculture laws are making a desperate situation more dire.

Our Top Weekend Reads

OUR TOP WEEKEND READS

Great-power politics in Nagorno-Karabakh, the children of the Islamic State, and the meaning of Moldova's election result.

 
 
 
Europe May Cheer Biden's Win-But It Threatens Macron's Grand Project

EUROPE MAY CHEER BIDEN'S WIN-BUT IT THREATENS MACRON'S GRAND PROJECT

France is going to have a harder time selling “strategic autonomy” without the foil of the Trump administration to drive it.

The World's First Affluence Recession

THE WORLD'S FIRST AFFLUENCE RECESSION

The pandemic is making Americans poor-precisely because of the way they were rich.

 
 
 
The Beautiful, Dumb Dream of McDonald's Peace Theory

THE BEAUTIFUL, DUMB DREAM OF MCDONALD'S PEACE THEORY

In the rich, lazy, and happy 1990s, Americans imagined a world that could be just like them.

Why Does Belgium Have the World's Highest COVID-19 Death Rate?

WHY DOES BELGIUM HAVE THE WORLD'S HIGHEST COVID-19 DEATH RATE?

Individualism, regional divisions, and fragmented government authority have led the capital of Europe to fail where many poorer and...

 
 
 
Maradona, Soccer's Brilliant, Troubled Superstar, Dead at 60

MARADONA, SOCCER'S BRILLIANT, TROUBLED SUPERSTAR, DEAD AT 60

The Argentine legend is remembered both for his on-field prowess and his off-field political activism, especially in Latin America.

How Will Biden's Team Handle China?

HOW WILL BIDEN'S TEAM HANDLE CHINA?

Deprioritizing Beijing on the foreign-policy agenda would be a dangerous mistake for the incoming U.S. administration.

 
 
 
Pentagon Purges Leading Advisors From Defense Policy Board

PENTAGON PURGES LEADING ADVISORS FROM DEFENSE POLICY BOARD

It's unclear why the Trump administration waited until its final months to shake up the influential group of outside experts advising...

Mohammed bin Salman's Human Rights Mirage

MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN'S HUMAN RIGHTS MIRAGE

Saudi Arabia's recent social reforms are more about earning international attention than improving the lives of its citizens at home.

 
 
 
Say No, Joe

SAY NO, JOE

On U.S. foreign policy, there's no going back to the status quo.

When Great-Power Politics Isn't Great Enough

WHEN GREAT-POWER POLITICS ISN'T GREAT ENOUGH

Turkey and Russia helped craft a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh. But what they need is a grand bargain for the entire region.

 
 
 
What to Do About the Children of the Islamic State

WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE CHILDREN OF THE ISLAMIC STATE

The terrorist group's most vulnerable victims are also its future face.

Moldova's Election Result Is a Blow to Russia's Regional Dominance

MOLDOVA'S ELECTION RESULT IS A BLOW TO RUSSIA'S REGIONAL DOMINANCE

The victory of the pro-Western politician Maia Sandu shows Putin is losing his grip over Russia's near abroad.

 
 
 
The Quad's Malabar Exercises Point the Way to an Asian NATO

THE QUAD'S MALABAR EXERCISES POINT THE WAY TO AN ASIAN NATO

India, Japan, Australia, and the United States have a good model if they want to keep the peace without threatening China.

Biden Has the Team Obama Always Wanted

BIDEN HAS THE TEAM OBAMA ALWAYS WANTED

The next U.S. administration will feature the most cohesive group of foreign-policy hands in at least a generation.

 
 
 
Indian and Californian Politics Are Both Playing With Fire

INDIAN AND CALIFORNIAN POLITICS ARE BOTH PLAYING WITH FIRE

Environmental crisis has become caught up in petty struggles.

The Transition Has Started. Release the Op-Eds!

THE TRANSITION HAS STARTED. RELEASE THE OP-EDS!

Every four years, Washington's ideas industry indulges in its favorite ritual: trying-and mostly failing-to influence the next U.S....

 
 
 



President-elect Biden twists ankle while playing with dog, visits a doctor

President-elect Biden twists ankle while playing with dog, visits a doctor

President-elect Joe Biden twisted his ankle while playing with one of his dogs and will be examined by a doctor "out of an abundance of caution," his office said Sunday. Read more ...

Completed Wisconsin recount confirms Biden's win over President Trump

Completed Wisconsin recount confirms Biden's win over President Trump

Wisconsin has finished a recount of its presidential results, confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Read more ...

New York City to reopen schools for 200,000 students next week, mayor says

New York City to reopen schools for 200,000 students next week, mayor says

NEW YORK - Nearly 200,000 pre-kindergarten, elementary school and special-needs students will begin returning to in-person learning next week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced... Read more ...

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean escapes after explosive crash

Formula One driver Romain Grosjean escapes after explosive crash

The 34-year-old driver slid off the track on the first lap and his car burst into flames after being sliced in two by a barrier. Read more ...

'He was a hero in our lives': David Prowse, the original Darth Vader, dies at 85

'He was a hero in our lives': David Prowse, the original Darth Vader, dies at 85

British actor David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, has died. Prowse wore the black suit and helmet to play Darth Vader, but it was actor... Read more ...

Pats keep playoff hopes alive with 20-17 win over Cardinals

Pats keep playoff hopes alive with 20-17 win over Cardinals

Nick Folk kicked a 50-yard field goal as time expired, and the New England Patriots rallied in the second half to beat the Arizona Cardinals 20-17 Sunday. Read more ...

College football updated polls: AP Top 25, Coaches Poll rankings after Week 13

College football updated polls: AP Top 25, Coaches Poll rankings after Week 13

How will the AP Top 25 and Coaches Poll look after several previously undefeated teams lost this week? Read more ...

Beebe amends for fumble with TD as Vikes top Panthers 28-27

Beebe amends for fumble with TD as Vikes top Panthers 28-27

MINNEAPOLIS - Chad Beebe caught a 10-yard touchdown pass with 46 seconds left for Minnesota shortly after he muffed a punt that let Carolina pad its lead. Then Joey Slye missed... Read more ...

Colts' Matthew Adams ejected for punching Titans player during punt play

Colts' Matthew Adams ejected for punching Titans player during punt play

Colts' linebacker Matthew Adams was ejected in Week 12 for throwing two punches during a live punt play. He's had some history of penalty flags in his young NFL career. Read more ...

Wisconsin vote recount confirms Joe Biden's election win over Trump

Wisconsin vote recount confirms Joe Biden's election win over Trump

The recount of ballots in two Wisconsin counties wrapped Sunday, but did not put a dent in President-elect Joe Biden's 21,000 vote lead in the state. Dane County completed its... Read more ...