How fascism works

“Fascism” is a word that gets tossed around pretty loosely these days, usually as an epithet to discredit someone else’s politics. One consequence is that...

Trump says “collusion is not a crime.” Not quite.

President Donald Trump has a new argument to defend against allegations that his campaign worked with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election. “Collusion is...

North and South Korea just signed a major agreement. It may...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are in the middle of a dramatic three-day summit that has featured...

Why the US and Turkey are fighting over a US pastor

President Donald Trump just said the US will place “large sanctions” on Turkey for detaining an American pastor for nearly two years — a...

Poland’s president wants Trump to open a US base in his...

Poland has wanted to host a permanent US military base for years, and it looks like the country might get its wish. There’s also...

Why is Marco Rubio tweeting about Salt Bae?

Until this week, Salt Bae was best known as an Instagram-famous chef. He wears tight V-necks, owns a global chain of high-end steakhouses, and...

Trump’s China strategy is the most radical in decades — and...

President Donald Trump is leading one of the most radical changes in America’s stance toward China in decades. Where past presidents engaged Beijing in good...

5 powerful images from Kim Jong Un’s historic meeting with South...

The leaders of North and South Korea, Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in, are meeting for a historic summit in Pyongyang — and it...

The sudden end of the Ethiopia-Eritrea war, explained

On July 21, Eritrea appointed an ambassador to Ethiopia — the first one in 20 years. It’s the latest positive step in a series of...

How Trump undermines the best part of his foreign policy

When President Donald Trump said he’d meet Iranian leadership with “no preconditions” on Monday, he once again defied conventional US foreign policy. This time,...

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