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Sergei Skripal

Never ignore the warnings of refugees and defectors from revanchist authoritarian regimes. That’s the lesson the British security establishment is learning the hard way in...
russia

It was hard to come away from British Prime Minister Theresa May’s address to the House of Commons on Monday without the distinct impression that...
Jerusalem

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Donald Trump last week, he had two main items on his agenda: thanking Trump for his...
north korea

Sometimes it takes an outsider, unburdened by the stifling conventions and preconceptions that impede the practice of diplomacy, to see the obvious. Trump is that...
Italy

News of populism’s demise has been greatly exaggerated. That’s the meaning of the weekend’s election in Italy, which saw movements from the political fringes rout...
Lebanon

State Department officials have spent a lot of time in Lebanon recently. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the country two weeks ago, and Acting...
Alireza Avaei

The U.N. Human Rights Council is where some of the world’s most brutal regimes go to praise each other, whitewash their rights records, and take...
Russia

In some progressive and Never-Trump circles, it is an article of faith that Vladimir Putin helped President Trump get elected in the hope that the...
iran

After issuing a rare rebuke of Iran’s repeated calls for Israel’s destruction on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov added that Moscow also opposes “attempts...
russia

Americans no longer have the luxury of throwing up their hands in frustration over the confused situation on the ground in Syria. As the Wall...
kim jong yo

It’s become a familiar pattern. In the manic pursuit of traffic, accolades, or any number of perverse incentives that have little to do with good...
U.K.

Brexit was supposed to liberate Britons from unaccountable government, PC orthodoxy, and high-handed bureaucracy. But who needs Brussels mandarins when supposed Conservatives in Westminster are...