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How Do You Say 'Kingslayer' in Japanese?

Meet the man who could unseat Shinzo Abe in the next election.

Tobias Harris |

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The Ultimate Ebola-Fighting Force

To defeat the next outbreak, the WHO requires a rapid-response health corps that it can deploy to stop the disease in its tracks.

Jack C. Chow |

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Unhappy Ending

The future is not bright for the leader of Thailand's coup.

Duncan McCargo |

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Want to Help Ukraine? Stop Accepting Its Stolen Cash

Ukraine's new rulers hope to clean up a country that is among the most corrupt in the world. But they don't have a chance if the Western banks keep accepting money stolen from Ukraine.

Oliver Bullough |

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Does South Africa Have a Fascism Problem?

An ascendant populist movement is shining a light on government corruption. In response, the ruling ANC is resorting to slurs to remind voters that it is the party of the people.

Martin Plaut |

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Send in the Guerrillas

In a world where our enemies don't wear uniforms, our allies don't have to, either.

Whitney Kassel |

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It's Time to Stop Putin's Nuclear Arms Buildup

Ukraine isn’t the only place where the White House is letting a belligerent Russia off the hook.

James M. Inhofe |

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We Could Have Stopped This

Public health officials knew Ebola was coming. They know how to defeat it. But they’re blowing it anyway.

Laurie Garrett |

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Pakistan #Fail

Islamabad can't fix its many problems until the government, the opposition, and the military learn to respect the rule of law.

Husain Haqqani |

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Let's Talk About Kashmir

Could Modi, Islamabad, and the U.S. troop drawdown in Afghanistan make the disputed territory the world's next terrorist hotspot? 

Jonah Blank |

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Everything You Know About Israeli Settlements Is Wrong

Israel’s recent annexation of 1,000 acres of land in the West Bank doesn’t change anything on the ground, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has actually been remarkably constrained in settlement construction.

Elliott Abrams |

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Britain's Radical Challenge

The threat of British jihadists can't be an excuse for the country to abandon its foundational principles.

H.A. Hellyer |

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Maryam al-Khawaja, the Inconvenient Activist

The arrest of Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja marks a new low point for the country’s autocracy.

Samia Errazzouki |

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If You Live in Illinois, Do Not Panic About Ebola

Enforcing travel bans, canceling safaris, and subjecting U.S. college students to health checks all show how ridiculous the global response to the outbreak has become.

Kim Yi Dionne |

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A United Front

Only a strong NATO can stop Putin, and only America can rally NATO.

Madeleine Albright |

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Putin's Nuclear Option

Would Russia's president really be willing to start World War III?

Jeffrey Tayler |

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How Not to Help Americans Captured Abroad

A few lines, buried deep in the 2015 appropriations bill, could be a nightmare for American detainees and the State Department.

Richard Grenell |

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Back to the Trenches

After years of pursuing peace and stability, Kenya's political factions are returning to bare-knuckle politics.

Ken Opalo |

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The Pastor's Children

Remembering Leipzig's Christian Führer and the nobility of nonviolence that changed the world.

Michael Moran |

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Moscow's Next Victim

Moldova could be the Kremlin's next target. But Europe isn't ready to come to the rescue.

Vladimir Soloviev |

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The Syrian Enemy of My Syrian Enemy

How the threat of the Islamic State could bring together the country's warring factions -- if only Barack Obama is willing to seize the opportunity.

Hassan Hassan |

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The Islamic State vs. al Qaeda

Who’s winning the war to become the jihadi superpower?

J.M. Berger |

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Sheikh It Up

The UAE's airstrikes in Libya represent a new and dangerous phase in its struggle with Qatar.

Andrew Hammond |

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The Gauche Cadaver and the Socialist Tea Party

A war within in François Hollande’s teetering government is threatening to end socialism in France as we know it.

Robert Zaretsky |

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The New Arab Cold War

As the United States steps away from the Middle East, its allies have tried to fill the void -- with disastrous results.

Steven A. Cook |

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A Dirty Hyphenated Word

Nation-building is the only thing that can fix Libya and Syria. So why has President Obama basically ruled it out?

Suzanne Nossel |

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Take Away Their Guns -- Then We'll Talk

There will never be peace in the Holy Land until Hamas is totally disarmed.

Avigdor Liberman |

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13 Years On, Will 9/11 Ever Go to Trial?

From spies in the defense team to secret kill switches in the courtroom, the list of government perversions of an already-broken trial system is making the quest for justice endless.

Laura Pitter |

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Step Away, Do Nothing, Pat Self on Back

It looks like the Obama administration has found its grand strategy after all.

Kori Schake |

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And How Does That Make You Feel, Bibi?

The psychology behind Israel's Gaza war and the truce that followed.

Yael S. Aronoff |