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09/25/2016 - 12:00am

    Japan's new defense minister, Tomomi Inada, is pushing her country to become a stronger, more independent actor on the world stage - and trying to make herself prime minister in the process. But as she gets closer to both goals, she's finding that Japan's success is more dependent than ever on deepening cooperation with its neighbors and...

09/24/2016 - 8:00pm

    Every time there is a terrorist attack attributed to Muslim extremists anywhere in the world, Donald Trump will rush forward to claim, as he did after an Easter bombing in Pakistan, that he alone can solve the problem of radical Islamic terrorism. His eagerness to score political points has come back to...

09/24/2016 - 7:00pm

    A lot of people have said a lot of things about Donald Trump's deficiencies, but the most succinct may be this: "beyond repair."

    What loose cannon would say such a thing about Trump? Surely it is someone swimming in partisan passion,...

09/24/2016 - 6:00pm

    Policy expert Heather Zichal answers The Washington Post's question: How much should the next president be willing to spend on mitigation or retooling for renewable energy?

    The disconnect between the reality of climate change and Donald Trump...

09/24/2016 - 5:00pm

    Let's be honest. The world would be a better place if a revolutionary tribunal in the near future sent North Korea's Kim Jong-un and his henchmen to the gallows. Kim's subjects are so malnourished that North Koreans are notably shorter than their South Korean cousins. The state's gulags...

09/24/2016 - 4:00pm

    Many people seem to expect Chancellor Angela Merkel to apologize. Her party, the Christian Democratic Union, keeps underperforming in regional elections. Most recently, the CDU took a drubbing in parliamentary elections in Berlin on Sept. 18. The reason: the backlash against the kindness Merkel showed...

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