International

02/10/2016 - 7:00am

    As a journalist based in northern Iraq for the past six years, I've seen the war with the Islamic State closer than I'd like. In the summer of 2014, my best friend, a man I'd come to love and respect during my time reporting here, was taken prisoner by the militants. We were more like brothers than friends...

01/22/2016 - 7:00am

    There are two different flavors of "supply side" economics. One that dates to President Ronald Reagan argues that if you cut taxes on the wealthy, they'll work harder and invest more of their larger after-tax income. The benefits will "trickle down...

01/19/2016 - 3:00pm

    President Obama's desire to avoid large new ground commitments in the Middle East is, in many respects, understandable, given the experiences of some 15 years of war. At present, however, the modest number of U.S. and coalition troops in Afghanistan operate with...

01/19/2016 - 7:00am

    When officials in China announced in 2013 that they would open an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to primarily fund big construction projects across the Pacific, they launched a slow-motion freak-out in Washington. As they went around the world inviting...

01/18/2016 - 7:00am

    Donald Trump’s first presidential campaign ad pledges to “take their oil.” That’s what President (gasp) Trump would do after having “quickly cut the head off the Islamic State,” says the deep-voiced narrator.

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01/16/2016 - 9:00pm

    Not so long ago, Russia could bend Ukraine to its will by threatening to cut off natural gas supplies. Now, Russia is offering discounts, but Ukraine is not interested because it's getting plenty of gas in Europe. This change reflects developments in the European...

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