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Mark Donig
The Deal
Left Behind in Iran

The stories of an American ex-Marine and a Christian pastor imprisoned in the Islamic Republic, the nuclear deal that will likely leave them behind bars, and the two women fighting for their freedom.

Let's Make a Deal
In Seeking Détente, Don’t Leave Americans Behind

The Obama Administration is racing the clock to reach historic accords with two of America’s long-standing foes, Iran and Cuba. As it tries to strike a deal, it mustn’t forget the plight of five U.S. citizens imprisoned in those two countries.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Déjà vu all over again.

Public Opinion

A new Gallup poll registers big increases in respect for police, including among Democrats and nonwhites.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Both Washington and Manila are doing damage control in the wake of Duterte’s latest comments, but the real test is yet to come.


Even the New York Times is beginning to acknowledge Obama’s sorry legacy in the Middle East.

beyond blue

Financial literacy has to become a basic element of the U.S. educational system.


The inability to pass the easiest of trade deals with Canada speaks to a deeper structural crisis at the heart of the continent.

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