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Our Top Weekend Reads

Sat, 01/02/2020 - 13:00
Wuhan virus continues to spread, Trump's Middle East peace plan is unveiled, and calls for Scottish independence grow.

U.N. Faults Iraq for Islamic State Prosecutions

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 21:43
Report cites “serious concerns that basic fair trial standards were not respected.”

Wuhan Virus Boosts Indonesian Anti-Chinese Conspiracies

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 20:58
Wild claims of Chinese plots are spreading fast on social media.

Trump’s Peace Plan Is Palestinians’ Worst Nightmare

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 20:39
Arab states might accept Trump’s one-sided initiative, but an increasingly vocal new generation of Palestinians won’t allow regional leaders to sign away their right to a sovereign homeland.

Trump Prepares for Victory Lap as Impeachment Trial Winds Down

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 20:38
Republicans successfully fight off a call for witnesses, but a final vote to acquit will come after next week’s State of the Union.

Human Trafficking Helps Terrorists Earn Money and Strategic Advantage

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 19:28
The United States should get serious about ending slavery once and for all.

So Long, Farewell

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 19:19
A transcript of Ursula von der Leyen’s remarks on Brexit

The Wuhan Virus Could Hurt the Party’s Legitimacy

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 19:18
Local authorities are taking a bigger hit than the central government.

Northern Ireland Is in a Culture War. Brexit Is Making It Worse.

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 18:59
Nationalists and unionists are in a battle for cultural supremacy, complicating the U.K.’s withdrawal from the EU.

State Department Pressed Pompeo to Emphasize ‘One Mission’ in Ukraine

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 17:49
Memo urges secretary of state to cut through confusion created by impeachment testimony.

Trump Has Sabotaged America’s Coronavirus Response

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 17:07
As it improvises its way through a public health crisis, the United States has never been less prepared for a pandemic.

Britain Knows It’s Selling Out Its National Security to Huawei

Fri, 31/01/2020 - 16:46
London’s justification for cooperating with the Chinese telecommunications company is riddled with obvious contradictions.

Brexit Officially Arrives

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 23:30
The United Kingdom will leave the European Union with little fanfare at midnight Brussels time today.

Can the U.S.-U.K. Special Relationship Weather the Huawei Storm?

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 23:10
Boris Johnson breaks with Trump, opening Britain’s doors to a Chinese telecommunications giant that Washington fears is an espionage threat.

Iraqi F-16s Could Be in Jeopardy Amid Iran Tensions

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 22:07
Sensitive U.S. technology feared vulnerable to Iranian-backed militias after contractors evacuate Balad air base.

Obamacare for Geopolitics

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 21:39
The United States needs better insurance against attacks—whether by Mother Nature or human actors.

The Birth of Belarusian Nationalism

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 21:33
In trying to bring Belarus and Russia together, Lukashenko may have awakened his country’s citizens to how independent they really want to be.

Washington Doesn’t Understand Shiite Clerics in Iran or Iraq

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:53
U.S. officials who praise Iraqi Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani while denouncing Iran’s supreme leader fail to grasp that the two clerical leaders have a shared interest in resisting outside threats.

Pentagon Debates Drawdown in Africa, South America

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 16:39
The potential troop cuts face scrutiny inside the Trump administration and on Capitol Hill.

Kobe Bryant Was the United States’ Best Ambassador in China

Thu, 30/01/2020 - 08:09
The basketball legend’s death was bigger than virus news in a country that loved him.