The assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani has sparked protests in a number of countries – both Muslim and non-Muslim.
In recent decades, most nations have agreed on certain norms to ensure peace, including an end to assassinations. Trump's move to kill an Iranian general upends this carefully balanced system.
Mourners gather for Soleimani’s funeral.
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Tehran is making threats but its options are somewhat limited.
Qasem Soleimani pictured in 2018.
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The Trump administration is only the latest to push the boundaries of the law to take out foreign adversaries.
Who would Putin prefer as prime minister?
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Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn? Who would Vladimir Putin want to see in Downing Street and why?
NATO: in search of direction.
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NATO had its 70th birthday party in London at an awkward moment.
Boris Yeltsin shakes hands with Russia’s most powerful businessmen in Moscow.
Oligarchs have made headlines recently as the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump move forward.
The parents of Harry Dunn spoke at a press conference in New York on October 14.
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Both sides can point to the Vienna Convention and to diplomatic tradition to support their case.
Hong Kong’s protesters: looking for external help.
A bill making its way through the US Congress seeks to tighten scrutiny of Hong Kong's autonomy. But it will do little to resolve the situation.
An impeachment inquiry was launched about President Trump’s dealings with the Ukraine on Tuesday.
The conflict between Congress and President Trump over his dealings with Ukraine's president is just the latest version of a long-running struggle for power between the two branches of government.
Japanese Prime Minister’s Cabinet reshuffle reveals his strategy for final two years in office.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet reshuffle is an exercise in illusion. Yet it reveals some unwelcome truths about his political present - and future.
Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Sept. 24, 2019.
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The US has historically asked for international support when brewing conflicts in the Middle East boiled over.
Science fiction can serve as an imaginative production of political theory.
Science fiction writing often serves as a thought experiment that explores shared and hidden beliefs whose material and political reverberations lie further in the future.
Greenland and Denmark have a complicated history, but the connection runs deeper than economic convenience.
Johnson arrives at the Conservative Party headquarters.
Just what is Boris Johnson, the UK's new prime minister: a liberal or conservative? A historian writing a book about Brexit, the focus of much of Johnson's career, says the man is hard to pin down.
It’s true, research says.
While the US is a nation of immigrants, China is not. That's a huge competitive advantage when doing business in emerging markets.
Perot become a household name after making an independent run for president in 1992.
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As the US prepares to replace NAFTA, a labor scholar who was critical of Perot but shared concerns about the deal revisits the claim that helped him become the most successful third-party candidate since Teddy Roosevelt.
The founders weren’t exactly free traders.
Arguments over Trump's tariffs and trade wars are just the latest salvo in a heated debate that has raged since the dawn of the American republic.
A weaker domestic economy could limit Trump’s options.
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Trump may find it harder to maintain support for his escalating tariffs on China if the US economy shows further signs of weakness.
Just another American abroad.
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If headlines about bombings and airplane crashes are making you rethink your international travel plans this summer, a look at how many Americans actually die abroad should set your mind at ease.
Sanctions are making life increasingly difficult for ordinary Iranians, such as those in Isfahan.
Growing fears of a US conflict with Iran show why the kind of unilateral sanctions the Trump administration imposed last year don't work.