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From Athens to Tehran, powerful countries make the rules and break the rules. Everyone else just squeezes the best deal they can — for now, anyway.
The unfolding intervention against the Islamic State shows that oil doesn't just guide U.S. foreign policy. It constrains our ways of thinking about it.
People from Seattle to Fiji are filing lawsuits over global warming — and they just might have a case.
The Iran nuclear deal has generated an abundance of extraordinary insights. Here’s a sampling.
Though this nuclear deal is a victory for international diplomacy, the United States still has a ways to go before their relations with Iran are truly normalized.
President Obama pledges to use his power of veto should Congress reject the freshly minted Iran nuclear deal.
Supporting Saudi attacks on Yemen is a way for the U.S. to show the Saudis that Iran is still a mutual adversary.
How a semantic argument over passports prompted a debate over who gets to shape U.S. foreign policy toward Israel-Palestine.
Despite its improving relations with Havana, Washington's ultimate goal for the island remains regime change.
During the Cold War, it not only served the Soviet Union’s purposes to overestimate the size of its nuclear weapons program, but the United States.