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‘Despacito’ Is Too Sexy for Malaysia, Says Minister

State-owned outlets are prohibited from broadcasting the steamy Latin hit.

Trump Attacks Federal Law Enforcement With a Blunt Force Instrument

It should be patently clear to everyone that the president does not want an independent Justice Department.

Feds Shut Down World’s Largest Online Drug Marketplace

Billed as a landmark operation, U.S. law enforcement strikes at dark web drug dealers.

Treasury Fines ExxonMobil for Tillerson-Era Russia Sanctions Violation

The optics might not be great, but the oil giant can shrug off the relatively small monetary fine.

Trump Was Right: NATO Is Obsolete

To fight the wars to come, the transatlantic alliance is going to need to start spending more — but not on tanks and fighter jets.

War in Yemen Kills or Wounds 4,000 Children

Bombing raids on schools, hospitals, and markets have made daily life dangerous for Yemen’s youngest residents.

Can Trump Find a Better Deal Than the U.S. Air Base in Qatar?

It costs more to maintain the Pentagon’s military bands than to operate the al Udeid base

John McCain Is a National Treasure

The Republican senator reflects the better aspects of what our democratic system can produce.

Rational Security on the E.R.: The “Wray of Sunshine” Edition

Can the president’s nominee for FBI Director be heard over the noise that surrounds him?

2 big warnings from Gen. McChrystal: War in Europe is possible & we’re going to have to give up rights for our security

In the new issue of Prism magazine, General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army (Ret.) offers two warnings. Both are kind of hair-raising.

A Guide to Russia’s Diplomatic Properties in Washington

Putin’s government owns properties scattered around D.C. What do they all do?

SitRep: Trump ends CIA program in Syria; Turkey Exposes U.S. Special Operations in Syria

  With Adam Rawnsley “Putin won in Syria.” In a move with huge implications for the war in Syria, President Trump has decided to shut down the CIA’s covert program to arm and train groups of Syrian rebels fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad, U.S. officials tell the Washington Post. The move — long sought...

State Department Suspends Yet Another Fellowship Program

Critics fear the next generation of foreign policy talent could wither on the vine as State slashes fellowships.

Tensions Rise in Jerusalem After Israel Installs Metal Detectors at Mosque

The new security measures spark clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces.

The Human Toll of Yemen’s Unending War

With the country's health services decimated by conflict, cholera is raging through the civilian population.

‘You’re Scumbags,’ Says Right-Wing Polish Politician

A debate in Poland’s parliament over a contentious judiciary law has shocked the country.

Chinese Steel Output Hits All-Time High

Just in time for Trump’s big push against Chinese steel imports.

Tillerson’s No. 2 Denies Turmoil at State Department

John Sullivan may have already won over Foggy Bottom, but Congress is another matter.

America’s Not First. It’s Third.

The United States slips behind France and the U.K. in this year’s soft-power ranking.

What Did Trump Know About His Son’s Meeting, and When Did He Know It?

The administration has resorted to slippery statements and obfuscations, but the truth is closing in around it.

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