FOREIGN POLICY2018-06-13T10:22:46+00:00

The War in Afghanistan, America’s Longest Conflict

Last month the United States passed a dubious missed milestone, as the war in Afghanistan has now entered its seventeenth year, after thousands of casualties and expenditures of hundreds of billions of dollars, the U.S still doesn’t have an effective strategy for bringing peace to this troubled country.

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Pence says South China Sea doesn’t belong to any one nation

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday the South China Sea does not belong to any one nation and the United States will continue to sail and fly wherever international law allows, comments sure to rile China which claims the strategic sea route.

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Iran to Send Navy to Italy, Where U.S. Command Is Based

The head of Iran’s naval forces has said he plans to soon send a fleet to visit Italy, where the U.S. Navy and the U.S.-led Western military alliance have critical command posts.

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Brexit: Britain’s messy EU divorce faces new showdown

British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to win the support of her bitterly divided Cabinet on Wednesday for a draft deal to leave the European Union after months of stalled talks, false starts, political bickering and setbacks that have threatened the messy divorce known as Brexit as well as May’s leadership.

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Heaviest Fighting Since 2014 Convulses Israel-Gaza Border

Israelis and Gazans woke to another day of rocket fire and airstrikes on Tuesday, adding new urgency to efforts to quell fighting that is the heaviest since their 2014 war.

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In Paris, a relatively understated Trump finds he’s still the center of the world’s attention — and outrage

President Trump likes to throw Twitter bombs that explode in concentric circles of offensiveness. He delivers speeches that contain insults and falsehoods. He announces policies on a whim, some constitutionally questionable.

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