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US military helicopters seen in 2020 at one of America's hundreds of overseas military bases, Camp Humphreys in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

Biden’s same old foreign policy

Our new president offers a clean break in many ways, but he’ll still try to have the United States run the world.

The Chickens Come Home to the Coup

The Chickens Come Home to the Coup

By fomenting a violent uprising against democratic rule last week, President Trump did something unique in American history. He unleashed terror in his own country. Previous presidents have only done that abroad.

A billboard in Managua shows Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega, and his wife, Rosario Murillo, the vice president. Ortega reclaimed the presidency in 2007 and has held it since; his family controls much of the country's media.INTI OCÓN/NYT

This is how other democracies have died

With American democracy pushed to the breaking point, the fate of other formerly free countries could soon be ours, too.

Trump and Pompeo redraw the map of North Africa

Trump and Pompeo redraw the map of North Africa

With a bizarre, presumptuous tweet, the United States hastily declares a winner in a complex conflict.

China's Premier Li Keqiang, center, waved as he left a press conference with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, in China last year

Three nations could rule the world together if they wanted

China, Japan, and South Korea could brush the United States aside — if they could only get past centuries of conflict.