"One reason for the huge increase in noncombatant deaths is that the United States is dropping more bombs—a more than 20% increase from the last four months of the Obama presidency to the first four under Mr. Trump," writes Micah Zenko.
One reason for the huge increase in noncombatant deaths is that the

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By appointing his son as crowned prince, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is sending a message that fighting terrorism is not the country's highest priority--maybe not even in the top tier. Read more by CFR's Meghan L. O'Sullivan.
By appointing his son as crowned prince Saudi Arabias King Salman bin

In Saudi Shakeup, Economics Tops Counterterrorism

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The United States is unwilling to play its traditional role in the world, but no one else is willing—or able—to replace it, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass. What's your take?
The United States is unwilling to play its traditional role in the

Who Will Fill America’s Shoes?

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A Saudi-led bloc of Arab states presented Qatar with a list of demands that include reducing ties with Iran, severing relationships with Hezbollah and the Muslim Brotherhood, closing a Turkish military base in the country, and shuttering state broadcaster Al Jazeera.

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A Saudiled bloc of Arab states presented Qatar with a list of

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Tensions between Sunnis and Shias, exploited by regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, could reshape the future Middle East.
Tensions between Sunnis and Shias exploited by regional rivals Saudi Arabia and

Interactive: The Sunni-Shia Divide

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A controversial intelligence-gathering program is up for renewal. But is political drama distracting Americans from debating it?
A controversial intelligencegathering program is up for renewal But is political drama

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Emily Elizabeth Windsor-Cragg
Since Fidel Castro’s ascent to power in 1959, U.S.-Cuba ties have endured a nuclear crisis, a long U.S. economic embargo, and political hostilities. Where do they stand today?
Since Fidel Castros ascent to power in 1959 USCuba ties have endured

How U.S.-Cuba Relations Have Evolved

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Syria’s civil war is being fought by an array of combatants whose alliances, capabilities, and motives have been in flux.
Syrias civil war is being fought by an array of combatants whose

Who’s Doing What in Syria’s Civil War

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Although EU proponents are riding high after recent European elections, the Union is still in danger of disintegrating.

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Although EU proponents are riding high after recent European elections the Union

A Union Still at Risk

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Women in peacekeeping can deliver results that their male counterparts cannot. So where are they?
Women in peacekeeping can deliver results that their male counterparts cannot So

UN Peacekeeping: Where Are All the Women?

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman announced that his son, 31-year-old Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, will be next in line to inherit the throne. The new crown prince, who will continue in his role as defense minister, was also named deputy prime minister.

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Saudi Arabias King Salman announced that his son 31yearold Deputy Crown Prince

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Kim Jong-un sees the nuclear program as the means to sustain his regime.
Kim Jongun sees the nuclear program as the means to sustain his regime

How Dangerous is North Korea?

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Refugee and internally displaced women face unique difficulties—but they are largely ignored by policymakers. #WorldRefugeeDay
Refugee and internally displaced women face unique difficultiesbut they are larg

Risks and Opportunities for the World’s Refugee Women

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We're live with U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX) discussing his recent bipartisan congressional trip to France, Poland, Estonia, and Ukraine to examine cybersecurity issues, and what the United States can do to bolster homeland security.
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet U.S. President Donald J. Trump and National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster on Tuesday. Poroshenko called the meeting an opportunity for the two leaders to discuss "cooperation in the security, political, and economic spheres."

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet US President Donald J Trump and

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Today is #WorldRefugeeDay. What exactly is the difference between a migrant and a refugee?

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If Puerto Rico becomes a state, would its current economic crisis be fixed? Not quite.
If Puerto Rico becomes a state would its current economic crisis be fixed Not quite

Debating Puerto Rico’s Statehood

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The Trump administration has rolled back some business guidelines with Cuba while leaving the normalization policy largely unchanged. Here's what to know:
The Trump administration has rolled back some business guidelines with Cuba while

Putting the Brakes on Cuba

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On Sunday, a U.S. Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane in a dramatic escalation of a war the United States had not intended to fight.

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon explains why it's been years in the making:
On Sunday a US Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane

Why escalation in Syria was almost inevitable

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"But even as the civilian death tool ticks upward, the American military has relaxed oversight, investigation and accountability on civilian casualties," writes CFR's Micah Zenko.
But even as the civilian death tool ticks upward the American military

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