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The Selfish Motive Behind Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

He has imperiled a chance at peace, and endangered lives, for a very dumb reason.

Dec. 6 2017 4:16 PMVisions of Fire       The response to Trump’s Jerusalem declaration has focused too much on the fear of Arab backlash and not enough on why the decision itself is immoral and illegal.
Nov. 20 2017 1:43 PMThe Deep Roots of Yemen’s FamineThe Saudi-led war has plunged the country into misery, but it was already vulnerable to this kind of disaster.
Oct. 31 2017 12:55 PMCalling a Genocide a GenocideHuman rights advocates are too quick to use the G-word to describe mass atrocities. But in the case of the Rohingya, it applies.
Oct. 25 2017 1:49 PMOld Boy’s PartyWhy are there still so few women in positions of power in China?
Oct. 20 2017 4:35 PMThis Is Not Trump’s BenghaziThe deaths of U.S. troops in Niger were a tragedy, but there’s no need for conspiracy theories. 
Oct. 11 2017 1:29 PMDarfur Wasn’t SavedA decade of activism and international pressure couldn’t stop the killing in Sudan.
Sept. 6 2017 1:13 PM“They Were Catalan Boys”What drove a group of ordinary, small-town young men to commit a brutal act of terrorism?
Aug. 23 2017 3:59 PMWhat Works in AfghanistanThe country is not always a graveyard of empires.
June 20 2017 5:52 PMTrump Could Get Us Into a War by AccidentThe president’s lack of a coherent Syria strategy is incredibly dangerous.
May 29 2017 7:53 AMThe Return of GringophobiaThere’s a long tradition of anti-Americanism in Mexican politics. It’s making a comeback in the era of Trump.
May 15 2017 2:05 PMErdogan’s PrisonerHow an American pastor, improbably accused of terrorism, became a pawn in U.S.-Turkey relations.
May 9 2017 11:45 AMMacron CountryBrittany: Why this region of progressive, lapsed Catholics was a Macron stronghold.
May 4 2017 1:38 PMThe Kremlin’s California DreamWhy the Russian government cultivates foreign contacts on the far-right and far-left.
April 21 2017 4:23 PMJe Ne Sais Quoi?An ignorant American’s guide to the French election.
April 10 2017 5:35 PMHow Are Assad and Kim Still in Power?The two men control a very small amount of the world but command a very large amount of its attention.
Dec. 1 2017 12:14 PMTrump Reopened a Wound in British PoliticsThe 2016 assassination of a member of Parliament by a far-right extremist shocked the U.K. The president’s retweet brought it all back.
Nov. 1 2017 9:33 AMTerrorism FatigueISIS attacks are losing their ability to terrify.
Oct. 25 2017 2:25 PMThe Ghost of Franco       Both sides in the standoff over Catalonia are invoking Spain’s authoritarian past. That could be dangerous.
Oct. 25 2017 12:35 PMMission InscrutableJust what is the U.S. military trying to accomplish in Niger?
Oct. 16 2017 10:23 AMThe Ghost of Munich         The stigma around “appeasement” is leading U.S. foreign policy down a dangerous path.
Oct. 4 2017 5:55 AMAsia’s Other Nightmare ScenarioA war in North Korea would be devastating. But war in Taiwan could be even worse, and more likely.
Aug. 24 2017 12:28 PMThe True Meaning of Australia DayHow another country grapples with commemorating the ugly parts of its history.
Aug. 22 2017 10:49 AMDon’t Give Corbyn a PassThe British Labour leader’s fondness for dictators and extremists should disqualify from heading a major party, much less a country.
June 5 2017 5:57 PMQatar LossesOur Middle East foreign policy depends on strong, smooth relations among our Gulf allies. Now all cooperation is at risk.
May 23 2017 12:32 PMUninspiring TerrorismGroups like ISIS have gotten dangerously good at encouraging their followers to carry out attacks. There are things we can do to stop them.
May 12 2017 7:18 AMSyria’s Great ExpectationsTrump’s airstrike on Assad raised hopes that the U.S. was finally coming to the aid of Syrian civilians. A month later, there’s confusion and disappointment on the ground.
May 4 2017 8:03 PMThe Left BehindWe know who votes for Brexit, Trump, and Le Pen. What do we call them?
April 24 2017 12:09 PMThe Republic Will StandWhy there won’t be a Trump- or Brexit-style surprise in the French election.
April 17 2017 5:53 AMJustin Trudeau Is Not the Leader of the Free WorldSorry Americans, Canada’s prime minister isn’t really standing up to Trump.
April 5 2017 10:15 AMWhy Trump Should Play the Human Rights Card With XiIgnoring the Chinese government’s abuses isn’t just immoral: It’s a bad negotiating tactic.