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Experts say Amazon could mount a strong protest to Microsoft’s victory. Read more

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So why don’t we get a vote on its leadership? Read more

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Biden’s assistance to William Casey, Reagan’s CIA director, and the rehabilitation of the intelligence service in general has had tragic consequences. Read more

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Newly inaugurated Quincy Institute co-founders Trita Parsi and Stephen Wertheim discuss their mission to stop endless war and militarism. Read more

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The story of Katharine Gun, a whistle-blower who exposed NSA spying in the lead-up to the Iraq War, gets the Hollywood treatment. Read more

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Jack Reed’s campaigns and leadership PAC have taken $362,400 from four defense contractors that have sold 90% of the American weapons bought by Saudi Arabia. Now he has a key role in negotiations around banning the companies’ Saudi sales. Read more

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The Israel-Lebanon border has been relatively quiet for the past 13 years. The latest tit-for-tat threatens the balance. Read more

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America’s irresolution may finally push the Persian Gulf countries to chart their own course. Read more

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The Emirates is more like a fox in the henhouse than a viable partner for building regional peace and security. Read more

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Desperately short of credibility on the world stage, the Trump administration must step back to avert war with Iran. Read more

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Pompeo tries to please his boss, while Bolton pursues a corrupt and dangerous escalation. Read more

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Trump’s second White House meeting with Egyptian President El-Sisi will encourage a drift toward repression even worse than the Mubarak era. Read more

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Hate isn’t the point of this administration; it’s a tool. Read more

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Picking Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state puts a Koch favorite in charge of foreign policy. Read more

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The Pentagon’s Office of Economic Adjustment mostly missed its chance to wean communities off America’s dependence on defense economics. Read more

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President Trump loves the idea of a grand military parade—all the better to get Americans prepared for a major conflict that he seems eager to unleash. Read more

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It’s getting late to stop the march of authoritarianism. Read more

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American diplomacy once leaned against aspiring dictators. But Trump found reasons to cozy up to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte at this week’s ASEAN meetings. Read more

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Contrary to what the president thinks, bluster and phony threats don't make you strong. Read more

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