• Trump sanctions Turkey for the Syria invasion his troop withdrawal allowed
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    President Donald Trump in the White House on September 20, 2019. | Win McNamee/Getty Images Trump also raised tariffs on steel and canceled trade talks as Turkey’s assault into Syria continues. President Donald Trump has sanctioned Turkey for its Syria invasion, a little more than a week after appearing to…
  • Trump’s Syria withdrawal is a boon for ISIS — and a nightmare for Europe
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    Mourners attend the funeral of five Syrian Democratic Forces fighters killed in battles against Turkey-led forces along the Syria-Turkey border, in the Syrian Kurdish town of Qamishli on October 14, 2019. | Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images A wave of would-be returnees could rekindle terrorism on the continent. With the surprise withdrawal…
  • ISIS breakouts, US troop withdrawals, Assad advances: the weekend in Syria news
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    Turkey-backed Syrian fighters gather on the northern outskirts of the Syrian city of Manbij near the Turkish border on October 14, 2019, as Turkey and its allies continue their assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria. | Zein al Rifaiz/AFP via Getty Images The aftermath of Trump’s sudden Syria…
  • How 2020 Democrats will address climate change through foreign policy
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    A woman walks to her eroded shelter home near the Meghna river in Bangladesh on September 12, 2019. | Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Barcroft Media/Getty Images Several ideas for improving climate security. To find out how Democratic 2020 candidates would use their presidential powers to address climate change, we sent six key…
  • As conflict mounts at Syrian border, US will withdraw almost all its troops from the country
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    Turkish backed troops patrol the border town of Suluk following clashes with Kurdish forces. | Anas Alkharboutli/picture alliance/Getty Images Roughly 1,000 troops will be withdrawn as lawmakers push for sanctions against Turkey. A thousand US troops will be withdrawn from northern Syria as “quickly as possible,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper…
  • Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan just resigned
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    Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan delivers remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations September 23, 2019 in Washington, DC.  | Win McNamee/Getty Images He’s left the border near-impenetrable for asylum seekers. Kevin McAleenan, the acting Secretary of Homeland Security who attempted to distinguish himself from immigration hardliners in the Trump administration while leading…
  • US and China reach a “phase one” trade deal
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    Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and US President Donald Trump at the White House in April 2019. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump announced an agreement to delay tariffs and for China to buy agricultural products. The US and China struck a partial trade deal on Friday, reaching a…
  • 11 questions about Brexit you were too embarrassed to ask
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    Pro-Brexit demonstrators gather in Parliament Square to listen to Nigel Farage speak in London on March 29, 2019. | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images What is Brexit? Why can’t Britain get a deal? Your questions answered ahead of the October 31 deadline. The United Kingdom’s divorce with the European Union — better…
  • Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize
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    Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali in Khartoum, Sudan, on June 7, 2019. | Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images He helped resolve a long conflict in his country, and he’s started serious — if imperfect — reforms. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed had only been in office a few…
  • Trump says he’s ending the US role in Middle East wars. He’s sending 1,800 troops to Saudi Arabia.
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    President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House on October 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. | Jabin Botsford/Washington Post via Getty Images This is yet another part of the US-Iran standoff. The Trump administration will send nearly 2,000 troops and advanced military equipment…