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Death Toll Still Rising in Turkey, Syria

Plus: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declares a state of emergency and rescue teams head to the region.

Balloon-gate Takes Flight

China’s inflatable espionage device has been shot down, but plenty of unanswered questions remain.

Scotland’s Gender Policy Has Created a Political and Constitutional Crisis

The ruling SNP’s progressive stance has sparked a fight with the U.K. government and is unpopular at home.

Another Humanitarian Crisis Is Brewing in Europe

A blockade cutting off a disputed region between Armenia and Azerbaijan may restart a simmering conflict.

Emmanuel Macron’s Pension Problem

Workers are taking to the streets by the millions to oppose a plan to raise France’s retirement age.

Cause for Hope Amid War and Authoritarianism

Last year might have been the century's best for liberalism.

The Coming Fight Over Fighter Jets

After finally reaching a deal on tanks, NATO now begins a debate on whether to send F-16s to Ukraine.

Last Call in Brussels

Why should NATO continue to let Turkey hold it hostage?

Ukraine’s Fight Against Corruption

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Coming Out as an Arab Advocate of Peace with Israel

Proponents of normalization have a chance to bring a peace deal across the finish line.

A Bold Vision for Japan

The country’s military buildup reflects a sense of urgency about the China threat. But implementing it will be a challenge.

The Turkish Roadblock to an Expanded NATO

Sweden and Finland still want to join the alliance, but Turkey stands squarely in the way.

Don’t Praise Olaf Scholz for Finally Doing the Right Thing

Throughout the war in Ukraine, Western leaders have been celebrated for doing the bare minimum.

Does Putin Have a ‘Shadow Army’?

Wagner Group mercenaries have suffered setbacks in Ukraine but still maintain a global footprint: A Dispatch Explainer.

The Tank Debate Rolls On

Germany continues to hold up transfers of Western-made battle tanks to Ukraine.

China’s Looming Demographic Crisis

Beijing reported population decline for the first time in decades—the long-term economic impact could prove painful.