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National or foreign policy, the tone set in legislation changes the themes of our lives, especially the lives of those who are most underserved

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Meet Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing, tied to almost every foreigner in the impeachment saga, including an indicted oligarch

Victoria Toensing and Joe diGenova. Photo: The Washington Post/Getty Images


Bernie Sanders’ willingness to criticize America’s military operations makes him an outlier among 2020 Democrats

Former Vice President Joe Biden listens as Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during the Democratic Presidential Debate on November 20, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Freakonomics Radio

Do economic sanctions work? Are big democracies any good at spreading democracy? What is the root cause of terrorism? It turns out that data analysis can help answer all these questions — and make better foreign-policy decisions.

U.S. Army 11th Engineers move into position ahead of a possible military strike near Kuwait-Iraq border on March 18, 2003.
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Trump says he’s constitutionally allowed to pressure foreign countries to do his bidding. He’s misreading our laws.

A protestor holds a sign that says “Trump is NOT above the law.”
Protester holding a sign reading: “TRUMP IS NOT ABOVE THE LAW.” Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket/Getty Images

With the Amazon burning, some foreign policy experts foresee a new era of global conflict shaped by climate catastrophe

Amazon forest area burns in rural Novo Progresso, in Para, Brazil. Credit: NurPhoto/Getty Images

Loud saber-rattling has become a key feature of Trump’s presidency

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The biggest warmonger in the White House is now gone, and that’s a good thing

Former US National Security Advisor John Bolton answers journalists questions after his meeting with Belarus President in Minsk on August 29, 2019. Photo: Sergei Gapon/Getty Images

As violence and threats of future attacks escalate, the United States risks being sucked into the proxy conflict involving Iran

An Israeli militry vehicle patrols on the Israeli-Lebanese border near the village of Ghajar in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on August 26, 2019. Photo: Jalaa Marey/Getty Images


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