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Recent articles by Adam:

Most South Koreans think Moon, not Trump, is leading the way on North Korea talks

Polls suggest that South Koreans are happy with Preisdent Moon Jae-in's tactics but doubtful North Korea will actually give up its nuclear weapons. → Read More

How defeated is the Islamic State?

The death of Americans in Syria raises fresh questions about whether the extremist group is really so weak. → Read More

Dutch leader defends Trump from ‘white-wine-sipping' big-city elites

Mark Rutte says President Trump has a point when it comes to organizations such as the European Union. → Read More

China executions: Robert Lloyd Schellenberg case shines light on Chinese death sentences

A death sentence to a convicted Canadian drug trafficker highlights how few details are known about capital punishment in China. → Read More

Huawei arrests: The Chinese telecoms giant is facing more and more international scrutiny

From Poland to New Zealand, the Chinese telecoms giant is facing real scrutiny. → Read More

The black hole in Pompeo’s Middle East speech: Saudi Arabia

The secretary of State barely mentioned the Saudi kingdom. He also made no mention of its crown prince or slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. → Read More

Is North Korea a player in the U.S.-China trade war?

Both North Korea and China may have something to gain by playing nuclear and trade talks against each other. → Read More

Did Iran plot 4 attacks in Europe? The Dutch government thinks so.

As the E.U. imposed sanctions on Iran, the Dutch government outlined four plots in which Iranians are suspected of involvement. → Read More

America has more female lawmakers than ever — yet it still lags far behind other nations

Despite last year's historic election, the United States is still below the world average, in 74th place, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union's rankings. → Read More

Trump’s Syria withdrawal (if there is one), explained

Everything you need to know about the president’s ever-shifting Syria plans. → Read More

Trump is proud of freeing U.S. citizens detained abroad. What happens when it’s an American held in Russia?

Trump loves freeing hostages, but this time it may be more complicated. → Read More

The unlikeliest player in Trump’s border standoff? Israel’s prime minister.

Israel's leader plays peacemaker for Honduras in exchange for another embassy moving to Jerusalem. → Read More

Lindsey Graham’s description of Trump’s Syria withdrawal plan sounds suspiciously like a plan to stay in Syria

In the Republican senator's retelling, the president's new Syria plan seems a lot like the old plans. → Read More

Bashar al-Assad was a diplomatic outcast. Now former Arab adversaries are restoring ties.

The UAE and others are signaling a readiness to welcome Damascus back to the fold. → Read More

The stark contrast between Trump’s trip to Iraq and Obama’s 2009 visit

Nine years and a world apart. → Read More

Government shutdown: How it effects embassies, visas and the world outside the United States

It isn't just federal workers inside the country who will feel it. → Read More

Netanyahu could soon be Israel’s longest-serving prime minister — despite decades of scandals

The Israeli leader's ability to survive allegations of corruption may be his most impressive feat. → Read More

Five myths about Brexit

No, a second vote wouldn’t necessarily turn out differently. → Read More

’Fichier S’: The French national security watch list with over 20,000 names on it

Cherif Chekatt, the suspect in this week's Strasbourg terrorist attack, was on the “Fichier S” watch list following a period in prison in 2015. → Read More

Theresa May: Britain’s long and tortuous path to Brexit

The seeds for the debacle were planted just six years ago. → Read More