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Past articles by Dave:

Former leaders have been jailed or charged all over the world

Data: Axios Research. Note: "Complicated" includes cases that are unclear, or where a former leader was temporarily detained (often following a coup) but never formally charged. Impeachments were not included. Map: Nicki Camberg/Axios Former President Trump and a number of his close allies have argued that the multiple investigations he's facing, and in particular the search of his Mar-a-Lago… → Read More

U.S. inflation rate is in the middle of the pack globally

Americans aren't alone in experiencing sky-high gas and food prices. → Read More

Macron defeats Le Pen to win re-election in France

He's the first French president in 20 years to win second term. → Read More

Biden and Xi hold first call since Russia invaded Ukraine

In the nearly two hour call, Xi told Biden that "conflict and confrontation are not in anyone’s interest." → Read More

Zelensky: Ukraine to meet with Russia for peace talks

The agreement to meet came after Zelensky spoke with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. → Read More

Zelensky says Russia to storm Kyiv tonight: "We have to stand our ground"

Zelensky said 137 Ukrainian troops had been killed in the first day. → Read More

Ukrainian President Zelensky says Putin has ordered invasion as country prepares for war

Zelensky revealed that he had tried to call Putin but been met with "silence." → Read More

U.S. says Putin is putting Ukraine invasion plan in motion

“If Russia doesn’t invade, we will be relieved that proved our predictions wrong." → Read More

France recalls ambassadors from U.S. and Australia over submarine deal

This is an extraordinarily rare step between such close allies. → Read More

What the Taliban victory means for Afghanistan's neighbors

The Taliban's victory is a win for Pakistan, a defeat for India and an opportunity for China. → Read More

U.S. completes withdrawal from Afghanistan

The evacuation was completed ahead of the Aug. 31 deadline → Read More

What Taliban rule will look like in the new old Afghanistan

"It's going to take time just to see each other as human." → Read More

How Kabul fell so fast

Biden cites the "will to fight." Others blame his strategy. → Read More

Pentagon to send troops to evacuate embassy staff from Afghanistan

The Taliban is moving closer to Kabul. → Read More

Congress, Europeans trash Russian pipeline agreement

The Ukrainians feel the deal leaves them vulnerable to Moscow. → Read More

Nigeria's government threatens to prosecute people for tweeting

Nigeria’s government is doubling down on its decision to ban Twitter indefinitely, with regulators Monday ordering broadcasters to stop using Twitter even to gather news, and the foreign minister summoning Western ambassadors whose countries criticized the ban. Why it matters: Twitter has been a powerful tool for younger Nigerians to mobilize, including during the massive #EndSARS protests last… → Read More

Biden's next challenge: Vaccine diplomacy

The U.S. has produced 27% of all vaccines, and exported 0% of them. → Read More

America's vaccine rollout has been among the best in the world

It hasn't been perfect. It could be a whole lot worse. → Read More

What to make of the Biden administration's first overseas calls

Netanyahu finally got his call. Egypt and others are still waiting. → Read More

President Biden's first foreign policy address: "America is back"

“America cannot afford to be absent any longer from the world stage." → Read More