International

08/30/2016 - 3:00pm

    On April 30, 1941, a Jewish man here in Amsterdam wrote a desperate letter to an American friend, pleading for help emigrating to the United States.

    “U.S.A. is the only country we could go to,” he wrote. “It is for the sake of the children...

08/20/2016 - 9:00am

    When I was a correspondent in Brazil 30 years ago inflation was rampant. It ran at an average of 707.4 percent a year from 1985 to 1989. The salaries of the poor were wiped out within hours of being paid. The country went through three currencies — cruzeiro,...

08/19/2016 - 6:00pm

    For those responsible for U.S. foreign policy, explaining and defending it is often one of the most challenging aspects of government. The ideal goal in selling the policy is always to be intellectually honest, respectful, and responsive while making sure not to wander...

08/19/2016 - 9:00am

    Through the first week of the Rio Games, it's been moving to see so much of what's lately been generating anxieties at home contribute so powerfully to U.S. preeminence on the international stage. If race, gender, immigration and even our definitions of success...

08/18/2016 - 4:00pm

    In the next few months, a mixed force of Iraqi Arab and Kurdish security forces - including various Sunni and perhaps some Shiite militia elements - will enter Mosul, clear the city of Islamic State extremists and then work to bring governance, stability and reconstruction to one of Iraq's...

08/18/2016 - 8:00am

    Ever since I saw a photograph of an Egyptian and a German beach volleyball player confronting each other at the net in Rio, I have been unable to get the image out of my head. Doaa Elghobashy, 19, wears a hijab, long sleeves and black leggings to her ankles. Kira...

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