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Daily News Briefing

The Christian Science Monitor Daily News Briefing gives you the Editors' view of the day's most important events. Each issue is a tightly-edited report alerting you to the news stories that deserve your attention. Each issue features an exclusive, original column by our editors with their observations about the news, four breaking news stories, the daily Christian Science perspective and a Top Headlines column. Its short format is easy to quickly understand the important news topics of the day and why they matter to you.

Forecasting global challenges is an imperfect science. Acting on them is even harder. 

Why Hong Kong matters

If democracy survives there, the people of China-proper might want the same thing.

The routing of the Iraqi Army in June is reason to reexamine military assistance to Afghanistan.

War for the heart of Islam

President Obama has outlined a multi-level strategy to counter the urgent threat of Muslim extremism.

Democracies and war

Open societies rarely enjoy the element of surprise in a military conflict. And that's OK.

Stopping the militant advance in Syria and Iraq will require more than military might.

The power of unity

The most important battles in Iraq and Afghanistan today are in the political arena: the battle for democracy.

NASA's shift will let it concentrate on its core mission

Balance and power

The advantage of federalism is that it helps people and politics adjust peacefully.

Ukraine chooses Europe

The country lost territory in its conflict with Russia and Russia's proxies. But it took an important step toward democracy and transparency.