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January 2017

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After the 'caliphate'

Defeating jihadism will require winning the hearts and minds of Muslims who are warily watching early Trump administration moves.

American identity

In dealing firmly with terrorism, America's highest ideals are not an impediment.

The presidential pace

It's clear that President Trump can make news by the minute. Less clear: Can he make substantive policy?

The president's wall

To decrease illegal immigration, President Trump is likely to find a uniform border wall impractical and a cooperative Mexico essential.

The art of persuasion

Because tariffs would hurt both American importers and exporters, President Trump is unlikely to see them as part of trade strategy.

Gambia’s transition

A president concedes under pressure and opens a democratic door.

Power and pink hats

Saturday's protests brought huge numbers of Americans onto the streets, but no violence.

A presidential prayer

Leadership at any level is established by living the words of the book upon which today's oath of office will be sworn.

Expecting the unexpected

With the president-elect's foreign policy still difficult to read, governments around the world have hit the pause button.

Exit Britain

Britain’s prime minister puts a positive spin on a seismic split.