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Daily News Briefing

March 2015

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Power and balance

As alliances and divisions sharpen in Europe and the Middle East, dangers loom.

Responding to terrorism

Cruel attacks on people and places that symbolize civilization raise awareness of why civilization is worth protecting.

Relations between the US, Iran, and Iraqi Shiites are unlikely to be free from suspicion any time soon. But they can still work together.

Normalizing relations with those two long-isolated nations has risks, but it could make the world safer.

Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew may not have stirred hearts, but he helped millions of Asians pursue peace and prosperity.

A ruinous religious war

The Sunni-Shiite conflict can have no winners. Eventually, all sides will see that.

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process is too important to let political gamesmanship derail it.

By aggressively staking claims on reefs and shoals throughout the South China Sea, China is alienating its closest neighbors.

The Tunisia museum attack and others like it indicate that terrorist groups are beleaguered on the battlefield.

Israeli voters are making a decision that will have far-reaching implications.