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Daily News Briefing

April 2016

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China's great wall

Can Beijing's continuing clampdown on ideas, speech, and expression guarantee communist party control in the long run?

Turkey and the crescent

Turkish leaders say they remain committed to secularism, but a push to Islamize the country raises questions.

Match fix

Liverpool supporters overturn a dubious verdict on a soccer tragedy.

The day after IS falls

Syria and Iraq will eventually be rid of Islamic State. But without honest efforts at national reconciliation, instability will persist.

Lessons from Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda is growing stronger as it lies low in the shadow of ISIS, experts say. But that, in itself, shows the limitations of terrorism.

Mend, don't end, the EU

For all its downsides, the EU has created the world's largest economy. More importantly, it has established a Pax Europa.

Adieu primaries

With Clinton and Trump increasingly likely to be their parties' nominees, US politics is shifting toward the general election.

Politics first

Saudi Arabia keeps pumping as rival Iran returns to oil markets.

News and trust

Americans' confidence in the news media has never been lower. Strong news reporting has never been more necessary.

The Saudi question

Congress is increasingly concerned about the US relationship with Saudi Arabia. Since 9/11, America has begun to see the Saudis in a different light.