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Exporting democracy

Amid concern about the risks associated with immigrants, the example of Somalia's new president shows the gains.

Terror theater

The charge that news media underreport terrorism is misplaced.

The power of common sense

AI can beat humans in a specific area, but humans win when it comes to multidimensial (a.k.a. practical) intelligence.

Where terrorism runs deep

Pakistan's Army has long entwined its sense of national destiny with terrorism. Addressing that will take enormous effort. But there are positive signs.

Time for a break?

The Super Bowl offers a diversion from the 24/7 news cycle this weekend. And think of all the other activities you could enjoy.

Balance of power

Although the Trump presidency has initiated a string of newsmaking directives, real change won't be quick or unilateral.

Ukraine's war

A looming test of crisis management.

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?