I write the Worldview column that tries to make sense of the world's chaos and conflicts as they affect Americans at home.

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A Syrian Kurdish leader explains why sudden U.S. troop withdrawal could bring slaughter and ISIS return | Trudy Rubin

Encouraged by Trump's unexpected retreat, ISIS kills four Americans, while Turkey prepares to invade northern Syria and smash America's Kurdish allies.

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Are Trump’s gifts to Putin the work of a gullible admirer rather than a mark of collusion? | Trudy Rubin

From refusing to fight cyberespionage, to discussing U.S. exit from NATO, to dissing democracies,Trump is the gift that keeps giving to Russia.

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Spoiler alert: 2019′s real global security threats don’t include a border crisis | Trudy Rubin

There is plenty to worry about, from Russian or Chinese cyberattacks on U.S. infrastructure to a possible military clash with Beiing in the South China Sea, but problems on the southern border don't make the list.

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Forget the wall. The real security crisis is Trump’s solo foreign policy-making mess. | Trudy Rubin

Even as Trump misleads on border dangers, his top officials traverse Mideast struggling to explain his chaotic Syria policy that opens door to renewed terrorism

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2018 in review: 5 foreign-policy debacles that show why GOP must confront Trump | Trudy Rubin

An oblivious president has endangered U.S. security by kowtowing to despots, undermining alliances, and sowing seeds for ISIS 2.0.

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Trump’s green light for Turkey to massacre our Kurdish allies must be countered | Trudy Rubin

The president's call for Turkish troops to replace ours in Syria betrays ignorance of Ankara's obsession with killing Kurds, not ISIS.

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Mattis rejects a president who betrays allies and bows to adversaries | Trudy Rubin

Mattis's resignation letter made clear he could no longer abide Trump's coddling of adversaries and betrayal of allies, including the Syrian Kurds.

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In the Christmas season, some ways to counter hatred and support human rights | Trudy Rubin

In a year when an America-First government has ceased to promote human rights at home and abroad, and encourages hostility toward refugees, here are some NGOs working to fill the void.

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Britain was lured into Brexit by lies and Russia; can it be saved by the younger generation? | Trudy Rubin

Theresa May may have no option but to call for a second referendum, whose outcome will depend on whether young “remainers” turn out to vote.

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French ‘yellow vest’ protesters demand something no Western leader grasps | Trudy Rubin

Neither Macron, nor Euro-populists nor Trump have addressed the stark economic inequalities that are undermining Western democracies and provoking the French revolt.