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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Will the U.S. betray Afghan women in talks with Taliban? | Trudy Rubin

If U.S. pulls out troops too soon from Afghanistan, and fails to press for rights of women in peace negotiations, their gains in education, work, and human rights will be lost.

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Why can’t the Trump administration produce an Iran strategy that works? | Trudy Rubin

The administration's magical thinking about regime change in Tehran regime infuriates allies and encourages more Iranian bad behavior.

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Why Trump downplayed foreign policy in State of Union | Trudy Rubin

Six takeaways about from Trump's 2019 State of the Union, which largely did not focus on foreign policy.

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Intel chiefs reveal Trump’s slipping grip on keeping America safe | Trudy Rubin

On Iran, North Korea, Russia, cyberwar, Mideast a risky war between president and his intelligence community, and even GOP senators, despite his effort to blame it all on media misinterpretation.

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Bleak U.S. history with regime change shadows administration efforts in Venezuela | Trudy Rubin

The ouster of dictators in Iraq, Libya, elsewhere, has led to failed states that collapsed into civil war or chaos, and Trump has no appetite for nation-building in Caracas.

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The parallel paralyses of a Brexiting Britain and a shutdown America | Trudy Rubin

Frozen legislatures, partisan blindness and lying social media have left Anglo-Saxon democracies unable to function at time of crisis.

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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