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Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting Ben Rhodes is accompanied by Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz at a press briefing at Martha's Vineyard

The post-9/11 generation ‘came to understand the limits of what America could accomplish,’ former Obama adviser says

Foreign policy

For former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes, 9/11 was a life-changing event. Rhodes joined The World’s host Marco Werman to talk about the last 20 years since 9/11, and about his perspective on the end of the US mission in Afghanistan.

Students stand in a line in front of the US Supreme Court with signs that read "Home is here"

A new generation of DACA youth depends on Biden for support

Christopher Krebs is shown seated and wearing a blue suit and light blue tie while speaking into a small microphone.

Trump fires agency head who vouched for 2020 vote security

A large coal processing plant is shown from above with several smokestacks billowing emmissions.

China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060

Climate Change
US President Donald Trump is shown sitting at a wooden table next to then Defense Secretary James Mattis with the US flag behind them.

Mattis, Obama speak out; The anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown; Arctic oil spill

Top of The World
Latino leaders and immigration reform supporters gather at the University of Colorado to launch a voter registration campaign to mobilize Colorado's Latino, immigrant and allied voters on Oct. 28, 2015.

The key to winning the Latino vote in 2020? Latinas.

Every 30 Seconds

The path to victory in the US presidential election in November cannot afford to ignore the Latino vote. But Latinas’ voting power goes beyond their individual votes: They’re likely to encourage friends and family to vote, too.

Cuban Americans protest Raul Castro leaving office as Cuba's president and Miguel Diaz Canel named as the new president, in Little Havana neighborhood in Miami, Florida

Analysis: Beyond Cuban exceptionalism and toward the 2020 elections


For decades, Cubans have been granted preferential treatment when immigrating to the US. Cuba scholar Rebecca Bodenheimer analyzes what moving away from Cuban exceptionalism could mean for the 2020 election.

Samantha Power sitting The World's studio for a radio interview.

Former Amb Samantha Power stresses ‘political evolution, rather than revolution’

Conflict & Justice

“There’s always something you can do” in the face of challenges, says the former US ambassador to the United Nations in a discussion on her new memoir, “The Education of an Idealist.”

Men and women sit around a negotiating table with flags in the background.

Things That Go Boom: In nuclear negotiations, diplomacy can be a slog


Diplomacy is often awkward, stymied by translators, late nights and unsecured yurt communication (yes, that really happened). But diplomacy can also stop a war, as years of secret and not-so-secret negotiations between the US and Iran proved when the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was reached in 2015.

A sign reads: "It's 2 minutes to midnight"

‘Things That Go Boom:’ Nothing good happens after ‘nuclear midnight’


It’s been a year since the US pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal ad some experts warn that the threat of a worldwide meltdown is the worst its been since the darkest, most dangerous days of the Cold War.