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In this June 12, 2018, file photo, US President Donald Trump, right, meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. 

Political theater: Part II

Critical State

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive this week into all the ways in which diplomacy is a kind of performance.

Vice president Kamala Harris, in a blue suit, speaks to reporters

Vice President Kamala Harris calls situation at the US-Mexico border ‘tough’ during visit there

Figures of a 7-year-old migrant girl walking with a woman and unidentified man silhouetted at night

Many asylum-seekers are returned at the US-Mexico border under Title 42. Advocates call it a ‘sham.’

Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda speaks at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, in this this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo.

Israel has a stake in Biden administration’s decision to lift ICC sanctions

From left, David Schoen, Bruce Castor and Michael van der Veen, lawyers for former President Donald Trump, arrive at the US Capitol on the third day of the second impeachment trial.  

Trump’s lawyers to deliver impeachment defense; Friday focus on The World’s favorite music stories

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Latino teen hopes the Republican Party can reform itself

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Jacob Cuenca, 19, voted for Democrat Joe Biden in his first presidential election after being let down by Donald Trump.

President Joe Biden signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on Jan. 20, 2021. Six of Biden's 17 first-day executive orders dealt with immigration, such as halting work on a border wall in Mexico and lifting a t

Civil rights groups oppose expanding laws to target domestic terrorists


Some lawmakers want to make it easier to investigate and charge someone for domestic terrorism. But civil rights groups say they shouldn’t. 

A large crowd of people are shown with arms locked standing opposite a line of police wearing riot gear with black helmets.

Pro-Navalny protesters clash with Russian police; Dutch protests erupt over COVID-19 curfew; Mexican president tests positive for coronavirus

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On Saturday, Russian police clashed with thousands of protesters who took to the streets amid freezing temps across the country, demanding the immediate release of opposition figure and prominent critic of President Vladimir Putin, Alexei Navalny.

A rocket is shown launching with the fire from boosters and smoke shown at the bottom with trees in the distance.

Biden seeks to extend US-Russia arms deal; Controversial tweet from Iran’s supreme leader; Honduras set for permanent abortion ban

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President Joe Biden seeks a five-year extension with Russia on the New START treaty — the only deal left that limits the world’s two largest nuclear arsenals — with just weeks before it expires on Feb. 5.

Lady Gaga performs the national anthem during the 59th presidential inauguration at the US Capitol in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021.

Biden supporters across the political spectrum unified by outrage, heartbreak and hope

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People want to cheer on Biden and make him be bold, Leah Greenberg, a co-founder of the nonprofit Indivisible, told The World.