Leaders of Israel, U.A.E. and Egypt Meet Amid Shifting Geopolitics

All three countries are navigating fraught relationships with the Biden administration amid the quickly changing geopolitical landscape precipitated by Russia’s war on Ukraine.

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Demetrios Papademetriou, Top Immigration Scholar, Dies at 75

He designed the “Grand Bargain,” an ambitious plan for Mexican immigrants to gain legal status in the U.S., but it collapsed after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

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This Is What Made Covid the ‘Almost Ideal Polarizing Crisis’

The advent of the disease was the “almost ideal polarizing crisis.”

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A Cease-Fire, and New Ideas in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

The cease-fire between Hamas and Israel didn’t come a second too soon.

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Biden’s C.I.A. Pick Warns of China and Russia at Amicable Confirmation Hearing

The nominee, William J. Burns, appears likely to win bipartisan support from senators.

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William Burns Is Biden’s Choice for C.I.A. Director

The president-elect has decided to place the agency in the hands of a career foreign service officer well-regarded by the rank and file.

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