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Our democracy recession

Our democracy recession

Only 20 percent of the world’s population is “free”

Afghanistan’s Christians prepare for Taliban resurgence as U.S. troops leave the country

The latest fighting in Gaza provided the first test of Israel’s new peace treaties with Arab countries

Progressives in the party are trying to undercut traditional support for the Jewish state


Despite ongoing U.S. aid efforts, conditions in Central America aren’t getting any better

Plus: The Taliban gains ground in Afghanistan, Suu Kyi appears in court, and remembering a rice pioneer

Anti-coup protesters in Myanmar prepare to fight the military
as battles wage in ethnic areas and the country teeters toward economic collapse

The ceasefire between Israel and Hamas gained nothing

Moscow warns the rest of the world to stay out of its way in the Arctic

Plus: migrants storm Spanish enclave in Morocco, Tokyo residents protest Olympics, and Europe eases travel restrictions