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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A visit to the epicenter of the U.S.-China struggle in the race for 5G | Trudy Rubin

In race to build superfast 5G networks, the U.S. wants its allies to ban Chinese telecoms giant Huawei but offers no competitor of its own.

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Will a Trump peace plan hasten the end of Israel as a Jewish state? | Trudy Rubin

Trump's endorsement of Netanyahu and Israeli annexation in West Bank leads to one state where Arabs outnumber Jews

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As Iowa approaches, which 2020 Democrats are best on foreign policy? I Trudy Rubin

At Democratic debate, Biden and savvy Klobuchar offered best foreign policy savvy.

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Never mind Iran, impeachment: Pay attention to Taiwan | Trudy Rubin

Democratic elections in Taiwan have angered Beijing and could cause conflict between U.S. and China.

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Phase Two of the U.S.-Iran conflict will take place in Iraq | Trudy Rubin

This is a moment — in the wake of the mild Iranian response to Soleimani's killing — when everyone needs to take a deep breath.

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Trump and Iran have paused confrontation, but the struggle hasn’t ended | Trudy Rubin

We are only in a lull before we enter Phase Two of the post-Soleimani "war.”

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Trump’s threat to strike Iranian cultural sites puts him in league with ISIS, Taliban | Trudy Rubin

The president should know that destroying Iran's cultural heritage sites would be a war crime and the hallmark of barbarians.

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After Qassem Soleimani’s killing, how does this Iran war end? | Trudy Rubin

The killing of Qassem Soleimani has started a war with Tehran without clear goals or strategy to cope with Iran's revenge.

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Bob Dylan would understand Trump foreign policy in 2019 | Trudy Rubin

Something is happening to America's global clout and reputation but the White House and the GOP don't know what it is.

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At Christmas, as the White House and the world reject refugees, here’s how to help | Trudy Rubin

When governments worldwide, led by USA, are withdrawing aid to soaring numbers of refugees, it's time for individuals to step up.