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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Chris Coons talks bipartisan foreign policy as strategic necessity, not political gamesmanship | Trudy Rubin

Unless GOP and Democrats unite on competing, confronting, and engaging China, Beijing will surge ahead.

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Why Americans should care about the trial of democracy activist Martin Lee in Hong Kong | Trudy Rubin

China's efforts to stamp out democracy in Hong Kong and the trial of pro-democracy activists should remind Americans that rule of law is precious.

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Biden’s foreign-policy success will depend on how America rebuilds at home | Trudy Rubin

After four Trump years, polls show Europeans think a divided America is broken and China will overtake the U.S. within the next decade.

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GOP cowards are undermining American democracy in eyes of the world | Trudy Rubin

As struggling democrats worldwide look to America to lead, the GOP attacks key pillars of democratic government.

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Conspiracy theorists in GOP are biggest threat to Biden’s China policy | Trudy Rubin

Biden's ability to counter Beijing will be undermined if American politics are twisted by Trumpism, irrationality and lies.

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Alexei Navalny attacked Putin’s Big Lie. GOP senators should do the same to Trump’s at his impeachment trial. | Trudy Rubin

The Senate impeachment trial tests whether democracy can survive the "Big Lie."

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What U.S. can learn from Germany’s response to far-right infiltration of its military | Trudy Rubin

As the Biden team confronts extremism in security forces and police after the Capitol riot, they should check out German methods of combatting right-wing extremists.

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Biden’s first big foreign policy test will be fixing the COVID-19 vaccine mess | Trudy Rubin

After the Oct. 6 insurrection and coronavirus failures, the world is watching to see Biden can resurrect U.S. democracy and competence.

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny risks it all for democracy. Will GOP senators do the same? | Trudy Rubin

Navalny was poisoned by the Kremlin, but has returned to Moscow to fight for free elections, as exiting Trump still lies that U.S. elections were rigged.

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Pro-Trump militia movement will threaten America long after he leaves | Trudy Rubin

The president's Big Lie about a stolen election has united anti-government terrorists, conspiracy theorists, and MAGA supporters.