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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Biden team should not let Trump empower Taliban in Afghanistan | Trudy Rubin

Last-minute Trump withdrawal of most U.S. troops from Afghanistan opens door to Islamist repression of women, revival of Al Qaeda and ISIS.

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Victory for U.S. democracy: Courts serve law, not a president’s will | Trudy Rubin

As autocrats threaten judicial independence around the world, and Trump tries here, the U.S. judiciary remains independent.

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As new White House leadership takes shape, much to give thanks for | Trudy Rubin

Facts, science, professionalism, diversity, and empathy will soon enter the White House.

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New Biden foreign policy will put Americans first alongside democratic allies | Trudy Rubin

Biden will reverse Trump's America First, which undercut American leadership and weakened U.S. vis a vis China.

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Trump’s not staging a coup, but attacking democracy and helping U.S. enemies | Trudy Rubin

The military would resist being pulled into a political election process. But Trump is doing plenty of damage nonetheless.

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Philly’s Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, member of Biden’s COVID task force, lays out how to control the pandemic | Trudy Rubin

President-elect Biden confronts the surge in COVID-19 cases, as Trump focuses on false election-fraud claims.

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Autocrats think Trump broke American democracy. Biden can prove them wrong.

China and Russia see advantage in U.S. internal divisions, but exit polls show Biden has chance to unify the country.

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How the world views 2020 presidential election: It isn’t pretty | Trudy Rubin

A confused election system, vote suppression, and a Trumpian declaration cause overseas anxiety about U.S. democracy.

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Whether Trump wins or loses, the postelection fight to refresh democracy won’t be easy | Trudy Rubin

Why should we have assumed that democratic rights, like a free vote, would always come easy?

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America can overcome COVID-19, despite Trump’s do-nothing approach. Here’s how. | Trudy Rubin

As coronavirus cases soar, Trump says "we are rounding the corner" and his chief of staff says "we are not going to control the pandemic."