Graeme Wood

staff writer at The Atlantic

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Contributing editor to the Atlantic Magazine and The New Republic; Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations

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As the Russia-Ukraine conflict intensifies, and the U.S.

US wants cheaper oil from Saudi Arabia. MBS wants respect from Biden

As the Russia-Ukraine conflict intensifies, and the U.S.

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Iraq voted to expel the U.S military -- in response to the U.S. assassination  (in Baghdad) of Iran’s top military leader Qassim Suleimani. So if the U.S.

Fight against ISIS paused as US focuses on possible retaliation for Suleimani killing

Iraq voted to expel the U.S military -- in response to the U.S. assassination  (in Baghdad) of Iran’s top military leader Qassim Suleimani. So if the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

John Walker Lindh was released on Thursday after 17 years in federal prison. He was known as the American Taliban, captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan.

The ‘American Taliban’ is out of prison, but have his views on Islam changed?

John Walker Lindh was released on Thursday after 17 years in federal prison. He was known as the American Taliban, captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan.

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