Rukmini Callimachi

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Rukmini Callimachi is a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, focusing on al-Qaeda and Islamic extremism.

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Secretary of Defense James “Maddog” Mattis resigns a day after Trump announces plans to withdraw military forces from Syria. Plus: can we afford a government shutdown?

Mattis is out and we’re heading to a shutdown

Secretary of Defense James “Maddog” Mattis resigns a day after Trump announces plans to withdraw military forces from Syria. Plus: can we afford a government shutdown?

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Last month in Berlin, Warren visited the archives of Stasi, the Communist secret police of East Germany.

Autocracy, Theocracy and… paperwork

Last month in Berlin, Warren visited the archives of Stasi, the Communist secret police of East Germany.

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President Trump wants American forces to leave Syria soon, but not immediately. As ISIS has been beaten back, we learn what the group was like when they were in power.

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President Trump wants American forces to leave Syria soon, but not immediately. As ISIS has been beaten back, we learn what the group was like when they were in power.

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