WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Mary Kissel and guests examine world news and foreign affairs. Get the information you need to understand the changing world, and its impact on U.S. and national interests.

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Trump's Cuba Policy and Macron's New Majority

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Mary Kissel and Sohrab Ahmari on Trump's Cuba policy, airstrikes in Syria and Macron's new majority.

24 Min

Jun 19, 2017

North Korea's Hostages; Losing in Afghanistan

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on North Korea's hostages, losing in Afghanistan and Ramadan in Xinjiang.

21 Min

Jun 15, 2017

President Moon's China Kowtow

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Seoul's missile-defense delay and Manila's ISIS fight.

17 Min

Jun 12, 2017

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Podcast
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17 min
Jun 9, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Britain's election results and Theresa May, the 'Wobbly Lady.'

20 min
Jun 8, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Mark Dubowitz on terror in Iran and Qatar's double-dealing.

17 min
Jun 5, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Sohrab Ahmari on the London Bridge terror attack.

20 min
Jun 1, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Mary Anastasia O'Grady on Brazil's corrupt political class and Venezuela's Wall Street backers.

23 min
May 30, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Sohrab Ahmari on Merkel's climate lament, Macron's Gaullist turn and May's shrinking lead.

19 min
May 25, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on ISIS's Philippine incarnation, North Korea's missile menace and China's debt distress.

15 min
May 23, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Theodore Dalrymple on the Manchester suicide bombing and the minds of terrorists.

22 min
May 22, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Sohrab Ahmari on Trump's first foreign trip and Iran's rigged election.

18 min
May 17, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Trump's Russia maelstrom, Germany's free-market surprise and the Lib-Dems' identity crisis.

26 min
May 12, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on arming the Kurds, Britain's throwback socialists and U.S.-China trade 'progress.'

22 min
May 10, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall discuss South Korea's left turn, a troubling trial in Jakarta, and big spenders in Canberra.

18 min
May 8, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Sohrab Ahmari discuss the French election results, Macron's mandate and Le Pen's leftism.

27 min
May 5, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Sohrab Ahmari discuss Venezuela in crisis, Le Pen's nostalgia politics and another cynical Greek bailout.

22 min
May 2, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall discuss Trump's Asian autocrat outreach and China's case for Trump's tax cuts.

24 min
Apr 26, 2017
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This week on Foreign Edition, Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg discuss North Korea's provocations, France's first-round presidential vote and Trump's trade protectionism.

30 min
Apr 20, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg discuss France's election stakes, Theresa May's power play and Turkey on the brink.

12 min
Apr 7, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss the missile strike in Syria and its consequences.

16 min
Apr 5, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss chemical outrages in Syria, and another big Mar-a-Lago summit.

30 min
Mar 29, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss Japanese awesomeness, Britain's future, a new boss for Hong Kong, and stirrings of dissent in Russia.

26 min
Mar 22, 2017
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This week on Foreign Edition, Mary Kissel and Sohrab Ahmari discuss terror in London, politicking in Paris, and protest in Tibet.

28 min
Mar 16, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about Dutch populists not so popular, Tillerson's mission to Asia, and paranoid fantasies about the Deep State.

26 min
Mar 9, 2017
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Bret Stephens discusses contractors leaking at the CIA, China bonding with North Korea, and Filipinos pushing back against authoritarianism.

22 min
Feb 28, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss Trump's defense buildup, McMaster's White House debut, and an opportunity on North Korea.

22 min
Feb 28, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss Trump's defense buildup, McMaster's White House debut, and an opportunity on North Korea.

28 min
Feb 22, 2017
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Mary Kissel discusses Trump's warrior-scholar, Europe's security dilly-dallying, and Asia's crumbling corporate champion.

24 min
Feb 15, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss the firing of General Flynn, the visit of Benjamin Netanyahu, and a mysterious murder in Malaysia.

23 min
Feb 7, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss Trump's Russia equivalency, Assad's ISIS equivalency, and the balance of French politics.

24 min
Feb 1, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss Trump's refugee order, Iran's missile test, and the French Question.

22 min
Jan 25, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss another brick in Trump's wall, Theresa May's sailing to Philadelphia, and taking diplomacy back to the U.S.S.R.

26 min
Jan 18, 2017
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This week on Foreign Edition, Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss the Chelsea Manning commutation, Theresa May's Hard Brexit, and China, mistress of the ballpoint pen.

18 min
Jan 11, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about the Trump dossier, the Tillerson hearing and Palestine, a mindless obsession.

24 min
Jan 4, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about Assange's new fans, Turkey's worsening terror, and a lesson in economics from Brasilia and Seoul.

32 min
Dec 30, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss Obama's weak hacking response, Kerry's weak thinking on Israel, and a weak truce falling apart in Syria.

18 min
Dec 14, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss the Tillerson nomination, the F-35 tweet, and Obama's legacy in Syria.

27 min
Dec 7, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss President Obama's myth making speech, the secretary of state beauty pageant, and an opening to Taiwan.

22 min
Dec 1, 2016
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This week on Foreign Edition, the legacy of Fidel Castro, the future of South Korea, and a look at the non-reform in Italy. Plus, an ode to le Big Mac.

30 min
Nov 23, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about Trump's foreign policy cabinet picks, European political choices, and an exit from the Iran deal.

25 min
Nov 15, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss Trump's national security picks, the future of the Iran deal and making friends with Putin in Syria.

20 min
Nov 9, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about what a Trump presidency means for the world.

23 min
Nov 2, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss free speech under assault in Holland and Turkey, and a glimmer of hope for free trade.

25 min
Oct 26, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss an unhinged Philippine leader, an unbalanced Middle East, and unfair moves against the U.N.

29 min
Oct 19, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss bogus Chinese statistics, belated Iraqi offensives and baleful UNESCO acts.

24 min
Oct 13, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about Iran's missiles in Yemen, America's absence in Venezuela, the falling pound, and a great Nobel.

26 min
Oct 5, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss a failed peace deal in Colombia, a failed U.S. policy in Syria, and the coming failure of the next U.N. Secretary-General.

23 min
Sep 28, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss the legacy of Shimon Peres, the tragedy of Aleppo, and the risks of suing Saudi Arabia.

28 min
Sep 21, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss the terror on America's streets, mindlessness at the State Department, and an election at the U.N.

20 min
Sep 15, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss pardoning Snowden, shutting down Gitmo and cornering Israel.

26 min
Sep 7, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about Sisyphus in Syria, clownishness in the Philippines and the left's betrayal of Venezuela.

23 min
Aug 31, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss Trump's mission to Mexico, Russia's missiles in Iran and Brussels's death wish.

18 min
Aug 24, 2016
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Mary Kissel talks Turkish operations, Iran obfuscations and Super Abe.

19 min
Aug 16, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about Trump on foreign policy, Obama on nuclear policy and Bret's Olympic apology.

21 min
Aug 3, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about cash for hostages, the hash in Rio, and the Assange-Snowden spitball fight.

21 min
Jul 27, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss French horror, Turkish bullying, and Palestinian farce.

37 min
Jul 20, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about a caliph in Ankara, a prime minister in London, and a convention in Cleveland.

23 min
Jul 15, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about the attack on Nice and its aftermath.

27 min
Jul 13, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about a new prime minister for Britain, good UN sense on the South China Sea, and Russia's war on conscience.

29 min
Jul 6, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about the ISIS rampage, the Iraq reproach and Jupiter rising.

29 min
Jun 29, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about the atrocity in Istanbul, the ambivalence in Britain, and the audacity of hope in Reykjavik.

25 min
Jun 24, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about the meaning of Brexit for the U.K., Europe and the world.

27 min
Jun 16, 2016
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Joe Sternberg in London joins Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel to take a deep dive into the Brexit debate.

29 min
Jun 13, 2016
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A Special Broadcast of Foreign Edition: Taking Stock of the Massacre in Orlando.

26 min
Jun 8, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about the Clinton coronation, the South China conflagration and the India opportunity.

26 min
Jun 2, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel score Hillary Clinton's foreign policy speech (or screech?) and the coming ruling on ruling the South China Sea.

27 min
May 25, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about a hit in Pakistan, an advance in Iraq, an imbroglio in Israel and a good day for Ukraine.

23 min
May 18, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about "Feeling the Bern" in Caracas, "Feeling the Beij" in Hong Kong, and a spot of good news from Israel.

23 min
May 17, 2016
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Mary Kissel and Victor Davis Hanson on Thucydides in the South China Sea, Trump the Jacksonian and revolts against the 1%.

26 min
May 11, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about Obama's misjudged visit to Hiroshima, a harbinger of Trump in Manila, and the Queen speaks truth to power on China.

33 min
May 4, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss America First, the British left's Jewish question, fiddling with numbers in China and a good news story about the power of the press.

27 min
Apr 27, 2016
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Mary Kissel and Sohrab Ahmari discuss Trump's 'America First' mistake, Australia's sub miss and South Asia's metastasizing terror.

30 min
Apr 20, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about Obama's rendezvous in Riyadh, the Brexit debate, and a tragedy in the Mediterranean.

20 min
Apr 13, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about a Russian buzzkill in the Baltic and Kerry's mental mushroom cloud.

24 min
Apr 8, 2016
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Mary Kissel and George Shultz discuss the Reagan Doctrine, Obama's disorder and the next president's dilemmas.

22 min
Apr 6, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss the Panamanian papers, the Clinton capers and Trump's vapors on Japan.

27 min
Apr 4, 2016
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Mary Kissel and Josef Joffe discusses European walls, Obama's un-realism and America's isolationist moment.

20 min
Mar 30, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about Trump's mouth proliferation, Iran's dollar hopes, and a plea for tolerance in Pakistan.

24 min
Mar 23, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss the fallout from Brussels, Obama's mislocation in Havana, and a ray of light in Buenos Aires.

13 min
Mar 22, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss the Brussels bombings.

27 min
Mar 16, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about Barack Obama's amazing interview with Jeffrey Goldberg and Donald Trump's amazing consultation with himself.

23 min
Mar 9, 2016
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about Iran's ballistic missile tests, the Palestinian stabbing spree, and Europe, hostage to fortune.

24 min
Mar 2, 2016
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This week on Foreign Edition, Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss Trump, the global phenomenon.

20 min
Feb 24, 2016
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This week on Foreign Edition, Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about Obama's Guantanamo gambit, back to war in Libya, and kowtowing to brother Kim in Korea.

26 min
Feb 17, 2016
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Global View Columnist Bret Stephens and Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel discuss Israel's resilience, China's maritime gambit and the ups and downs of oil.

21 min
Feb 10, 2016
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Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel talks about Bernie's deadly socialism, Trump's torture fantasies and Hong Kong's "Fish Ball Revolution."

27 min
Feb 3, 2016
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Global View Columnist Bret Stephens and Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel talk about the end of the libertarian moment and Britain's ambivalent European identity.

29 min
Jan 27, 2016
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Global View Columnist Bret Stephens and Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel talk about the mullah and the pope, the slow death of borderless Europe and Robert Conquest in memoriam.

23 min
Jan 20, 2016
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Global View Columnist Bret Stephens and Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel talk about the slow growth road to China, Iranian non-moderation and another horror in Pakistan.

26 min
Jan 13, 2016
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Global View Columnist Bret Stephens and Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel discuss President Obama's foreign policy sangfroid and economic distress signals phoning home.

28 min
Jan 6, 2016
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Global View Columnist Bret Stephens and Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel talk about North Korea's nuclear test, the coming Sunni-Shiite armageddon and abductions in Hong Kong.

24 min
Dec 23, 2015
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Global View Columnist Bret Stephens goes solo on Donald Trump, ISIS and the coming not so good year.

18 min
Dec 16, 2015
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Global View Columnist Bret Stephens and Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel discuss the Republican divide on Syria, the NSA and Kerry's capitulation to Russia.

24 min
Dec 9, 2015
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Global View Columnist Bret Stephens and Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel talk President Obama's moralizing, Trump's immigration extremism and the jihadi next door.

25 min
Dec 3, 2015
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Global View Columnist Bret Stephens and Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel talk about terror in California, lies in Tehran and Britain's moment of truth or consequences.

22 min
Nov 25, 2015
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Global View Columnist Bret Stephens and Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel on a shootdown in Turkey, a lockdown in Brussels and a meltdown on American campuses.

22 min
Nov 19, 2015
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Global View Columnist Bret Stephens and Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel talk about the attacks in Paris, Syrian refugees in America and John Kerry's Freudian slip.

27 min
Nov 11, 2015
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Global View Columnist Bret Stephens and Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel talk about the GOP debate, Russian doping and a miracle in Burma.

25 min
Nov 4, 2015
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Global View Columnist Bret Stephens and Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel discuss the Taiwan-China summit, special forces to Syria and a U.S. administration that won't fight for imprisoned Americans abroad.

25 min
Oct 28, 2015
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Editorial Board Member Mary Kissel and Editorial Page Writer Sohrab Ahmari on challenging China at sea, boots on the ground in Iraq and the U.N.'s latest human-rights charade.

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