After a democratic socialist won a primary in New York, some saw it as a sign the Democrat Party is shifting too far to the left. But the chair of the national party said the winner, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is “the future of our party.”
Chancellor Angela Merkel was in a bind over immigration that could have cost her the leadership of Germany. But she has negotiated a compromise that put off the day of reckoning—for now.
Mexico voted in a new president who wants to solve the problem with the drug cartels by softening military options in a strategy he has nicknamed “Hugs Not Bullets.”
The Taliban in Afghanistan is getting better trained and better armed, thanks to an infusion of support from Iran.
We’ll also talk about China trying to increase its power to match its rhetoric, Japan’s nervousness over China’s power, and signs that the Iran nuclear deal is in trouble.