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Krishnadev Calamur is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees news coverage. He is a former editor and reporter at NPR and the author of Murder in Mumbai.
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The Trump Administration Appears to Embrace Regime Change in Syria

April 6, 2017 During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump was careful to point out that he thought fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Islamic State at the same time was “madness and idiocy.” “I think that our far bigger problem than Assad is ISIS, I’ve always felt that,” he told The New...

Trump, Citing Column, Says NSA, FBI 'Should Not Interfere in our Politics'

February 15, 2017 President Trump has repeatedly issued announcements and proposals over Twitter, during both the presidential election and the transition period, embracing the medium as a superior means of communicating with the American people compared to relying on traditional media organizations. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has promised that Trump’s tweets...

Flynn's Calls With Russia's Ambassador: Who Knew What, and When?

February 14, 2017 Mike Flynn resigned Monday as President Trump’s national-security adviser, capping a tumultuous few weeks that began with revelations he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the U.S., before Trump’s inauguration on January 20. The nature of the conversations, what Flynn told Vice President...

'We Are Better than this Ban': US Diplomats Plan Official Dissent

January 30, 2017 U.S. State Department officials are expected to sign a memorandum opposing President Trump’s executive order on immigration, saying “We are better than this ban.” Trump’s executive order suspends the U.S. refugee intake for 120 days and bans Syrian refugees for the foreseeable future. It also bars from the country all...

What Trump's Executive Order on Immigration Does—and Doesn't Do

January 29, 2017 President Trump signed on Friday an executive order that severely restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries, suspends all refugee admission for 120 days, and bars all Syrian refugees indefinitely. The order has been widely criticized and praised—but it led to massive protests at several airports across the country where people...

Trump Says He’ll Seek ‘Major Investigation Into Voter Fraud’

January 25, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly issued announcements and proposals over Twitter, during both the presidential election and the transition period, embracing the medium as a superior means of communicating with the American people compared to relying on traditional media organizations. Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has promised that...

Questions for the Senate Hearing on Russian Hacking

January 5, 2017 Senior intelligence officials will testify Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) about foreign cyberthreats to the U.S. Much of the testimony is likely to focus on what role Russia had in the U.S. election. U.S. intelligence officials say Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and others in an...

Questions at the Senate Hearing on Russian Hacking

January 5, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow What’s the latest? Senior intelligence officials will testify this morning before the Senate Armed Services Committee about foreign cyberthreats to the U.S. Much of the testimony is likely to focus on what role Russia had in the U.S. election. U.S. intelligence officials say Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and...

'There Should Be No Further Releases From Gitmo,' Trump Says

January 3, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly issued announcements and proposals over Twitter, both during the presidential election and the transition period. Trump has made a habit of issuing 140-character statements, often late at night, that can drive the national conversation. Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has promised that the...

What We Know About the Syrian Ceasefire Announced by Putin

December 29, 2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday the Syrian government and rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad have reached a ceasefire to end the fighting in the more-than-five-year civil war. Here’s what we know so far about the agreement—and its potential implications: Who is involved? The Syrian government and, according to...