Why it matters: China is becoming the most formidable rival America has faced, and the risk of confrontation with Russia, North Korea or Iran still looms. Authoritarians are rising, the chaotic Afghanistan exit revealed the limits of U.S. power, and the pandemic, climate change and other critical challenges continue to pose grave threats.

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Scoop: Biden administration eyes border overhaul as Title 42 ends

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Scoop: Iran committed to Thailand that it won't target Israeli tourists, cable says

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