Politics & Policy : ParallelsU.S. policy can change the course of another country and, increasingly, the reverse is true. From social issues to geopolitical strategy, we connect the dots — and seek out possible lessons for the future.
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Migrants arriving in Hungary from Croatia are offered water by volunteers in a resting zone near the border. Offers of food and water are permitted, but some other forms of help are restricted by Hungarian law.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani prepares to speak with NPR's Steve Inskeep on Saturday in New York. Rouhani reaffirmed Iran's commitment to the nuclear deal and said his country would be willing to discuss Syria's future with the United States â after ISIS is defeated.
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A refugee boy plays a violin as hundreds of migrants are blocked from marching down a highway toward Turkey's western border with Greece and Bulgaria on Saturday. Turkey has some 2 million refugees, mostly from Syria, but says they will not be allowed to settle permanently in the country.
Monzer Omar (right) gives his friend Hatem Alhees a shave after they and hundreds of other Syrian refugees spent the night in a city park in Budapest, Hungary. NPR has followed Omar on his journey from Turkey to central Europe.
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Wilfried Block, the mayor of Friedland, in northeastern Germany, says his shrinking town needs migrants to revitalize the economy. Much of Europe faces a demographic challenge, with retirees on the rise and young workers in decline. Analysts say migrants could be the source of young workers that Europe needs.
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An Iranian man walks past a mural displaying an outline of Iran, adorned in the colors of the country's national flag, on June 29 in Tehran. A large majority of Iranians appears to support the nuclear deal.
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Xi Jinping presided over a Beijing military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. To some observers, this showed Xi in firm political and military control. On the economic side, though, the signals are more mixed.
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President Eisenhower (left) visited Iran's Shah Reza Pahlavi in Tehran in 1959. The U.S. had begun working with Iran to launch its nuclear program two years earlier and would provide Iran with its first nuclear research reactor in the 1960s, at Tehran University.
Members of the Minneapolis Somali community waited in May to enter the U.S. Courthouse where a federal judge ordered four Minnesota men, accused of trying to travel to Syria to join ISIS, to be held pending trial.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (center left) and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (center right) arrive for the opening of the Army-2015 international military show outside Moscow in June.
A man and a child stand in the doorway of a bus provided by Hungarian authorities for migrants and refugees stranded at the Keleti train station in Budapest, Hungary, on Saturday. The migrants boarded buses provided by Hungary's government and headed to Austria, which allowed them in.