In this handout image provided by the Palestinian Press Office (PPO), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) meets with Jared Kushner (L), White House Advisor and son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump, on August 24, 2017 in Ramallah, West Bank.

In this handout image provided by the Palestinian Press Office (PPO), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) meets with Jared Kushner (L), White House Advisor and son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump, on August 24, 2017 in Ramallah, West Bank.

What’s President Trump’s strategy for winning the war in Afghanistan? A lot of people are still uncertain, even after a lengthy, televised address by the U.S. president on the way forward this week. Plus, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner travels to the Middle East to talk democracy with the Egyptian president and peace between Israel and Palestine. And China tries — and fails — to censor an important academic journal. Ready to catch up on some of the biggest international stories this week?

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  • Paul Danahar Washington bureau chief of the BBC; author of "The New Middle East: The World After the Arab Spring"
  • Nancy Youssef National security reporter, The Wall Street Journal
  • Nick Schifrin Special correspondent, PBS NewsHour
  • Mike Finnerty Host of "Daybreak," CBC Radio Montreal's morning show

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