Pence Plan to Target Aid for Christians in Iraq Sparks Concern
Aid experts fear the Trump administration’s focus on Christians and other religious minorities could do more harm than good.
Shake-Up at Pentagon Intelligence Agency Sparks Concern
The director of the agency responsible for analyzing satellite imagery says he wants to modernize the work. Some employees fear they’re being replaced by artificial intelligence.
Egypt-Sudan Spat Muddies Prospects for Deal on Big Nile Dam
Talks are stalled over how to deal with the impact of a $5 billion dam that could threaten Egypt’s lifeblood.
Coalition Analysis Warns of Potential Islamic State Resurgence
The militant group is on the run, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be back.
Senate Report Outlines Playbook to Prevent Future Russian Election Meddling
Conspicuously absent from the report, however, is Republican buy-in.
Why Can’t We Be Illiberal Friends?
Orban and Trump were expected to reset U.S.-Hungarian relations. A year later, the two countries are still at odds. What went wrong?
How Washington Helps Tehran Control the Internet
Meant to hurt the regime, U.S. sanctions actually make it easier for the mullahs to crack down on dissent online.
Trump Weighs Sanctions to Punish Iran Crackdown
The president offers blunt support for protesters in tweets, but a pivotal decision on the Iran nuclear deal is looming.
The Lost Children of ISIS
Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov says he wants to rescue orphans. But what’s really behind his humanitarian campaign?
11 Stories You May Have Missed in 2017
Logging a primeval forest, Mexican murders, Arctic pathogens, the Russian hack you didn’t hear about, and more.
India’s Political Outsiders: From Protest to Politics to Power
A new documentary traces an Indian anti-corruption party’s rise to power. But life has not stood still since filming stopped.
Beijing Builds Its Influence in the American Media
How one of America's biggest Chinese-language newspapers amplifies China’s message.
Haley Warns Diplomats on Jerusalem: Trump Is Watching You
“We will take note of each and every vote on this issue.”
U.N. Security Council Takes Aim at U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem
The U.S. vetoed the resolution, which Nikki Haley called an “insult” to America that “won’t be forgotten.”
Billionaires May Be the Future of Space Policy. Here’s What They Want.
Space nations, UFOs, and Mars colonies are on the wish list.
The Pentagon’s Third Offset May Be Dead, But No One Knows What Comes Next
Experts say the U.S. advantage over China and Russia is eroding.
Tillerson Backtracks on Overture to North Korea, Slams China and Russia
"North Korea must earn its way back to the table," Tillerson told U.N.
A Billionaire, a Minority Government, and a Few Communists Walk Into Parliament…
Confused? So are Czechs.
Haley’s ‘Smoking Gun’ on Iran Met With Skepticism at U.N.
She claims 'undeniable evidence' that Iran is violating U.N. restrictions. But not everyone is on board yet.
The Guerrilla Campaign Against McMaster Is Alive and Well
Now critics claim the national security advisor is hurting efforts to recruit senior White House intelligence advisors.