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A man sweeps up rubble in preparation for Christmas Day mass at the Mar Hanna Church near Mosul, Iraq, on Dec. 22, 2016. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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.

The International Space Station is in orbit around the earth on December 14, 2006. (NASA/Getty)

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.

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, currently under construction, on May 15, 2016.  (DigitalGlobe via Getty Images)

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.

Iraqi forces on Nov. 4, 2017 after capturing the town of al Qaim from the Islamic State. (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia, in March 2014. (Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Senate Report Outlines Playbook to Prevent Future Russian Election Meddling

Conspicuously absent from the report, however, is Republican buy-in.

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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?

An Iranian woman raises her fist amid tear gas smoke during a protest at the University of Tehran on Dec. 30, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Iranian students protest at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problems, in the capital Tehran on Dec. 30, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov speaks in Grozny, Chechnya on April  16, 2012. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

The Lost Children of ISIS

Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov says he wants to rescue orphans. But what’s really behind his humanitarian campaign?

A man reads a newspaper in Perth, Australia, on Dec. 18. (Paul Kane/Getty Images)

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.

Arvind Kejriwal poses for a photograph with party members during a public rally in Nov. 2016. (NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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Beijing Builds Its Influence in the American Media

How one of America's biggest Chinese-language newspapers amplifies China’s message.

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley at U.N. Security Council meeting, where she vetoed a resolution seeking to rescind U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. December 18, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Haley Warns Diplomats on Jerusalem: Trump Is Watching You

“We will take note of each and every vote on this issue.”

U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley at U.N. Security Council meeting, where she vetoed a resolution seeking to rescind U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. December 18, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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.”

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a U.N. Security Council meeting in New York on Dec. 15. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley shows evidence intending to prove Iran provided Houthi rebels in Yemen with arms on Dec. 14, 2017. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

U.S. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster gives a keynote speech in front of the Jamestown Foundation in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 13. (Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images.)

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.

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