A U.S. Marine Looks Back at Fallujah
On the podcast: Elliot Ackerman served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Iran Overtures Are the Latest Setback for Bolton
Trump’s hawkish national security advisor may be losing credibility fast as the president pushes diplomacy, observers say.
Document of the Week: Trump Administration Shrinks Iran’s U.S. Footprint
With the State Department imposing new travel restrictions on Iranian diplomats, New York City influencers trek across town to see Tehran’s foreign minister.
The United States and Turkey Peer Over the Cliff
With the cancellation of F-35 sales to Turkey, relations between Washington and Ankara have reached a new low. Here are our top reads on how things got so bad—and what comes next.
What to Watch in Ukraine’s Elections
Plus: The U.S. downs a drone in the Persian Gulf, more Brexit drama in the British Parliament, and the other stories we’re following today.
Cyber Deterrence Needs People, Not Weapons
Mass mobilization might be the best line of defense in a world of online warfare.
Netanyahu Keeps Winning Because He’s an Effective Leader
Israel’s prime minister has now served in the role for as long as the country’s founding father. Voters support him because they’re convinced he keeps them safe and reduces their international isolation.
Is Italy Immune From Terrorism?
In recent years, the country has managed to avoid jihadi violence. But not everyone will want to copy its methods.
Is Duterte Really Asking for U.S. Aid Against China?
The volatile Philippine leader is trying to fend off accusations of being soft on Beijing.
Alarmed by Venezuela, U.S. Military Seeks to Sell Arms to Colombia
The Air Force wants a key regional ally to get new F-16 fighter jets to deter threats from Caracas.
Estonia Battles Its Elected Racists
Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid speaks on how to stand up against the far-right.
Europe’s Future Will Be Decided in North Africa
The United States should stop treating the region as secondary to the rest of the Middle East.
Hong Kong’s Police Violence Is Stamped ‘Made in U.K.’
Modern riot control tactics were born in the city’s 1960s riots. Now they’re back with a vengeance.
France Is Looking for New Allies in Asia
Eager to project its power in the Indo-Pacific, the country has doubled down on Japan and India.
After Rupture with U.S., Turkey Looks to Russia for Fighter Jets
Ankara may buy Moscow’s most advanced Su-57 after its expulsion from the F-35 program.
Pompeo Heads to Latin America
Plus: A tight vote expected in Britain’s House of Commons, ethnonationalists declare a new region in Ethiopia, and the other stories we’re following today.
The Abyss Is Opening Under China-U.S. Relations
Cool heads are needed in both Beijing and Washington.
Europe Is Back
Long deemed strategically irrelevant by the United States, the EU is poised to become a major geopolitical power. Washington should take note.
Limited Wars Are Forever Wars
A new book looks at why the U.S. military keeps trapping itself in endless conflicts.
Imran Khan Mustn’t Let Trump Make Pakistan a Scapegoat
Almost four decades after the first U.S.-Pakistani mission in Afghanistan, Islamabad risks getting caught in the crosshairs of great-power politics again. Only deft diplomacy will save it.