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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky arrives at the United Nations.

Biden’s Worried About Ukraine’s China Fling

Beijing is snapping up Ukrainian defense firms. That bodes ill for the would-be NATO member.

U.S. carriers conduct a joint operation with South Korea

Pacific Commanders Want More Money for Biden’s Asia Pivot

Military leaders want to “seize the initiative” against China.

U.S. President Joe Biden meets with officials at the White House to discuss migration issues.

Biden to Tap Career Diplomat as Top Official on Refugee Policy

And the president is set to announce nominees for two senior USAID posts.

Ethiopian refugees from the Tigray conflict gather at a camp in Sudan.

Biden Administration Plans Visa Restrictions on Ethiopian Officials Over Tigray

Imposing visa restrictions on officials signals the start of a major U.S. policy shift.

Yevgeny Prigozhin shows Vladimir Putin his school lunch factory.

Putin’s Shadow Warriors Stake Claim to Syria’s Oil

Companies linked to the Wagner group are snapping up oil and gas leases—with an eye to pumping influence, not oil.

Then-European Parliament Vice President Isabelle Durant

Why Aren’t There More Women Economists at the United Nations?

Female economists are rising to the top—everywhere but the U.N.

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China Is Building Entire Villages in Another Country’s Territory

Since 2015, a previously unnoticed network of roads, buildings, and military outposts has been constructed deep in a sacred valley in Bhutan.

Then-Human Rights Watch director Sarah Margon

Biden Looks to Progressive for Key Human Rights Post

Sarah Margon has been an outspoken critic of authoritarian allies of the United States.

Then-U.S. Ambassador to Malta Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley

State Dept. Out to Tackle Diversity Failings With New Appointment

Career diplomat Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will be tasked with reversing the department’s record of big promises and little results.

Jeffrey Feltman speaks at the United Nations.

Biden Eyes Former Top U.N. Official for Horn of Africa Envoy

Washington wants a seasoned point person for the brewing crises in East Africa.

U.S. soldiers stand outside the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

New Bill Takes Aim at State Department’s ‘Bunker Mentality’

Benghazi cloistered U.S. diplomats. Lawmakers want to change that.

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