U.N. Security Council members

How a Dream Job Became a Bureaucratic Nightmare for a Top U.N. Lawyer

Chief advocate for alleged terrorists sanctioned by the United Nations announces his resignation citing red tape, rule-of-law issues.

An anti-vaccination protester in France

Macron’s Big Vaccination Gamble

The French president is making vaccines mandatory for many—sparking fresh protests ahead of next year’s elections.

Afghan security forces escort suspected Taliban fighters

U.S. Officials Make Last-Minute Push to Get Afghan Spies Out Before Withdrawal

Intelligence assets who worked for the CIA now face deadly reprisals.

Fishermen lay their nets on the Mekong River close to the site of an approved dam site near Luang Prabang, Laos, on Feb. 8 2020.

In Laos, a Dubious Dam Threatens Luang Prabang

A hydroelectric project could force UNESCO to delist the spectacular World Heritage Site.

Then-Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs David Helvey

Biden Loses Top Pentagon Asia Hand

Yet more turnover at the Pentagon for the administration.

Members of the South African Police Service line up to receive their dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine during the vaccination drive at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto.

South Africa’s Twin Crises Are Feeding Each Other

Political chaos is worsening the third wave of the coronavirus.

Sens. Bernie Sanders, Mike Lee, and Chris Murphy speak on war powers legislation on Capitol Hill.

Lawmakers Gear Up to Wrest Back War Powers From the White House

They say the effort seeks to reverse decades of encroachment by the executive branch.

Christian followers of the American evangelical pastor John Hagee cheer in Israel

What’s Next for Christian Zionists?

The backbone of Israel’s support in the United States is a group of evangelical Christians, but their power is threatened by the changing of the political guard.

Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon

Central Asia Braces for Fallout of U.S. Pullout From Afghanistan

Since the war began, America has had one lens for Central Asia. What happens now?

Viktor Orban delivers a campaign speech.

Hungary’s Opposition Smells Blood in the Water

After three straight electoral victories by Viktor Orban, an unlikely coalition senses a chance to halt the country’s slide into authoritarianism.

Workers unload vaccine shipments in Cote d’Ivoire.

Biden to Ship Millions of Vaccines to Africa

The United States will donate 25 million doses as African countries reel from a third wave of COVID-19.

Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi smiles as he greets media representatives during his first press conference in Tehran.

Iran Nuclear Talks Stalled While U.S. Waits for Raisi

Hopes for a fast deal—or any deal at all—are fading.

Sen. James Risch talks to Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Robert Menendez

Congress Aims to Nix the Forever War

It’s still unclear if the Senate bill can garner enough Republican votes to pass.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks to the press at the U.N. headquarters in New York on March 1.

Russia Thwarts U.S. Bid to Expand Syrian Aid Corridors

But the rival powers strike a compromise that prevents catastrophic shut-off of lifesaving aid to Syrians.

Military personnel offload COVID-19 doses.

U.S. Blunts China’s Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America

The Biden administration ships millions of vaccines to the region as its public health crisis worsens.

A U.S. Army advisor for the Afghan Air Force

U.S. to Prop Up Afghan Air Force

Afghanistan will get an injection of contractor support and planes for its beleaguered Air Force.

The U.S. and Russian presidents meet.

Putin Is Testing Biden’s Cyber Resolve

New attacks after the Geneva summit were expected. But Washington doesn’t appear to know how to respond yet.

People wear rainbow masks at a rally in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The Geopolitical Fault Line Behind the Attack on Tbilisi Pride

LGBT rights are at the center of the struggle over Georgia’s Western leanings.

France’s military drawdown in the Sahel is announced.

France Bids Adieu to Its Military Mission in West Africa

But banishing the neocolonial approach is easier said than done.

A mural showing a peace deal between the United States and the Taliban is depicted in Kabul.

If the Taliban Wins the War, Can They Still Lose the Peace?

The United States vowed to destroy the Taliban. Today, they are stronger than ever. But will that last?