Putin and Biden Curb Their Enthusiasm
A “cold peace” is the best-case scenario coming out of this week’s summit.
U.S.-China Spat Over Taiwan Extends to Vaccine Diplomacy
The United States is providing hundreds of thousands of vaccines right in China’s front yard.
No European Honeymoon in Biden’s First Overseas Trip
The United States wants to mend fences with NATO—and revamp the defense alliance to face new threats like China.
Biden to Prod Putin on Syria Relief
Russia’s blockage of aid deliveries threatens to make Syria’s humanitarian disaster the worst it’s been since the war began.
Lebanon’s Economic Woes Threaten Terrorism Tribunal
Without new funding, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon will close next month with little to show for more than a decade of work.
Defiant Belarus Snubs U.S. Ambassador
As relations between the West and Belarus crash, the U.S. envoy is barred from entering the country.
Pentagon Faces Tense Fight Over Pacific Pivot
The Defense Department is in an internal tug of war over the practicality of putting more U.S. troops in the range of Chinese missiles.
Big Tech and Other Multinationals Are About to Pay a Lot More in Taxes
Biden and the Europeans are close to agreement on a virtual revolution in international corporate tax policies.
Myanmar Pressure Campaign Stalls at the United Nations
The military regime’s neighbors resist sanctions, fearing it would divide regional powers.
Biden Jump-Starts Fight Against Kleptocracy
New memorandum puts anti-corruption efforts at the heart of national security strategy.
Congress Draws Battle Lines for Pentagon Budget Fight
Biden’s move to slash dozens of older planes and drones is being met with resistance on Capitol Hill.
State Rolls Out Medical Pilot Program to Find Causes of ‘Havana Syndrome’
U.S. still grappling with how to respond five years after first reports of suspected microwave attacks in Havana.
Pentagon Looks to Brits to Face Climate ‘Danger Zone’
Britain is eyeing ambitious targets to green its military as the Pentagon faces a budget fight.
Are Special Envoys All That Special Anymore?
New envoys are cropping up even as ambassador posts sit empty.
Biden Looks to the Future in First Defense Budget
But Biden’s planned cuts to current generation U.S. jets and ships and his makeover of the nuclear arsenal are likely to meet criticism in Congress.
Kremlin-Backed Hackers Target U.S. Aid Agency Before Biden-Putin Summit
Email phishing attacks aren’t unusual, but the new breach shows Russia isn’t letting up.
Russia Blocks 2 Airlines Over Belarus Spat
Not all airlines have been affected, but Air France and Austrian Airlines have been forced to cancel flights.
The Glitch That Ruined Blinken’s ASEAN Debut
The top U.S. diplomat’s first meeting with Southeast Asian ministers was thwarted for a very relatable reason.
Will Biden Blink Over Navalny?
A deadline for sanctions hangs over preparations for Biden’s first meeting with Putin.