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A protester holds a placard with the words “Russians are against Putin and the war.”
A protester holds a placard with the words “Russians are against Putin and the war.”

Russian Exiles Struggle to Form a United Opposition to Putin

Historically, Russian emigrants have been reluctant to form exile communities and have tried to assimilate.

North Korean soldiers attend a mass rally to celebrate the declaration that it had achieved full nuclear statehood in Pyongyang.
North Korean soldiers attend a mass rally to celebrate the declaration that it had achieved full nuclear statehood in Pyongyang.

North Korea’s Next Nuclear Test Is A Matter of ‘When,’ Not ‘If’

But Russia and China block any U.N. action against the Hermit Kingdom.

Military cadets take part in celebrations marking the Day of Missile Forces and Artillery.
Military cadets take part in celebrations marking the Day of Missile Forces and Artillery.

Russia Is Running Low on Ammo

The United States is wondering if Russia has enough artillery to keep up its war in Ukraine.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks at a press conference.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks at a press conference.

U.S. Seeks to Allay Fears of Military Crisis With China

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin capped a week of marathon diplomacy with China to tamp down escalation fears.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (center) speaks during a press conference at the conclusion of the 40th and 41st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summits in Phnom Penh.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (center) speaks during a press conference at the conclusion of the 40th and 41st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summits in Phnom Penh.

Cambodia Blacklists Myanmar From an ASEAN Meeting

The 10-nation bloc is taking baby steps to deny the coup leaders the legitimacy they crave.

Russian President Vladimir Putin applauds as he hosts Russia's medal-winning athletes of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games and members of the country's Paralympic team at the Kremlin in Moscow.
Russian President Vladimir Putin applauds as he hosts Russia's medal-winning athletes of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games and members of the country's Paralympic team at the Kremlin in Moscow.

All the Kremlin’s Trolls

How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put Moscow’s worldwide influence operations to the test.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi meet during the COP27 climate summit in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi meet during the COP27 climate summit in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.
A Ukrainian soldier fires at Russian positions.
A Ukrainian soldier fires at Russian positions.

Ukraine’s Appetite for Weapons Is Straining Western Stockpiles

“I think everyone now is sufficiently worried,” a NATO official said.

An unexploded missile and a man running away from another Russian missile explosion
An unexploded missile and a man running away from another Russian missile explosion

NATO Chief Says Ukraine Air Defense Likely Cause of Poland Explosion

Russia still to blame for incident after bombarding Ukraine with missiles, Stoltenberg says.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.

U.S.-China Trade War Could Heat Up

A congressional commission wants Biden to rethink the trade relationship with China.

An image of Russian President Vladimir Putin is displayed as U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the White House.
An image of Russian President Vladimir Putin is displayed as U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the White House.

On Nuclear Treaty, at Least, Biden Aims for Fresh START With Russia

Washington and Moscow look set to keep New START alive with working-level talks, despite historic tensions.

Ukrainian artillery unit members get prepared to fire toward Kherson amid Russia's military invasion of Ukraine.
Ukrainian artillery unit members get prepared to fire toward Kherson amid Russia's military invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine Pushes Russia Out of Kherson, the Biggest Liberation Yet

Ukraine is continuing its offensive—even in subzero temperatures.

U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger speaks to constituents outside of an early-voting location in Woodbridge, Virginia.
U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger speaks to constituents outside of an early-voting location in Woodbridge, Virginia.

How Ukraine Figures in Last-Minute Midterm Pitches

Ahead of tomorrow’s polls, foreign policy looms large in a Virginia district seen as a bellwether for national trends.

Polish, Swedish, Finnish, and NATO flags are set up.
Polish, Swedish, Finnish, and NATO flags are set up.

NATO’s Nordic Expansion Stuck at Turkish Roadblock

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not quite to the Finnish line on NATO membership.

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
French President Emmanuel Macron hosts German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Germany’s Awakening Piques France’s Amour-Propre

The special relationship between Berlin and Paris that underpins the European Union is under growing strain.

U.S. President Joe Biden arrives to speak on rebuilding U.S. manufacturing.
U.S. President Joe Biden arrives to speak on rebuilding U.S. manufacturing.

Could Venture Capital Be the New Frontier in Great-Power Competition?

In the era of great-power competition, America’s Frontier Fund aims to harness venture capital to advance U.S. strategic interests.

A Norwegian Home Guard soldier stands guard, assisting the police with increased security at the Karsto gas processing plant.
A Norwegian Home Guard soldier stands guard, assisting the police with increased security at the Karsto gas processing plant.

Europe’s Seabed Is Its Soft Underbelly

Explosions along the Nord Stream pipelines have exposed the vulnerability of energy and communications networks in the continent’s northern seas.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attend a bilateral meeting at the 9th Summit of the Americas.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attend a bilateral meeting at the 9th Summit of the Americas.

How Team Biden Tried to Coup-Proof Brazil’s Elections

Sunday’s election in Brazil will be a test for more than Jair Bolsonaro’s integrity.

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni arrives at Chigi Palace in Rome.
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni arrives at Chigi Palace in Rome.

Giorgia Meloni’s Balancing Act

The new Italian prime minister is seeking to reassure allies—and bond markets—without losing her far-right base.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI director Christopher Wray hold a press conference.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI director Christopher Wray hold a press conference.

U.S. Justice Department Fires Warning Shot at Chinese Spies

The United States announced a slew of indictments of Chinese espionage.

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Robert Malley, Biden administration special envoy for Iran, testifies about the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations on Capitol Hill May 25, 2022, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
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