Trump Offers Clumsy Olive Branch to North Korea
Experts say the U.S. president seems desperate to rescue his promise of a nuclear deal.
A Rising China Is Driving the U.S. Army’s New Game Plan in the Pacific
New missiles and large-scale exercises part of long-term strategy to deter Beijing.
Trump Wants NATO’s Eyes on China
The Trump administration says countering Beijing’s cyber and commercial power should be a priority for the alliance.
For Africa, Chinese-Built Internet Is Better Than No Internet at All
The need for web access has driven African countries to Huawei despite U.S. concerns.
Christchurch Has Seen Trauma Before—Just Not Like This
The quiet New Zealand city has endured natural disaster. But until March 15, it had never faced an unnatural one.
How the Christchurch Shooter Played the World’s Media
Friday’s shooting in New Zealand was a terrorist attack conceived for the internet era.
The Pentagon’s Empty Throne
Patrick Shanahan, America’s longest-serving acting defense secretary, faces an increasingly hostile Senate.
U.S. Begins Work on New Missiles as Trump Scraps Treaty With Russia
Some worry the deployment of these weapons could spark a nonnuclear missile race.
Boeing Insists Its Planes Are Safe. So Why Is the FAA Ordering Fixes?
As the U.S. becomes the last country to ground the 737 Max, pilots say Boeing was quietly scrambling to improve its safety.
Britain Looks Into the Trade Abyss
Many fear a go-it-alone future outside the EU portends economic eclipse.
At Trump’s Pentagon, Empty Offices Are the New Normal
The problem has worsened since James Mattis left the U.S. Defense Department.
Battered and Bereft, May Loses Again on Brexit
With the EU losing patience, no one in the House of Commons seems to know what to do next.
Despite Pompeo’s Call for ‘Swagger,’ Trump Slashes Diplomatic Budget
The U.S. president’s 2020 budget request is especially harsh on the U.N. and refugees. Democrats call it “dead on arrival.”
Theresa May’s Last Dash for a Deal
The British prime minister wins minor concessions in an 11th-hour effort to save Brexit—and her premiership.
Pentagon Eyes Windfall as Trump Seeks $750 Billion Defense Budget
The White House’s annual budget request would give the Defense Department even more than it hoped for.
Trump Is Sending Guns South as Migrants Flee North
The administration’s push to weaken oversight of gun exports could worsen the Central American refugee crisis.
Before Resigning, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson Irked Trump
At one point rumored to be contender to run the Pentagon, she vexed the president with her independence.
U.S. Bombardments Are Driving Somalis From Their Homes
Airstrikes on al-Shabab have tripled under Trump.
State Department Vacancies Increase Embassy Security Risks, Report Warns
Diplomats and their families could be in jeopardy, but the Trump administration has no plans to address the issue, the Government Accountability Office says.
Russia’s New Missiles Are Aimed at the U.S.
But Moscow’s hypersonic weapons may be more bark than bite.