Is Russia Preparing to Go to War in Ukraine?
Troop buildup near Ukraine’s border is the largest since 2014.
Philippines Leaning Toward Allowing U.S. Troops After All
But the Biden administration still faces an unreliable ally in Duterte.
The End of Quiet Diplomacy in Myanmar
The U.N. dials up the pressure campaign against Myanmar’s putschists.
Big Talk on Big Tech—but Little Action
In both the U.S. and EU, antitrust and regulatory efforts against Facebook, Google, and Amazon are gaining traction. But no one’s about to break them up.
Russia’s Buildup Near Ukraine Puts Team Biden on Edge
Is Russia testing the waters or just testing Biden?
Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Announces Hunger Strike
The Kremlin foe’s health has deteriorated dramatically since being transferred to a brutal penal colony.
Women Cut Out of the Afghan Peace Process
Two decades of progress are threatened by the Taliban return—and a hasty U.S. exit.
The U.S. Army Goes to School on Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
Off-the-shelf air power changes the battlefield of the future.
WHO Says COVID-19 Likely Started With Animals, Not Laboratory Leak
The long-awaited report is unlikely to quell concerns about China’s influence over the investigation.
Biden Takes Small Steps Toward Feminist Foreign Policy
Biden’s push for gender equality is a huge change from Trump, but experts stop short of calling it a feminist foreign policy.
Europeans Fear Iran Nuclear Window Closing
The Biden administration rebuffed European pleas to lift some sanctions in its first weeks in office.
Russian Arms Sale Clouds U.S.-India Ties
New Delhi’s deal for the Russian S-400 system could limit burgeoning military ties with Washington.
Tanzanian Leader Who Downplayed Pandemic Dies
President John Magufuli’s complex legacy is overshadowed by his repeated dismissals of the coronavirus.
Has Italy’s Five Star Movement Given Up on Populism?
The anti-establishment bad boys of years past are changing their stripes—maybe.
The Libya Allergy
The 2011 Libyan intervention pitched the region into a decade of chaos and undermined U.S. confidence in the wisdom of using military force to save lives.
U.S. Seeks to Counter China’s Full-Court Press in Asia
Top U.S. officials on trip to Asia under pressure to push back on Taiwan and maritime disputes.
Democrats Push Biden to Ramp Up Spending on Diplomacy and Aid
A $12 billion funding boost aims to reverse some of the Trump damage.
Climate Offers a Glimmer of Hope for U.S.-China Cooperation
As relations worsen on other fronts, the Kerry-Xie relationship could make a difference on climate change.
While North Korean Missiles Sit in Storage, Their Hackers Go Rampant
Pyongyang’s hacker armies have shown a proficiency to finding vulnerabilities and exploiting them—and the world needs to be prepared.