American Held in Moscow a Prisoner to Paperwork
Paul Whelan’s family can’t discuss his case with the U.S. Embassy until he returns a signed waiver.
Trump Declares National Emergency in ‘Slap in the Face to Military Families’
The president will divert billions that would have gone to military construction projects.
The EU’s Dirty Money Blacklist: North Korea, Syria, and… Puerto Rico?
In the latest showdown between Brussels and Washington, the U.S. Treasury Department instructed American banks to ignore new EU anti-money laundering directives.
Meet ‘Charming Kitten,’ the Iranian Hackers Linked to Air Force Defector
Monica Witt fled to Iran and was indicted for espionage—alongside an Iranian hacking luminary.
Trump May Have $21 Billion in Military Funds Available for the Wall
The president plans to sign a federal spending bill and declare a national emergency to bankroll his long-promised border wall.
Iran’s Economy Is Crumbling, but Collapse Is a Long Way Off
Things will only get worse under Trump’s sanctions, but China, India, and other countries are still defiantly buying oil.
No, the Pentagon Is Not Working on Killer Robots—Yet
A strategy plan for using AI is more focused instead on firefighting and preventative maintenance.
Jared Kushner and the Art of Humiliation
Trump’s son-in-law has become known as a deal-maker. But with the Palestinians, his approach appears to be take it or leave it.
When European Countries Retreat From Democracy, How Should the U.S. Respond?
The question looms large during Pompeo’s visit to Central Europe.
Pentagon Seeks Massive Increase for ‘Slush Fund’ War Account
Contingency coffers could reach levels not seen since the Iraq surge.
U.S. Military Warns of Threat From Chinese-Run Space Station in Argentina
Defense officials are worried about a remote compound Beijing says helped it land on the far side of the moon.
France and Germany Face Off Over Russian Pipeline
Though Berlin badly wants it built, Paris is set to side with the EU on new rules intended to contain Moscow.
Chinese Media Targeted in Foreign Agent Crackdown
CCTV’s U.S. arm agrees to register as an agent of the Chinese government.
Syrian Kurdish Leader Asks U.S. to Save Her People From ‘Catastrophe’
As Assad consolidates power, Kurds want autonomy in northeastern Syria.
Will David Malpass Run the World Bank or Ruin It?
Trump taps a critic of the world’s biggest development bank to be its next president.
Top Foreign-Policy Takeaways From Trump’s State of the Union
What the president said—and didn’t say—about America’s place in the world.
The INF Treaty Is Dead. Is New START Next?
Experts worry about a new arms race after U.S. withdrawal from nuclear pact.
Shhh! Belarus Wants You to Think It’s Turning Over a New Leaf
Minsk’s muddled media clampdown could jeopardize warming of relations with the West.
EU Offers Up a Meager Workaround to U.S. Iran Sanctions
The new vehicle will do little to ease Iran’s economic pain, though it should help humanitarian trade.
Who Benefits From the U.S. Crackdown on Huawei?
Rival companies could get a boost—or face a backlash from China.