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This week’s OPEC+ meeting could see another friendly handshake between Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin, pictured here on Dec. 1. (Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images)

Are Putin and Mohammed bin Salman Getting Ready for Another High-Five?

This week’s OPEC meeting could cement closer cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia.

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R) speaks to press after a closed-door briefing by CIA Director Gina Haspel on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Washington on Dec. 4. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

White House Digs Itself in Deeper on Khashoggi

CIA briefing only hardens senators’ view that Mohammed bin Salman was behind the journalist’s killing.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg talk during a NATO foreign ministers meeting at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on Dec. 4. (John Thys/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump and NATO Show Rare Unity in Confronting Russia’s Arms Treaty Violation

NATO backs U.S. assertion that Moscow is violating a key Cold War-era arms treaty.

U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper and Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley participate in a news conference at the Pentagon inArlington, Virginia, on July 13. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Strong Economy Poses Recruitment Challenge for the U.S. Army

In an interview, the Army secretary also discusses budget cuts and new cyberthreats.

Jürgen Stock, the secretary-general of Interpol, is seen walking as he gives a press conference in Dubai on Nov. 21. (Karin Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)

The Scourge of the Red Notice

How some countries use Interpol to go after dissidents and debtors.

U.S. President Donald Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and top officials reached a truce in the trade war over dinner at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires on Dec. 1. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump and Xi Park Trade War—For Now

But the U.S. president raises new uncertainties over the fate of the trade deal with Mexico and Canada.

A woman casts her ballot in the voting booth at the Kent County Public Library in Chestertown, Maryland, on Oct. 25, in early voting ahead of the U.S. midterm elections. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Mattis Confirms Russia Interfered in U.S. Midterm Elections

The defense secretary also condemned Putin’s violation of the nuclear treaty, seizure of Ukrainian naval vessels.

A boy holding a Palestinian  flag looks at clashes with Israeli security forces near the border between Gaza and and Israel on May 14. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Mulls End To Remaining Aid Programs For Palestinians

Funds to Palestinian security agencies that cooperate with Israel are also in jeopardy.

Pedestrians walk past ATMs for the digital currency bitcoin in Hong Kong on Dec. 18, 2017.  
(Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

Can the U.S. Sanction What It Can’t Find?

Authorities are trying to force bitcoin into the light but cryptocurrencies are only getting harder to trace.

Mexican President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador at a press conference in Mexico City on Oct. 29. (Ulises Ruiz /AFP/Getty Images)

How Will AMLO Govern Mexico?

Mexico’s new president promises to fight corruption and inequality, but critics worry he’ll be the country’s Hugo Chávez.

South Sudanese anti-government forces display ammunition which they say was confiscated from government forces during fighting in September, in Panyume, South Sudan. (Sumy Sadurni/AFP/Getty Images)

How European and Chinese Arms Diverted to South Sudan Fueled Its Civil War

A new study, four years in the making, details the secret global supply chain sidestepping international arms embargoes on South Sudan.

The US military displays what it says is a Iranian Sayyad-2 surface-to-air missile, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington on Nov. 29. (Thomas Watkins/AFP/Getty Images)

Facing Sharp Rebuke on Saudi Ties, U.S. Points to Growing Iran Threat

The administration unveiled new evidence that Iran is supplying weapons to militants across the Middle East.

Leaders of the United States, Canada, and Mexico signed the revised NAFTA accord at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Nov. 30, 2018. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Will Trump Hit Pause on the Trade War With China?

Under mounting pressure, the U.S. president needs a win at G-20 summit.

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) speaks to reporters following a closed-door briefing on Saudi Arabia at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 28. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Advances Resolution to End U.S. Support for Saudi-Led War in Yemen

At stake is which branch of the U.S. government is authorized to wage war.

Armed Yemeni tribesmen loyal to the Shiite Houthi rebels sit in the back of an armed vehicle during a gathering to mobilize more fighters into several battlefronts on the outskirts of the capital, Sanaa, on Nov. 1, 2016. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)

The Other War in Yemen—for Control of the Country’s Internet

Opponents in the civil war use the web to block access, gather intelligence, and even mine cryptocurrency.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Oct. 16. (Leah Millis/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Summons Pompeo and Mattis Over Saudi Arabia

Lawmakers are pushing to overrule the Trump administration and end U.S. involvement in the devastating Yemeni civil war.

Russian President Vladimir Putin kisses a Turkmen shepherd dog, locally known as Alabai, received from Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during a meeting in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 11, 2017.  (Maxim Shemetov/AFP/Getty Images)

Let Slip the Dogs of Diplomacy!

A very brief recent history of animals in foreign affairs.

Two of the Ukrainian vessels seized by Russia on Sunday pictured near Kerch, Crimea on Nov. 26. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin Pushes Russia-Ukraine Tensions to a Four-Year High

By firing on and seizing Ukrainian vessels, Moscow has thrown the West into a quandary: add sanctions, send in NATO, or hope for a de-escalation?

Demonstrators gathered in front of the White House to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to terminate temporary protected status for citizens of Sudan, El Salvador, Haiti, and Nicaragua in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 9. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

How One Top Diplomat Took a Stand Against Trump’s Immigration Policy

The under secretary of state feared that canceling the temporary protected status for some immigrants would be a blight on U.S. foreign policy.

The Pentagon's innovation arm, the Defense Innovation Unit, is helping to modernize the Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, which provides command and control of air power throughout Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and 17 other countries. (Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang/U.S. Air Force)

Why the Pentagon and Silicon Valley Need to Get on the Same Page

An interview with the new head of the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit.

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