The Kingdom’s Hackers and Bots
Saudi Arabia is using cutting-edge technology to track dissidents and stifle dissent.
Norwegian Diplomat Tops U.N. Shortlist For Syria Envoy
Geir Pedersen could be saddled with one of diplomacy’s most thankless tasks.
Few Signs of Progress on Denuclearization as U.S., South Korea Cancel Another Major Military Exercise
Current and former U.S. officials say North Korea is dragging its heels, but Seoul and Pyongyang are still talking.
Many in Washington Are Not Assuaged by Saudi Admission in Khashoggi Death
Kingdom says Saudi journalist was killed in a fistfight.
Will the Saudis’ Khashoggi Confession Get Them Off the Hook?
By claiming they were only trying to abduct the journalist, they’re hoping to draw a moral equivalence with U.S. renditions.
Pentagon Criticized for ‘Spray and Pray’ Approach to Innovation
A prominent tech leader says the Defense Department’s investment strategy hampers its ability to compete with China on military innovation.
Saudi Oil Threat in Khashoggi Disappearance Seen as a Bluff
Trump lowers the rhetoric, sends Pompeo to Riyadh.
Erdogan Frees U.S. Pastor While Still Managing to Embarrass Trump
Turkey’s leaks in the Khashoggi case have put the U.S. president in a tight spot.
Trump’s Latest China Salvo Could Hurt U.S. Nuke Industry
Administration says Beijing is diverting U.S. nuclear technology for military use.
Washington Blame Game Ensues as Ambassador Posts Sit Empty
The disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi spotlights a staffing problem.
The Investigators Trump Says Are in Turkey Don’t Seem to Be There
Under pressure to act, the president appears to get out ahead of his team on the Khashoggi probe.
Stealth Fighter Jet Grounded Globally After First-Ever Crash
The news will make it harder for the Pentagon to improve flight availability of key tactical aircraft.
Nikki Haley’s Successor Probably Won’t Have Her Impact
The Washington power vacuum that worked in the U.N. ambassador’s favor is mostly resolved.
The U.S.-Saudi Relationship: Too Faustian to Fail?
Trump’s in too deep with Mohammed bin Salman to make a stink about Jamal Khashoggi.
When Killing the Messenger Becomes the Norm
More journalists are assassinated than die in war zones.
Many U.S. Weapons Systems Are Vulnerable to Cyberattack
Government watchdog says the Pentagon has not taken the threat seriously enough.
Starvation and Child Soldiers: On the Ground in Yemen
International Rescue Committee chief sees the devastation firsthand and calls on the United States to end support for the Saudi-led coalition.
Nikki Haley Stuns Washington by Announcing Resignation From U.N. Post
President Trump’s United Nations ambassador dismisses speculation that she intends to challenge him in 2020.
Will Republicans Lose Their Majority in Congress? Ask Pyongyang
North Koreans are watching the U.S. midterm elections closely, wondering how the results might affect negotiations with Trump.