China Raises Threat of Rare-Earths Cutoff to U.S.
Beijing could slam every corner of the American economy, from oil refineries to wind turbines to jet engines, by banning exports of crucial minerals.
Why Pompeo Flew to Baghdad in a Hurry
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi says the U.S. secretary of state was informed of Iranian missiles at an Iraqi base.
U.S. Hard-line Stance on Iran Rattles Allies
As Trump’s national security team barrels toward a confrontation in the Persian Gulf, Europe is starting to balk.
Using Proxies, Iran Appears to Be Hitting Back in the Fight Over Oil
Experts believe Tehran is behind recent attacks on Saudi oil installations and vessels.
How Pro-Iran Hackers Spoofed FP and the News Media
Fake news articles and tweets sought to cast Saudi Arabia and other rivals of Tehran in a bad light.
The Enduring Mystery of Who Hacked Anthem
A massive breach at the American health insurer was thought to be the work of Chinese spies.
The Pentagon Is Finally Getting a New Defense Secretary
The long-awaited appointment of Patrick Shanahan allows Pentagon leaders to finally move forward on filling key positions.
U.S. Digs in Deeper in Middle East With New Hardware
As a warning to Iran, United States deployed additional military forces to the region on Friday, including the USS Arlington and a Patriot missile battery.
Iran Sends a Threat, and Europe Scrambles
Some diplomats and experts worry the nuclear deal is on the verge of unraveling.
The Next Round in Gaza Will Be Deadlier
An Israeli-Palestinian truce ended the fighting but didn’t address the issues driving it.
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Recalled in ‘Political Hit Job,’ Lawmakers Say
Marie Yovanovitch stepping down as ambassador follows attacks from both right-wing media figures in the United States and a senior Ukrainian official.
China Rises in U.N. Climate Talks, While U.S. Goes AWOL
As the global body becomes increasingly identified with tackling climate change, Trump refuses to take part, handing the reins to Beijing.
The Future Is Here, and It Features Hackers Getting Bombed
Israeli armed forces responded to a Hamas cyberattack by bombing the group’s hacking headquarters.
Playing Cat and Mouse With Venezuela’s Internet Censors
In an effort to keep the military connected and protesters offline, Maduro embraces nimble internet censorship.
Congress Wants State Department to Reckon With the ‘Lavender Scare’
Gay employees were hounded from office in a dark episode of State Department history from the 1950s and ’60s, and many committed suicide.
Going Toe-to-Toe With Ukraine’s Separatist Hackers
The proliferation of cyberespionage tools empower even small breakaway regions to run digital intelligence operations.
To Counter China and Russia, U.S. Mulls Inviting Hungary’s Orban to D.C.
Team Trump is trying to pull Hungary back from its cozy relationship with Moscow and Beijing. But it comes at a cost, critics say.
Former U.S. Diplomats Lobby to Stop South Sudan War Crimes Court
The move sparked anger among experts, who see the court as critical to peace.
Trump May Like Putin. His Administration Doesn’t.
How the U.S. president’s Russia rapprochement never came to pass.