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National Guard helicopters spray water as a wildfire approaches in California.

Climate Change Disaster Response Is the Military’s New Forever War

Wildfires in drought-stricken American West suck in military resources, in a sign of the new normal.

An Iraqi interpreter sits inside a vehicle with U.S. troops in 2005.

Biden Vowed No Afghan Interpreters Left Behind. What About Iraqi Interpreters?

Another group of U.S. allies fears they’ll be forgotten as the United States winds down forever wars.

Ted Cruz attends a hearing on the nomination of Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Ted Cruz, Nominee-Obstructer-in-Chief

The Texas senator is holding up dozens of diplomatic appointments over Biden’s policy on a Russian gas pipeline.

A member of the Iraqi security forces walks past a destroyed vehicle.

America’s Other Forever War

Iraq could become a major thorn in Biden’s side.

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen speaks about seven women from Afghanistan who were assassinated for their efforts to improve the lives of Afghans.

Afghan Interpreters in the Crossfire of U.S. Pullout

Future U.S. partners will have to “think twice” about helping the Pentagon if Biden isn’t able to grant visas to Afghan interpreters, lawmakers said.

Naftali Bennett, an Israeli parliament member from the Yamina party, gestures during a special session of the Knesset.

Meet Israel’s New Boss

Biden is likely to have more leverage over the fragile new government in Israel.

The wreckage of a car hit by a Boko Haram attack is seen in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on Feb. 24.

Is the Leader of Boko Haram Really Dead This Time?

A notorious terrorist leader in West Africa is reportedly dead. Here’s what it means for counterterrorism efforts.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

Biden’s Arctic Power Plays

With Russia and China staking claims, can diplomacy stave off a militarization of the far north?

Biden, Harris, and others walk at the Pentagon.

The Pentagon’s Budget Wish List

Biden wants to solidify the pivot to Asia. Congress might have other ideas.

Biden addresses Congress at the Capitol.

Washington’s Blind Spots on Foreign-Policy Crises

Everyone in Washington seems to be focused on China. But here are some brewing crises that could flare up when they’re not looking.

Biden addresses Congress at the Capitol.

Biden Goes Off-Script on China

The U.S. president’s first 100 days in office show foreign policy is (nearly) all about domestic policy.

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