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Swedish Speaker of Parliament Andreas Norlen (L) meets with Moderate party leader Ulf Kristersson (R) at the Parliament in Stockholm on September 27, 2018.

Swedish Leaders Will Try Anything to Shut Out the Far-Right

No one wants to enter a coalition with the Sweden Democrats, so the country is resorting to desperate and untested measures to form a new government.

Russian President Vladimir Putin appears on a computer screen in an internet cafe in Moscow on July 6, 2006. (Denis Sinyakov/AFP/Getty Images)

Battling the Bots

Analysts are increasingly using artificial intelligence to track Russian disinformation campaigns.

A Yemeni child suffering from severe malnutrition is weighed at a treatment centre in a hospital in Yemen's northwestern Hajjah province, on November 7, 2018. ESSA AHMED/AFP/Getty Images

Security Brief: Yemen Refueling Halt Won’t Satisfy Critics; Israeli Covert Operation Exposed

Critics urge the Trump administration to do more to end the violence in Yemen, a covert Israeli operation into Gaza turns deadly, China reveals the missiles on its J-20 stealth fighter jet, and more.

A protester demonstrates against the war in Yemen and the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi outside the Saudi Embassy in London on Oct. 25. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Trump’s One Step Back on Yemen Won’t Satisfy Critics

The U.S. will end refueling support for the Saudi-led coalition in the war.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to press at the State Department in Washington on Oct. 23. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Pompeo to Tap New Envoy for Troubled Central African Region

Pompeo has reversed his predecessor’s policy of eliminating special envoy posts.

Sudanese Foreign Minister Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed gives a press conference in Khartoum on June 24. (Ashraf Shazly/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Administration Gives Sudan a Way to Come in From the Cold

The United States should stop listing Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism, Sudanese foreign minister tells FP, as Khartoum seeks to boost its crumbling economy.

From left, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Rep. Eliot Engel, and Rep. Adam Schiff on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 15, 2017. (Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images)

House Dems to Turn the Screws on Trump’s State Department

The new Congress will flex its oversight muscles on everything from mismanagement at the State Department to questions about Trump’s finances.

Democratic candidate Elaine Luria speaks to a room full of supporters after upsetting incumbent Republican Scott Taylor to win Virginia's 2nd Congressional District in Virginia Beach on Nov. 6. (Stephen M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

Wave of Women and Younger Vets Head to Capitol Hill

People who served after the 9/11 attacks will make up more than half of the veterans on Capitol Hill come January.

A person walks past a 12-story building alleged in a report on Feb. 19, 2013, by the internet security firm Mandiant as the home of a Chinese military-led hacking group after the firm reportedly traced a host of cyberattacks to the building in Shanghai's northern suburb of Gaoqiao. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

In Chinese Spy Ops, Something Old, Something New

Indictments reveal how Beijing mixes traditional spycraft with cyberespionage to steal U.S. technology.

A woman holds a baby as she walks on a street in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa on Oct. 14. (Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)

Watchdog Warns of Islamic State Resurgence

The Pentagon’s inspector general sounds the alarm amid new violence in Syria.

Poll workers help voters at polling station during early voting for the mid-term elections in the Lakeview Terrace neighborhood of Los Angeles, California on November 4, 2018. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Security Brief: Watching for Election Meddling in Midterms; Iran Sanctions Return

Everything you need to know about how influence operations against the election are strangely quiet and how Washington is struggling to implement its pressure campaign against Tehran.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday announced limited waivers for Iranian oil sales, but stressed U.S. intentions of applying “maximum pressure,” Washington, May 21, 2018. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

U.S. to Allow Some Iranian Oil Sales—For Now

With sanctions kicking in Monday, the administration still aims for zero oil exports from Iran but wants to avoid spiking price of crude.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert at a ministerial meeting on religious freedom in Washington on July 26. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Trump Considers Diplomatic Novice for U.N. Ambassador

The U.S. president says State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is under serious consideration.

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis addresses a press conference in Prague on Oct. 28. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Pushes for Cease-Fire in Yemen

The secretaries of defense and state call for an end to the violence.

An C-17 Globemaster III aircrew with the 3rd Airlift Squadron load cargo in support of Operation Faithful Patriot at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on Oct. 29. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe M. Wockenfuss)

Both Sides Are Overselling Trump’s Troop Deployment to the Border

The active-duty troops will mostly be putting up razor wire and moving border police.

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