The Kremlin is filling the vacuum created by the U.S. retreat from the Middle East—now, with a buffer zone in Idlib.
Catch up on everything you need to know about Russian military exercises, a Taliban experiment in governance, and a South Korean diplomatic offensive.
The short answer: Looming shortfalls from Venezuela and Iran.
Despite mounting violence, the United States will continue supporting airstrikes against Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
Washington is levying more tariffs, leaving Beijing to retaliate in other painful ways, from Iran to North Korea.
The administration is worried about lingering Iranian and Russian influence in Syria.
A top Middle East diplomat’s confirmation has been blocked in the Senate as new Syria strikes loom.
Catch up on everything you need to know about a possible military strike against Assad, the expansion of the CIA’s shadowy drone mission against militants in Africa under Trump, and all the latest from North Korea.
U.S. leaders have almost unchecked powers in a crisis. But the bureaucracy has ways to gum up the system.
Mari Stull, a wine blogger-turned-Trump appointee, is the subject of two investigations into allegations of reprisals and bullying at the State Department.
The troubled agency is charged with responding to Russian influence operations.
Germany and France complain that the U.S. is abusing sanctions power to bully even its allies.
Deployment of armed drones in Niger coincides with a new U.S. plan to withdraw some troops.
Catch up on everything you need to know about the inaugural U.S.-India ministerial dialogue in New Delhi this week, the U.S. Navy’s big step toward building a new unmanned tanker, and more.