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This photograph, posed as an illustration on May 12, 2017, shows the website of the NHS: East and North Hertfordshire notifying users of the aftermath of a cyberattack on its network taken in London.

Cyberdeterrence Needs People, Not Weapons

Mass mobilization might be the best line of defense in a world of online warfare.

Benjamin Netanyahu attends a memorial ceremony for Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, in Sde Boker, Israel on Nov. 14, 2010.

Netanyahu Keeps Winning Because He’s an Effective Leader

Israel’s prime minister has now served in the role for as long as the country’s founding father. Voters support him because they’re convinced he keeps them safe and reduces their international isolation.

Russian Sukhoi Su-35 and Su-34 military aircrafts fly above the Ivan the Great Bell Tower during a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade in central Moscow on May 4, 2017. (NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images)

After Rupture with U.S., Turkey Looks to Russia for Fighter Jets

Ankara may buy Moscow’s most advanced Su-57 after its expulsion from the F-35 program.

A Russian Antonov military cargo plane, carrying the S-400 missile system from Russia, is unloaded after landing at the Murted military airbase in Ankara on July 12, 2019.

Trump Set to Sanction Turkey

The administration has settled on a package of sanctions to punish Ankara for buying a Russian missile system.

Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten listens during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on April 11, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Trump’s Joint Chiefs Nominee Accused of Sexual Misconduct

News of the allegations surfaces at a time of unusual turmoil in the Pentagon’s top ranks.

An Iranian woman walks past a mural painting depicting the late founder of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in the Iranian capital Tehran on June 25, 2019.

Iran Moves Forward on Enrichment

The latest breach could significantly reduce the time it will take Tehran to amass enough weapons-grade uranium for a nuclear weapon.

A Palestinian policeman stands guard near a banner bearing portrait of Pope Francis and Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas displayed in the Church of Nativity, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, on May 19, 2014.

Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas Need Each Other to Survive

Israel needs the Palestinian Authority’s security cooperation to avoid another intifada—and without security ties to Israel and the funding that comes with it, the PA could cease to exist.

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China’s Overrated Technocrats

Beijing is famous for putting engineers and scientists in charge. But that doesn’t make for better leaders.

A wine vessel attributed to the Niobid Painter of Athens.

Pandora’s Vox

Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks anticipated robots and artificial intelligence—and they didn’t trust them.

Protesters gather in front of the White House to speak out against a possible war with Iran on June 23.

Iran-Linked Hackers Said to Be Ready for Attacks on U.S. Targets

Even if real war doesn’t start, a cyberwar may soon be underway, experts say.

The logo of Huawei is seen next to a Chinese flag in Shanghai on Oct. 1, 2014.

A Semiconducted Trade War

Reagan waged his own trade war against an Asian tech competitor. Here’s how it went—and what that means for Trump’s battle against Huawei.

Members of the first group of 10 Democratic presidential candidates take the stage for the first debate of the 2020 campaign in Miami-Dade County, Florida, on June 26.

Democrats Clash on Top National Security Threats

The candidates also sparred about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and the war in Afghanistan.

The stage for the first U.S. Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, on June 26,

Democrats Face a Defense Spending Conundrum

The U.S. foreign-policy establishment shouldn’t balk at pledges to roll back national security commitments.

U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the White House after a weekend in Camp David on June 23, 2019 in Washington.

Trump Finds His Red Line on Iran

The U.S. military launched cyberattacks against Tehran in response to the shootdown of a U.S. drone.

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