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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at an East Room event on “second chance hiring” June 13, 2019 at the White House in Washington, DC.

Trump Weighs Military Options Against Iran

Officials are reportedly considering a proposal to send as many as 6,000 additional U.S. troops to the region.

Policemen and residents demonstrate in the office of the main policy labor union in Tunis, Tunisia on Oct. 28, 2013.

Tunisia’s Authoritarians Learn to Love Liberalism

Police unions are using their country’s newfound freedoms to protect themselves—and attack freedom fighters.

US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Poland's President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda watch as an F-35 fighter planes flies over the White House on June 12, 2019, in Washington DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Polish Message to NATO

New security agreement rewards Poland’s commitment to defense spending.

Guests look at Baidu's products at the annual Baidu World Technology Conference in Beijing on November 1, 2018.

AI Can Thrive in Open Societies

The belief that China’s surveillance gives it an advantage is misleading—and dangerous.

Russian S-400 air defence missile systems roll at Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow on May 9, 2016. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon Warns Turkey of Sanctions Over Russian Missile System

Decision to start ‘unwinding’ Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program is the latest sign of strained ties between the two nations.

President Donald Trump shows off posters as he talks with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Clash Coming Over Trump’s Arms Sales to Saudi, UAE

A bipartisan group of senators vowed to block the administration’s move to bypass Congress and expedite an $8 billion package.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II inspect a Guard of Honor at Windsor Castle on July 13, 2018.

Trump Arrives in London

Plus: Mexico prepares to meet U.S. officials over trade, a threat to Merkel's ruling coalition, and what to watch in the world this week.

The USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) destroyer (C) is moored in a dock at the Yokosuka Naval Base on June 01, 2019 in Yokosuka, Japan. On Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump has denied any involvement the move to hide the Navy Ship USS John S. McCain during his recent visit to its home port in Yokosuka, after reports emerged of emails being exchanged about keeping the ship out of view. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)

Admiral Squashed White House Request to Hide USS John McCain

The debacle threatened to overshadow Patrick Shanahan’s first major speech on the international stage.

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe speaks during the second round of U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue on November 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Diao Haiyang/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)

U.S. and China Defense Chiefs to Meet in Singapore

The tete-a-tete on the sidelines of Asia’s leading security summit comes as Washington and Beijing clash on issues from cybersecurity to trade.

People walk across carpeting with the EU flag  at the German Christian Democrats (CDU) headquarters during European Parliament elections on May 26 in Berlin, Germany.

Leaders Meet Over EU’s Future

Plus: Netanyahu faces a deadline to form a coalition, a mass stabbing in Japan, and what to watch in the world this week.

People browse for items in a Huawei store in a shopping mall in Shanghai on May 22, 2019.

Huawei Faces Global Fallout From Trump Ban

The Chinese telecom giant is getting increasingly squeezed by American trade restrictions.

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The 5G Fight Is Bigger Than Huawei

A badly implemented ban would be a Pyrrhic victory at best.

A picture taken on May 13, 2019, shows the crude oil tanker, Amjad, which was one of two Saudi tankers that were damaged in mysterious attacks off the coast of the Gulf emirate of Fujairah.

U.S. Intel Indicates Iran Behind Tanker Sabotage

President Trump is warning armed conflict with Iran would be the country’s ‘official end.’

People check their mobile phones next to Huawei advertising in Shanghai, China, on May 10.

Huawei Ban Takes Effect

The U.S. ban of Huawei escalates the trade war with China, government and opposition representatives for Venezuela return to the negotiating table, and U.S. lawmakers fear skewed intelligence on Iran.

David Wang, executive director of Huawei's board, at the Huawei Beijing Executive Briefing Centre in Beijing on May 15, 2019. (

Huawei Ban Means the End of Global Tech

As the United States and China square off, firms will be forced to decouple.

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