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A portrait of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with shoe marks over it during a demonstration in support of the Iranian people amid a wave of protests spreading throughout Iran in Paris on Jan. 3, 2018.

Iran Sends a Threat, and Europe Scrambles

Some diplomats and experts worry the nuclear deal is on the verge of unraveling.

Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prior to their talks at the Far Eastern Federal University campus on Russky Island in Vladivostok, Russia, on April 25.

What Putin Said to Kim

A transcript of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s remarks about his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Books in Brief

Recent releases on Richard Holbrooke, America’s hidden empire, and the untold story of Chernobyl.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8. (Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images)

With Trump’s Talks Faltering, Putin Wants In on the North Korea Game

Meeting Kim Jong Un may be the Russian leader’s latest effort to undermine the Americans.

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Only Women Can Stop the Apocalypse

Men make nuclear weapons more dangerous. So why do they still dominate the field?

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., on April 26. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley)

Will Congress Let Trump Build More Nuclear Weapons?

The administration and Capitol Hill are on a collision course over the future of U.S. nukes.

Art depicting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump is on display at local stores during their summit in Hanoi on Feb. 28. (Linh Pham/Getty Images)

Trump and Kim Need to Go Small

Hanoi flopped because of unrealistic expectations.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un hold a bilateral meeting during the second U.S.-North Korea summit in Hanoi on Feb. 28. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Offers Clumsy Olive Branch to North Korea

Experts say the U.S. president seems desperate to rescue his promise of a nuclear deal.

Workers spray contaminated houses within the “no-go” cordon around Chernobyl (Igor Kostin/Sygma via Getty Images)

Meltdown at Chernobyl

On the podcast: A journalist reconstructs the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

Russian Defense Ministry officials show off the Russia's 9M729 cruise missile at the military Patriot Park outside Moscow on Jan. 23. (Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Begins Work on New Missiles as Trump Scraps Treaty With Russia

Some worry the deployment of these weapons could spark a nonnuclear missile race.

A B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber flies over the Indian Ocean after completing a mission over Iraq on March 27, 2003. (Cherie A. Thurlby/U.S. Air Force/Getty Images)

Air Force’s $166 Billion Budget Would Help Revamp U.S. Nuclear Deterrent

The service would get a significant increase in research and development dollars.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their second summit in Hanoi on Feb. 28. (Vietnam News Agency/Handout/Getty Images)

The Hanoi Talks Failed. But That Could Be a Blessing in Disguise.

Former President Barack Obama’s arms control czar says Trump gained by showing he’s “not a soft touch.”

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seen at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on March 1. (Minh Hoang/AFP/Getty Images)

There’s a Silver Lining in the Clouds Over the North Korea Negotiations

The failure of high-level discussions may force Washington and Pyongyang to start more effective working-level talks.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold a meeting during the second U.S.-North Korea summit in Hanoi on Feb. 28. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Pompeo: Time to ‘Regroup’ After Vietnam Summit

North Korea disputes Trump's account of what went wrong in Vietnam. Can diplomats salvage Trump's ultimate deal with Kim Jong Un?

Sarees bearing the image of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a shop in Mumbai on Feb. 19. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

Amid Re-Election Campaign, Modi Takes the Fight to Pakistan

India’s apparently done tolerating terrorist havens across the Pakistani border—but the showdown risks a nuclear escalation.

Pakistani Wing Commander Bilal presents sweets to Indian Border Security Force Commandant Sudeep during a ceremony to celebrate Pakistan's Independence Day at the India-Pakistan Wagah border post on Aug. 14, 2018. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)

New Delhi and Islamabad Don’t Want Fire and Fury

As hostilities between India and Pakistan escalate, leaders in both countries are very aware of the risks of a nuclear catastrophe.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton listen to President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, DC, on Oct. 11, 2018. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

The Real North Korea Summit Is Inside the Trump Administration

It’s clear by now what North Korea is willing to offer in nuclear negotiations. The question is what the United States makes of it.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walks with U.S. President Donald Trump during a break in talks at their summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

North Korea Needs a Real Deal, Not a Trump Special

The Hanoi summit can be a step forward—if both sides commit.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (left) offers a silent prayer during the 73rd anniversary memorial service for the atomic bomb victims at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Aug. 6, 2018. (JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

In Trump’s World, Nukes Are Self-Defense

As the Japan-U.S. alliance weakens, could Tokyo drop its nuclear weapons ban?

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