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An FBI crest inside the J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 3, 2007. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

The FBI Is Dismantling Its War Crimes Unit

The closure has raised concerns that perpetrators of torture and genocide will be free to act with impunity.

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine accused of espionage and arrested in Russia, speaks with his lawyers from inside a defendant's cage during a hearing at a court in Moscow on Jan. 22. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

American Held in Moscow a Prisoner to Paperwork

Paul Whelan’s family can’t discuss his case with the U.S. Embassy until he returns a signed waiver.

Engineers from the 937th Clearance Company prepare to place concertina wire on the Arizona-Mexico border wall on Dec. 1, 2018. (U.S. Army photo by 2nd Lt. Corey Maisch)

Trump Declares National Emergency in ‘Slap in the Face to Military Families’

The president will divert billions that would have gone to military construction projects.

The symbol of the euro, the currency of the eurozone, stands illuminated in Frankfurt, Germany, on Jan. 21, 2015. (Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)

The EU’s Dirty Money Blacklist: North Korea, Syria, and… Puerto Rico?

In the latest showdown between Brussels and Washington, the U.S. Treasury Department instructed American banks to ignore new EU anti-money laundering directives.

Maverick, an American shorthair, keeps his claw on the mouse as he uses a computer at a press preview for the Cat Fanciers’ Association show at Madison Square Garden in New York on Oct. 10, 2007. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Meet ‘Charming Kitten,’ the Iranian Hackers Linked to Air Force Defector

Monica Witt fled to Iran and was indicted for espionage—alongside an Iranian hacking luminary.

A view of the border wall between Mexico and the United States, in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on Jan. 19, 2018.
(Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump May Have $21 Billion in Military Funds Available for the Wall

The president plans to sign a federal spending bill and declare a national emergency to bankroll his long-promised border wall.

President Hassan Rouhani speaks to the Iranian parliament in Tehran on Dec. 25, 2018. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran’s Economy Is Crumbling, but Collapse Is a Long Way Off

Things will only get worse under Trump’s sanctions, but China, India, and other countries are still defiantly buying oil.

Sophia the Robot is seen onstage before a discussion by Hanson Robotics about Sophia's multiple intelligences and artificial intelligence at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong on July 10, 2018. (Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images)

No, the Pentagon Is Not Working on Killer Robots—Yet

A strategy plan for using AI is more focused instead on firefighting and preventative maintenance.

U.S. President Donald Trump congratulates his son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner after the swearing-in of senior staff at the White House on Jan. 22, 2017. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Jared Kushner and the Art of Humiliation

Trump’s son-in-law has become known as a deal-maker. But with the Palestinians, his approach appears to be take it or leave it.

U.S. President Donald Trump (left) and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban stand at a NATO summit in Brussels on May 25, 2017.  (Danny Gys/AFP/Getty Images)

When European Countries Retreat From Democracy, How Should the U.S. Respond?

The question looms large during Pompeo’s visit to Central Europe.

Members of the U.S. Army 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, transport heavy combat equipment including Bradley Fighting Vehicles at the railway station near the Rukla military base in Lithuania on Oct. 4, 2014. (Petras Malukas/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon Seeks Massive Increase for ‘Slush Fund’ War Account

Contingency coffers could reach levels not seen since the Iraq surge.

The main antenna of a Chinese deep space ground station in the Neuquén province, Argentina. (Argentina Presidency of the Nation)

U.S. Military Warns of Threat From Chinese-Run Space Station in Argentina

Defense officials are worried about a remote compound Beijing says helped it land on the far side of the moon.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron were all smiles just weeks ago on Jan. 22, but that could change after Paris bucked Berlin’s hopes of building a Russian pipeline. (Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images)

France and Germany Face Off Over Russian Pipeline

Though Berlin badly wants it built, Paris is set to side with the EU on new rules intended to contain Moscow.

Heavy pollution surrounds the China Central Television (CCTV) headquarters building in Beijing on Jan. 18, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinese Media Targeted in Foreign Agent Crackdown

CCTV’s U.S. arm agrees to register as an agent of the Chinese government.

Ilham Ahmed, co-chair of the Syrian Democratic Council, delivers a speech in Paris on Dec. 21, 2018. (Stephane De Sakuyin/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian Kurdish Leader Asks U.S. to Save Her People From ‘Catastrophe’

As Assad consolidates power, Kurds want autonomy in northeastern Syria.

The Trump administration nominated David Malpass as the new head of the World Bank after President Jim Yong Kim abruptly stepped down. (Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)

Will David Malpass Run the World Bank or Ruin It?

Trump taps a critic of the world’s biggest development bank to be its next president.

U.S. President Donald Trump, with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence looking on, delivers the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 5. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Top Foreign-Policy Takeaways From Trump’s State of the Union

What the president said—and didn’t say—about America’s place in the world.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at a press briefing in the State Department in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 1. (Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)

The INF Treaty Is Dead. Is New START Next?

Experts worry about a new arms race after U.S. withdrawal from nuclear pact.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, right, gives flowers to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the presidential residence in Minsk on Feb. 11, 2015. (Maxim Malinovsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Shhh! Belarus Wants You to Think It’s Turning Over a New Leaf

Minsk’s muddled media clampdown could jeopardize warming of relations with the West.

A cleaner in front of a store selling Huawei products in Beijing on Jan. 29. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Who Benefits From the U.S. Crackdown on Huawei?

Rival companies could get a boost—or face a backlash from China.

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