No Plans to Withdraw U.S. Troops Even After ISIS Defeat
A 'tactical campaign masquerading as strategy' needs to find one now.
Amid Chaos in Trump White House, Diplomats Turn to Pence
Diplomat in Trump’s Washington? Step into the vice president’s office.
A Turf War Is Tearing Apart the Intel Community’s Watchdog Office
Internal scuffling threatens to dismantle the Intelligence Community Inspector General.
Armageddon by Accident
Trump and Kim’s brinkmanship raises the danger of an accidental conflict on the Korean Peninsula.
Iraqi-Kurdish Clash in Kirkuk Opens Door to More Iranian Influence
Iraqi Kurdistan’s referendum sparked a showdown with Baghdad, leaving Washington fighting the Islamic State and Tehran taking advantage.
For Years, U.N. Was Warned of Threat to Rohingya in Myanmar
Myanmar’s Muslim crackdown “has been decades in the making.”
Trump Threatens to Nuke Iran Deal Unless Congress, Allies Get Tougher With Tehran
Now lawmakers will have to decide whether to re-impose economic sanctions on Iran.
As U.S. Retreats From World Organizations, China Steps in to Fill the Void
Beijing is trying to repurpose abandoned international agencies like UNESCO to serve its strategic interests — such as controlling the internet.
Will Republicans End Up Fixing Immigration After All?
Trump took aim at the Obama-era DACA program. Now, reform-minded conservatives are scrambling to find their own immigration solutions.
Trump to Chart Hawkish Course on Iran
By telling Congress the nuclear deal is not in the U.S. interest, the White House is gambling on European help to roll back Iranian influence.
Abandoning Iranian Nuclear Deal Could Lead to New Wave of Cyberattacks
If Trump walks away from the pact, Tehran could see “retribution against Western targets.”
Baghdad Stops Flights to Erbil, Kurds Talk ‘Unilateral’ Independence
The war of words in Iraq is escalating, but Baghdad has not yet cut off oil exports or shifted troops.
Did Madrid Score an Own Goal in the Catalan Referendum?
Spain’s heavy-handed response may have actually shored up support for Catalan independence.
Lawmakers Demand U.S. Withdrawal From Saudi-Led War in Yemen
Bipartisan bill proposes halting military assistance to air war in Yemen unless Congress votes on U.S. role.
Kurdish Bid for Greater Sovereignty Sparks Backlash From Baghdad
After overwhelming “yes” vote on independence, Kurds remain defiant in the face of threats to close borders and choke exports.
Trump to Cut Number of Refugees in U.S. by More Than Half
A long, contentious internal debate concludes with the lowest quota in almost 40 years.
Iraqi Kurds Vote for Independence Over U.S. Objections
Erbil has plenty of backers in Washington. Just not for independence.
Trump Will Be Hard-Pressed to Get Allies to Stop Buying Iran’s Oil
Hawks want to reimpose the economic pressure Iran faced before the nuclear deal — but they probably won’t be able to.
Voters Shatter Germany’s Centrist Politics
But that could actually be a good thing, ending “too much consensus.”
As Cholera-Wracked Yemen Starves, Saudis Paint Rosy Picture of Their Relief Efforts
Aid organizations, rights groups, and lawmakers have slammed Riyadh’s obstruction of aid deliveries.