The Islamic State’s New Afterlife
Sunday’s attack in Sri Lanka is just the latest evidence of the group’s persistent influence.
Trump’s Big Iran Oil Gamble
By seeking to cut Iranian exports to zero, the U.S. president is taking a major economic and political risk.
What the Mueller Report Tells Us About Russia’s Designs on 2020
Political chaos in Washington is what Moscow was hoping for all along, U.S. intelligence officials say. And the Kremlin would like to create more of it.
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.
Trump’s Yemen Veto Could Still Cost Saudis
Democratic lawmaker mulls sanctioning Saudis tied to the humanitarian blockade on the war-torn country.
Five Questions Mueller Couldn’t Answer About the Russian Connection
The special counsel doesn’t have all the answers.
The Trials of Patrick Shanahan
After months of uncertainty, Trump’s acting defense secretary is making his presence felt inside the administration.
Fearing Populism, France and Germany Flee Into the Past
Europe’s top economies are trying to take on China and the United States by resurrecting industrial policy. Brussels is not happy.
The Maddening Limbo of Paul Whelan
Four months into the former U.S. Marine’s detention in Moscow, Washington is struggling to help free him—or even get him answers.
Military Factions Vie for Power After Coup in Sudan
Protesters vow to press on until they gain civilian rule.
Washington Tries a Softer Approach in Anti-Huawei Campaign
The Trump administration claims progress in signing up European allies in the fight against Beijing.
In Sudan, a Transition to Democracy or a Military Power Play?
Omar al-Bashir’s three-decade rule is over, but demonstrators reject the army’s plan.
Brussels Bets a Delay Until Halloween Will Spook Britons into Staying
With support for Brexit eroding, EU leaders hope the long postponement will kill the plan for good.
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.
How Japan Became the Adult at the Trade Table
While Washington withdraws from multilateral deals, Tokyo has been uncharacteristically leading efforts to save them.
U.S. Lawmakers Talk Turkey to Ankara
New legislation is aimed at forcing the recalcitrant NATO ally back into the fold.
How Two U.S. Presidents Reshaped America’s Policy Toward Sudan
As thousands protest the Bashir regime, Washington has helped legitimize it.
U.S. Eyes Plans to Cut Diplomatic Staff in Afghanistan, Iraq
Officials say it's time to shift diplomatic resources to countering China and Russia.
In Trump’s Economy, the Invisible Hand Belongs to the Government
The state’s role in the U.S. economy has expanded dramatically under President Trump, even as he pushes China to exert less control.
Congress Is Finally Done With the War in Yemen
U.S. lawmakers are making a historic push for peace. But a Trump veto is all but assured.