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Ukraine's then-president, Petro Poroshenko, listens to then-presidential candidate and comedian Volodymyr Zelensky during an election debate in Kiev on April 19.

Once Again, Ukraine Steps Into the Unknown

A comedian-turned-president, a rockstar-turned-party leader, and a sea of new faces in the parliament: Meet the new political reality in Ukraine.

An F-35 Lightning II fighter jet lands at the Payerne Air Base in Switzerland on June 7.

The United States and Turkey Peer Over the Cliff

With the cancellation of F-35 sales to Turkey, relations between Washington and Ankara have reached a new low. Here are our top reads on how things got so bad—and what comes next.

This photograph, posed as an illustration on May 12, 2017, shows the website of the NHS: East and North Hertfordshire notifying users of the aftermath of a cyberattack on its network taken in London.

Cyberdeterrence Needs People, Not Weapons

Mass mobilization might be the best line of defense in a world of online warfare.

Central American migrants cross the Rio Bravo river in Ciudad Juarez, State of Chihuahua, Mexico, on July 15, 2019.

Trump Seeks to Shut Down Asylum at Southern Border

Plus: China's economy slows, Erdogan readies for S-400 deployment, and the other stories we’re following today.

Mexican National Guard members stand watch along the banks of the Suchiate River to prevent crossings to and from Tecun Uman in Guatemala, on July 3.

Guatemala Cancels on Trump

Plus: Iran says it will talk—if U.S. sanctions end, Italy presents a migration plan, and what to watch in the world this week.

Protesters take part in a rally in Kowloon in Hong Kong on July 7.

Can Hong Kong Export Its Protest Movement?

Plus: Russian missiles headed for Turkey, U.S. immigration raids, and the other stories we’re following today.

From left, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, and then-British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at the EU headquarters in Brussels on May 15, 2018.

How Europe Can Save What’s Left of the Iran Nuclear Deal

With the help of Russia and China, European leaders can prevent the total collapse of the 2015 agreement—and keep the region safer.

A scene from season 1 of HBO’s 'Chernobyl.'

‘Chernobyl’ Shows How the Soviets Squashed Scientists

The brutal legacy of industrialization left the “scientific-technical intelligentsia” in the cold.

Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Kazem Gharib Abadi give a press conference after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors meeting in Vienna on July 10.

Iran Faces New U.S. Sanctions Threat

Plus: A chemical weapons investigation in Syria, pension reform in Brazil, and the other stories we’re following today.

Libyans gather during the funeral of fighters loyal to the Government of National Accord in the capital of Tripoli on April 24.

The Evolution of a Russian Troll

Alexander Malkevich, whose employees were detained in Libya, is part of Moscow’s efforts to create a “concert of chaos” around the globe.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt take part in the ITV debate on July 9 in Salford, England.

The Brexit Debate Never Ends

Plus: Japan and South Korea’s diplomatic dispute, Mexico’s new finance minister, and the other stories we’re following today.

French President Emmanuel Macron waits with British Prime Minister Theresa May for the U.N. Security Council meeting on Iran on September 26, 2018 in New York City.

What Can Europe Do About Iran?

Plus: Sudan’s final transition deal, Parliament’s plan to stop a no-deal Brexit, and what to watch in the world this week.

Protesters rest on the road on July 2 in Hong Kong, China.

Can Hong Kong Keep Resisting?

Plus: Iran raises the stakes, the European Union hopes to break deadlock, and the other stories we’re following today.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and government ministers react prior to the voting of the government resignation at the parliament in Kiev on Feb. 16, 2016.

The Death of Ukraine’s Liberals

Western-oriented reformers are about to get completely wiped out in parliamentary elections—and they have nobody to blame but themselves.

A family picture shows Andriy Oprysko, right, a 47-year-old seaman—one of 24 Ukrainian sailors who have been held captive by Moscow since the incident on the Kerch Strait—posing with his son, also named Andriy Oprysko.

Trump Meets Putin at G-20 While Ukrainian Sailors Remain Jailed

The U.S. president drew a red line when 24 Ukrainians were seized last year. Now his sit-down with the Russian president is back on.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He talk to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House on April 4.

Will China and the U.S. Resume Talks?

Plus: Iran's continuing war of words, Hong Kong activists eye G20 summit, and the other stories we’re following today.

Protesters hold signs Georgian flags during a rally in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi on June 21.

Georgian Dream Meets Georgia’s Nightmare

The party tried to improve ties with Russia. Then the public intervened.

White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner attends a conference on peace and security in the Middle East in February.

Kushner Launches Middle East Peace Plan

Plus: Ethiopia grapples with the aftermath of an attempted coup, Iran won’t negotiate with the U.S., and the other stories we’re following today.

A protester wearing a red eye patch attends a rally in front of the Georgian Parliament building in Tbilisi on June 21.

In Georgia’s Parliament, One Russian Too Many

Following violent unrest, the speaker of the Georgian Parliament steps down after a Russian lawmaker sat in his chair.

Brian Hook, the U.S. Special Representative for Iran, testifies before a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee at the Capitol in Washington on June 19.

What Comes Next With Iran

Plus: Another EU summit looks likely, Turkey prepares for mayoral election showdown, and the other stories we’re following today.

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