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Crimean Tatars light candles during a memorial ceremony in Kiev on May 18, 2016, in commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of the deportation of the indigenous population of Crimea by the Soviet Union.

Who Will Speak for the Tatars?

When Russia seized Crimea in 2014, a crackdown on the Muslim minority ensued.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Russian President Vladimir Putin walk past a portrait of founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini as they arrive for a press conference after meeting in Tehran on Sept. 7, 2018.

Iran Is Scaring Off Its Friends, Too

Even Tehran’s sympathizers in Europe and Asia are leery of its latest shifts in policy.

People check their mobile phones next to Huawei advertising in Shanghai, China, on May 10.

Huawei Ban Takes Effect

The U.S. ban of Huawei escalates the trade war with China, government and opposition representatives for Venezuela return to the negotiating table, and U.S. lawmakers fear skewed intelligence on Iran.

Sudanese protesters wave flags during a sit-in outside military headquarters in Khartoum on May 15.

Sudan’s Transition Talks Suspended

The transition in Sudan is put on hold amid violence, Europe balks at the U.S. military response to Iran, and the United States hits Chinese firm Huawei with sanctions.

Traditional Russian wooden nesting dolls depicting U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin at a gift shop in central Moscow on July 6, 2017.

‘In Russia We Have Total Nepotism’

A conversation with Karina Orlova, the Washington correspondent for the Echo of Moscow.

An old billboard displaying a U.S. flag stands on the United States’ side of the U.S.-Mexico border in California on April 3.

The Age of Nostalgia

Liberals shouldn’t leave emotion to the right-wing populists.

An Atlas 5 rocket carrying the U.S. Navy's second Mobile User Objective System satellite launches at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on July 19, 2013.

The New Space Race

The latest front in a return to Cold War rivalry is the effort to build an all-American rocket for military launches.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo boards a plane before departing London Stansted Airport on May 9, 2019.

Pompeo Goes to Russia

Mike Pompeo meets his counterpart in Russia, violence flares as the military and protesters hash out a transitional government in Sudan, and the U.S.-China trade war rumbles on.

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington is pictured on Nov. 7, 2018.

U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline

Washington and Berlin face off again over Nord Stream 2 as European ships are targeted.

Iranian demonstrators raise placards as they chant anti-US slogans during a rally in Tehran on May 10.

Iran’s Rhetoric Heats Up

Iran responds to U.S. military presence in the Gulf, China and the United States reach a deadlock in the trade war, and what to watch in the world this week.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, attend a joint press conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, on March 15, 2013.

Lukashenko Is ‘Selling Belarus, Piece by Piece, to Russia’

The Belarusian leader may forge a “union state” with Moscow, says former political opponent Andrei Sannikov.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, talks with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as they meet on the sidelines of the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Rovaniemi, Finland, on May 6.

On Eve of Russia Trip, Pompeo Squelches Criticism of Moscow

State Department quietly takes down a statement blaming Russia for coup attempt in Montenegro.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln sails with the Abraham Lincoln and John C. Stennis carrier strike groups as they conduct carrier strike force operations in the U.S. 6th fleet.

U.S. Digs in Deeper in Middle East With New Hardware

As a warning to Iran, United States deployed additional military forces to the region on Friday, including the USS Arlington and a Patriot missile battery.

Excerpts of a letter by Paul Whelan, seen in Moscow on March 14, and a note transcribed by his lawyer.

American Held in Moscow Says Arrest Is Retaliation for Russia Sanctions

Paul Whelan’s letters home only deepen the mystery surrounding his detention.

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How to Win America’s Next War

The United States faces great-power enemies. It needs a military focused on fighting them.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad inspect a military parade during their visit to the Russian air base in Hmeimim in the northwestern Syrian province of Latakia on Dec. 11, 2017.

Russia’s Payback Will Be Syria’s Reconstruction Money

But international donors—and Bashar al-Assad—aren't playing along yet.

Members of Charles Company from the 1st Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment, deployed on Operation Nanook-Nunalivut, take part in austere runway training near Resolute Bay, Nunavut, on March 28.

Vanguards of the Thawing Arctic

After two decades of war in the desert, Canadian troops must relearn how to operate in the frozen north.

U.S. Navy Adm. James Stavridis speaks at the re-establishment ceremony for the 4th Fleet at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Florida, on July 12, 2008.

Venezuela Is at a ‘Tipping Point’

The former head of U.S. Southern Command says, despite the failed uprising, Maduro’s regime is crumbling.

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