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.
Venezuela Is Armed to the Hilt
The country has assembled one of the largest stockpiles of weapons in the Western Hemisphere. Here’s how to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.
It’s Not Too Late to Stop Turkey From Realigning With Russia
Strains in U.S.-Turkish relations are leading Erdogan into Putin’s embrace. Smart diplomacy and defense assistance can bring America’s NATO ally back into the fold.
Trump Is Sending Guns South as Migrants Flee North
The administration’s push to weaken oversight of gun exports could worsen the Central American refugee crisis.
Russia’s New Missiles Are Aimed at the U.S.
But Moscow’s hypersonic weapons may be more bark than bite.
Russia’s Conventional Weapons Are Deadlier Than Its Nukes
Withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty would take the United States one step forward and many steps back on international security.
It’s Not Too Late to Save the INF Treaty
No one should dismiss lightly an agreement that has helped keep the United States and its allies safe for a generation.
Trump’s Push to Boost Lethal Drone Exports Reaps Few Rewards
Sources say the U.S. Defense Department is stubbornly resisting the new rules.
Trump Thinks He’s Helping the U.S.-Saudi Relationship. He’s Hurting It.
By avoiding a credible investigation into Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, dismissing CIA findings, and failing to take advantage of his negotiating leverage, the American president has imperiled the future of an important strategic alliance.
A Million Mistakes a Second
Ultrafast computing is critical to modern warfare. But it also ensures a lot could go very wrong, very quickly.
How War Went Retro and the Pentagon Was Left Behind
The U.S. military has been trying — and failing — to buy a simple counterinsurgency aircraft for more than 10 years. Here’s what went wrong.
The Countries Where F-35 Sales Are Taking Off
Tracking the growing global fleet of stealth fighters.
Nukes Aren’t the End of North Korea’s Arsenal
Any deal needs to remember Pyongyang's range of deadly programs.
An Arms Deal Won’t Heal What Ails Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria’s president is trying to prove he can get from Washington what his predecessor couldn’t, but it might not be enough to get him re-elected.
China Has Already Won the Drone Wars
Chinese companies are proving that America is not first in the UAV export market. Can Trump roll that back?
How AI Could Destabilize Nuclear Deterrence
A new Rand Corp. report finds artificial intelligence could increase the risk of nuclear war.
Trump Is Moving in the Right Direction on North Korea
The risks of a summit remain high. But diplomacy works.
How Social Media Built the Case for Trump’s Strike on Syria
Evidence of chemical weapons used to require a chain of custody. Now, open-source intelligence is often enough.