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Mercenaries Hurt in U.S. Syria Strikes Treated at Russian Defense Hospitals
Scores of Russian mercenaries wounded in U.S. strikes in Syria are being treated at Defense Ministry hospitals.
NATO Salutes Europe’s Defense Budget Increases
The head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization hailed its first annual review of members’ defense-spending plans amid persistent U.S. calls for European allies to foot more of the collective
What Keeps the B-52 ‘Stratosaurus’ Airborne?
The Air Force says it sees a mission for the 1950s-era bomber until 2050. How can that be?
The Myth of Normal America
The remaining hope for all Americans of good sense, more than a year into Donald J. Trump’s already interminable spin in office, was that the president and his brand of politics would turn out to be a
U.S. Denies Plan for ‘Bloody Nose’ Strike on North Korea
The Trump administration doesn't have a “bloody nose” strategy focused on a military strike against North Korea, according to senators who've been briefed by the White House.
A Desperate Housewife, a Pick-Up Artist, and a Grandmother Go to War In this Week's Best Comics
We here at io9 love nothing more than sitting down with a stack of comic books and just getting lost in the fantasy and adventure of worlds nothing like our own. We’ve always covered comics that
U.S.-Russia Tension Flares Over Nuclear Arms Control Now at Risk
As tensions escalate between Russia and the U.S., the nuclear-armed former Cold War rivals are risking the future of decades-old arms control agreements that have helped to keep a strategic balance
Russia Warns U.S. Not to ‘Play With Fire’ in Syrian Conflict
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the Trump administration not to “play with fire” as he lashed out at the U.S. over what he described as its “provocative” support for autonomy-seeking
White House Considers Citing Russian Deaths in Syria as Sign of U.S. Resolve
The Trump administration is considering citing the deaths of scores of Russian mercenaries in a Feb. 7 battle with U.S.-backed forces in Syria as evidence of the president’s tough stance toward the
Trump Wants to Turn Space Into a Free-Market Paradise
America’s regulations for off-planet activity were written in the 1980s. They’re about to be remade with a capitalist bent.
Trump Favors Commerce’s Harshest Steel and Aluminum Tariffs, Sources Say
President Donald Trump has told confidants that he wants to impose the harshest tariffs on steel and aluminum imports recommended by the Commerce Department, according to three people familiar with
Globalization Has Created a Chinese Monster
Xi Jinping's dictatorship isn't what the end of history was supposed to look like.
Step Aside, James Bond: The Strange Stories of Espionage Animals
It's no secret that espionage and spycraft are common tools in the murky realm of geopolitics -- but not every spy is some sort of James Bond type character in a bespoke suit with a penchant for
Why Russia Would Specifically Choose to Threaten Florida With a Nuclear Blast
Shocking video of an 'invincible' weapon changes the tone of the U.S./Russian relationship.
The State Department Needs Rehab
American diplomacy is losing its battle with the Trump administration — but it can still win the war.
I’m Sorry for Creating the ‘Gerasimov Doctrine’
I was the first to write about Russia’s infamous high-tech military strategy. One small problem: it doesn't exist.
Trump Allies Dash to Avert Possible Trade Wars
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Sergei Skripal: does revenge for treason lie behind harm to ex-spy?
Observers note ominous pattern of ‘bad luck’ befalling family of pardoned Russian colonel Inside a van, and rattling towards the airport, Sergei Skripal was in high spirits. It was July 2010. Without
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It's All Xi, All the Time in China as Party Influence Expands
“Chairman Xi is a descendant of the revolution,” said Liu Yanbin, as he paid a visit to a Chinese revolutionary shrine in Xibaipo, some 350 kilometers (220 miles) from Beijing.
I Knew the Cold War. This Is No Cold War.
Everyone's favorite historical analogy makes for disastrous foreign policy today.