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Risk of Conflict in Northern Syria Between U.S., Turkey Rising

Risk of Conflict in Northern Syria Between U.S., Turkey Rising

Turkey says it’s talking to the Americans. The U.S. says it’s talking to the Turks. Politicians and generals in the two countries are in almost constant communication, judging by their public

5 Myths About the Nuclear Posture Review

Today, the Trump administration’s released its long-awaited Nuclear Posture Review. Already, myths of a nuclear Armageddon have monopolized the media space. In reality, the review is a... Read

North Korea Found to Have Made $200 Million by Dodging UN Sanctions

North Korea received almost $200 million between January and September 2017 from exports of coal, iron, steel and other commodities banned under UN Security Council resolutions meant to crack down on
Leaks, feasts and sex parties: How ‘Fat Leonard’ led to worst corruption scandal in Navy history

Leaks, feasts and sex parties: How ‘Fat Leonard’ led to worst corruption scandal in Navy history

In a case that ranks as the worst corruption scandal in Navy history, the Justice Department has charged 15 officers and one enlisted sailor who served on the USS Blue Ridge with taking bribes from or
China May Be Testing a Ship-Mounted Railgun

China May Be Testing a Ship-Mounted Railgun

As the U.S. commitment to its long-running railgun program appears ready to wane, China’s own program might be winding up, recent reports suggest.Read more...
Korean Hockey Teams Play Together in Show of Unity

Korean Hockey Teams Play Together in Show of Unity

Women ice hockey players from North Korea and South Korea donned the same uniform Sunday as their countries momentarily set aside months of tensions on the peninsula over Pyongyang’s nuclear and

11 Historical Moments That Gave Us President Trump

This story was originally published by TomDispatch. The present arrives out of a past that we are too quick to forget, misremember, or enshroud in myth. Yet like it or not, the present is the product
Pakistan's Premier Sees No Military Solution to Afghanistan War

Pakistan's Premier Sees No Military Solution to Afghanistan War

There’s no military solution to the long-running conflict in Afghanistan, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said, warning little progress would be made until all sides entered into peace
US military explores using sea life to spot threats

US military explores using sea life to spot threats

The sea is potentially full of undersea military threats, and that makes it daunting to detect them all using hardware. The scale and cost would be utterly impractical. DARPA, however, has a potential
Islamic State, al-Qaeda Support Fuels Attacks in West Africa

Islamic State, al-Qaeda Support Fuels Attacks in West Africa

Islamist militant groups in West Africa’s Sahel region are using increased support from al-Qaeda and Islamic State and enhanced cooperation among themselves to carry out more sophisticated and deadly
DARPA Plans To Use Marine Life To Monitor The Ocean For Threats

DARPA Plans To Use Marine Life To Monitor The Ocean For Threats

The ocean is vast and very, very deep, which means that we still have a lot to learn when it comes to learning how to traverse it. This means that monitoring the ocean for threats can be a daunting
Memo Sparring Reveals U.S. Midterm Battle Lines

Memo Sparring Reveals U.S. Midterm Battle Lines

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Lauri Love Wins Extradition Appeal Over U.S. Hacking Charges

Lauri Love Wins Extradition Appeal Over U.S. Hacking Charges

Lauri Love, a U.K. computer activist accused of hacking into U.S. government computers and stealing data, won his appeal against his extradition to America, after a High Court judge ruled he shouldn’t
The Dangers (and Opportunities) of 2018: Views From the Democratic Sideline

The Dangers (and Opportunities) of 2018: Views From the Democratic Sideline

Foreign-policy veterans on what to hope for and fear in Trump's second year.

As the Islamic State dwindles, US withdraws troops from Iraq

Following the Iraqi government’s declaration of victory over the Islamic State, the U.S. has begun to withdraw troops from Iraq, officials told the Associated Press…
Pence Signals Openness to Talks With North Korea at Olympics

Pence Signals Openness to Talks With North Korea at Olympics

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence declined to rule out talks with North Korean officials while attending Winter Olympics events in South Korea, even as he urged the isolated regime to abandon it nuclear
Zimbabwe Opposition Leader’s Cancer Worsens, Official Says

Zimbabwe Opposition Leader’s Cancer Worsens, Official Says

The health of Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, has worsened, a senior party official said.
U.S. Needs Allies in Era of Great Power Rivalry, Air Force Says

U.S. Needs Allies in Era of Great Power Rivalry, Air Force Says

The U.S. is facing a renewal of great power competition that requires its military to present “credible” options to civilian leaders that can be acted upon, the Air Force chief of staff said.
Israel Seeks Peace But Is Ready for Any Scenario, Netanyahu Says

Israel Seeks Peace But Is Ready for Any Scenario, Netanyahu Says

While Israel seeks peace, it’s prepared for any scenario, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday, following a tour of the Golan Heights.
German Parties Offer Russia No Respite on Sanctions Over Ukraine

German Parties Offer Russia No Respite on Sanctions Over Ukraine

German party negotiators are giving no sign of easing sanctions on Russia as they seek to forge Chancellor Angela Merkel’s next government.