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A Plea to Save the Last Nuclear Arms Treaty

A Plea to Save the Last Nuclear Arms Treaty

Two former diplomats, from Russia and America, call for extending the nuclear arms limitation pact called New START, to make the world more secure.
160 Nations Ban These Weapons. The U.S. Now Embraces Them.

160 Nations Ban These Weapons. The U.S. Now Embraces Them.

Cold War weapons like cluster munitions and antipersonnel mines again are approved for use, but the Pentagon seems to lack a coherent strategy for them.
160 Nations Ban These Weapons. The U.S. Now Embraces Them.

160 Nations Ban These Weapons. The U.S. Now Embraces Them.

Cold War weapons like cluster munitions and antipersonnel mines again are approved for use, but the Pentagon seems to lack a coherent strategy for them.
We can regain the world's trust—by dumping Trump

We can regain the world's trust—by dumping Trump

What can Americans do to help the United States improve its standing around the world? Defeat Donald Trump on Nov. 3. New data from the Pew Research Center show that 64% of people from 32 countries do
Russia Deploys Hypersonic Weapon, Potentially Renewing Arms Race

Russia Deploys Hypersonic Weapon, Potentially Renewing Arms Race

The new Russian weapon system flies at superfast speeds and can evade traditional missile defense systems. The United States is trying to catch up.
Russia Deploys Hypersonic Weapon, Potentially Renewing Arms Race

Russia Deploys Hypersonic Weapon, Potentially Renewing Arms Race

The new Russian weapon system flies at superfast speeds and can evade traditional missile defense systems. The United States is trying to catch up.
A.I. Is Making It Easier to Kill (You). Here’s How.

A.I. Is Making It Easier to Kill (You). Here’s How.

A tank that drives itself. A drone that picks its own targets. A machine gun with facial-recognition software. Sound like science fiction? Weapons powered by artificial intelligence are already here.
The Man Who Predicted Nazi Germany

The Man Who Predicted Nazi Germany

In 1919, John Maynard Keynes foresaw the chaos that would follow from the Versailles peace treaty.
Trump Makes Japan an Offer It Can’t Refuse

Trump Makes Japan an Offer It Can’t Refuse

NATO has faced plenty of existential scares in the era of President Donald Trump, but now the United States’ long-standing allies in East Asia have become victims of the president’s haphazard
Jordan Reclaims Land Israelis Used Under ’94 Peace Accord

Jordan Reclaims Land Israelis Used Under ’94 Peace Accord

Israelis see the step as a reflection of the dismal state of relations a quarter century after the treaty was reached.
Jordan Reclaims Land Israelis Used Under ’94 Peace Accord

Jordan Reclaims Land Israelis Used Under ’94 Peace Accord

Israelis see the step as a reflection of the dismal state of relations a quarter century after the treaty was reached.
Don’t Let the New START Treaty Lapse

Don’t Let the New START Treaty Lapse

In a little more than a year, the last nuclear arms limitation pact with Russia expires. Losing its guarantees would be a heavy blow to American security.
Keep American Skies Open to Russia

Keep American Skies Open to Russia

If you’re a nuclear superpower and you’re trying to convince the only other nuclear superpower that you’re not about to attack them, what can you do to build that trust? This was one key problem of
Open Skies Treaty Allowed Eyes Over Russia; Trump Wants to Give Them Up

Open Skies Treaty Allowed Eyes Over Russia; Trump Wants to Give Them Up

The president seems set to withdraw from a pact that provided transparency over military buildups.
What Xi Jinping Hasn’t Learned From China’s Emperors

What Xi Jinping Hasn’t Learned From China’s Emperors

Tolerance of diversity, not repression, is the surest way to govern a vast territory with many peoples.
America’s Dirty Secret in East Asia

America’s Dirty Secret in East Asia

Japan and South Korea are at odds today because Washington has been playing favorites for decades.
The 184-Year-Old Promise to the Cherokee Congress Must Keep

The 184-Year-Old Promise to the Cherokee Congress Must Keep

The tribe’s right to a congressional delegate is embedded in the 1835 Treaty of New Echota. The council’s nominee should be confirmed by Congress immediately.
The Indigenous Man Who Declared His Own Country

The Indigenous Man Who Declared His Own Country

Excluded from Australia’s Constitution, Murrumu of Walubara, an Aboriginal man, renounced his citizenship and formed a sovereign nation in the northern reaches of the continent.
The Indigenous Man Who Declared His Own Country

The Indigenous Man Who Declared His Own Country

Excluded from Australia’s Constitution, Murrumu of Walubara, an Aboriginal man, renounced his citizenship and formed a sovereign nation in the northern reaches of the continent.
What the Hapsburg Empire Got Right

What the Hapsburg Empire Got Right

Derided as the “prison of nations,” the sprawling, multiethnic state was in fact surprisingly progressive.