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    It’s Not Just America Losing Patience With North Korea
    Sep12

    It’s Not Just America Losing Patience With North Korea

    The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Monday to impose fresh sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for its nuclear test last weekend—after United States, the measure’s sponsor, watered down its initial proposal in order to win support for it. The outcome reflects the difficulty of securing international backing for punitive...

    It’s Not Just America Losing Patience With North Korea
    Sep12

    It’s Not Just America Losing Patience With North Korea

    The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Monday to impose fresh sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for its nuclear test last weekend—after United States, the measure’s sponsor, watered down its initial proposal in order to win support for it. The outcome reflects the difficulty of securing international backing for punitive...

    Why One President Gave Up His Country’s Nukes
    Sep09

    Why One President Gave Up His Country’s Nukes

    North Korea’s increasingly sophisticated missile and nuclear tests indicate that the nation’s nuclear-arms program is rapidly advancing, nearing the point at which Kim Jong Un can credibly claim to possess the means of nuking the United States. But they also demonstrate something else: No matter how many sanctions you impose, no...

    Why One President Gave Up His Country’s Nukes
    Sep09

    Why One President Gave Up His Country’s Nukes

    North Korea’s increasingly sophisticated missile and nuclear tests indicate that the nation’s nuclear-arms program is rapidly advancing, nearing the point at which Kim Jong Un can credibly claim to possess the means of nuking the United States. But they also demonstrate something else: No matter how many sanctions you impose, no...

    The Options That Have Been Tried on North Korea So Far
    Sep06

    The Options That Have Been Tried on North Korea So Far

    News of North Korea’s test Sunday of a nuclear device drew angry reactions from its neighbors, allies, and the international community, as well as prescriptions of how to respond to the latest provocation, ranging from dialogue, to more sanctions, and “a massive military response.”The two main proposals put forward so far are tougher...

    America’s Tit-for-Tat With Russia Is Adding Up
    Sep01

    America’s Tit-for-Tat With Russia Is Adding Up

    Updated at 5:36 p.m. ETIt’s become almost a cliché to invoke the Cold War in the context of current U.S.-Russia relations, but the ongoing tit-for-tat expulsions of diplomats and closures of diplomatic facilities resemble that era not just in the tensions, but in the tactics. Thursday’s U.S. order to Russia to shut its consulate in...

    How James Mattis Tried to Explain Trump to the World
    Aug27

    How James Mattis Tried to Explain Trump to the World

    The stifling heat of the tarmac beneath the wings of his C-17 aircraft, the dragon’s breath backwash from nearby helicopters, and the unmistakable, acrid smell of summertime Baghdad must have brought back distant memories when Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis touched down there earlier this week. Like many of his peers, Mattis, a retired...

    Why Does Trump Still Refuse to Criticize Putin?
    Aug11

    Why Does Trump Still Refuse to Criticize Putin?

    President Trump is most comfortable when he’s on the verbal offensive. He loves a good war of words, whether his target is a foreign adversary, a foreign ally, a Republican rival, or Rosie O’Donnell. According to a New York Times tally, Trump has attacked 351 separate people, places, and things on Twitter alone since July 2015.The...

    Mueller Closes In on Manafort
    Aug09

    Mueller Closes In on Manafort

    FBI agents directed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller raided a home owned by Paul Manafort last month in the latest sign that the Russia investigation is taking an aggressive new posture toward the former Trump campaign chairman.According to The Washington Post, federal agents appeared with a search warrant at an Alexandria, Virginia, home owned...

    How Women Lived Under Soviet Rule
    Aug08

    How Women Lived Under Soviet Rule

    Before stepping onto the stage, Svetlana Alexievich left me with her grayish-beige leather coat, as unfashionable as the rest of her. We had met by chance in March at a literary festival in Austria where the 2015 Nobel Prize winner in literature—a stocky woman in her late 60s, barely 5 feet tall—was being honored. “Hold it for me,” she said, and...

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