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    What Trump Has Done on Foreign Policy, National Security in First 100 Days
    Apr26

    What Trump Has Done on Foreign Policy, National Security in First 100 Days

    In his first 100 days, President Donald Trump — who campaigned on an “America first” platform — has used the power of his office to act on the world stage. He’s approved the launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles against the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad in retaliation for a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians. He’s accelerated...

    In France’s Presidential Election, the Intersecting Consequences of Islamist Terrorism and Russian Aggression
    Apr21

    In France’s Presidential Election, the Intersecting Consequences of Islamist Terrorism and Russian Aggression

    KYIV, Ukraine—Europe’s two greatest security challenges, Islamist terrorism and Russian military aggression, have cast a shadow over the French presidential election. Authorities in Paris reported a possible terrorist attack on the Champs-Elysees on Thursday night, throwing the election a last-minute curveball—potentially to the benefit of...

    Key Players in the French Presidential Election
    Apr20

    Key Players in the French Presidential Election

    France is only a few days out from the first round of its presidential elections—a contest that could go down to the wire. The election on Sunday features several key issues of concern to French voters, among them being terrorism and the failure to assimilate immigrants into French society. This week’s foiled terror plot, planned to...

    ‘Peace, but Not at Any Cost’: Ukrainians Brace for More War, and Unrest
    Apr13

    ‘Peace, but Not at Any Cost’: Ukrainians Brace for More War, and Unrest

    KYIV, Ukraine—Forget death and taxes. In Ukraine, nothing is certain but war and protests. In the country’s eastern Donbas region, the war against Russia and its separatist proxies has dragged on for three years. And in Kyiv’s government halls, meaningful anti-corruption reforms are advancing at a snail’s pace more than three...

    After Missile Attack, the Challenges Facing Trump in Syria
    Apr10

    After Missile Attack, the Challenges Facing Trump in Syria

    After President Donald Trump was mostly cheered by the international community for his missile strikes targeted at the Syrian government, he must now grapple with how to pair his first use of decisive military force with a strategy to contest a six-year-old war that has challenged the world. U.S. officials described Trump’s sudden decision...

    US Cruise Missiles and an EU Vote Deal Putin 2 Setbacks in 1 Day
    Apr10

    US Cruise Missiles and an EU Vote Deal Putin 2 Setbacks in 1 Day

    KYIV, Ukraine—Thursday was a bad day for the Kremlin. In the span of a few hours, Russia’s two foreign policy mantelpieces—its military adventures in Ukraine and Syria—were both dealt body blows. One came from a United States cruise missile attack on a Syrian regime air base where Russian military forces were deployed. The strike was in...

    A Century After the US Entered World War I, Modern-Day Trench Warfare Continues in Ukraine
    Apr06

    A Century After the US Entered World War I, Modern-Day Trench Warfare Continues in Ukraine

    KYIV, Ukraine—On April 2, 1917, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson stood before a joint session of Congress, asking for a declaration of war against Germany so that the world would “be made safe for democracy.” “Neutrality is no longer feasible or desirable where the peace of the world is involved,” Wilson said. Four days later, on April 6, 1917,...

    In Ukraine, Russia Weaponizes Fake News to Fight a Real War
    Mar31

    In Ukraine, Russia Weaponizes Fake News to Fight a Real War

    KYIV, Ukraine—As the Russian shells and rockets rained down on them in the front-line town of Debaltseve in February 2015, Ukrainian troops began to receive curious, anonymous SMS messages on their cellphones. “Your comrades nearby already left their positions, so you should leave yours as well,” one message read. The messages also claimed that...

    French Nationalist and Presidential Contender Is Schmoozing With Putin
    Mar28

    French Nationalist and Presidential Contender Is Schmoozing With Putin

    During the Cold War, the U.S. spent billions trying to keep Western Europe from falling into Russian hands. Some of our best foreign policy minds, from Dean Acheson to George Shultz, concentrated their intellectual firepower on containing if not rolling back Kremlin influence. Now along comes Marine Le Pen, and all this effort may have been for...

    Russia May Have Taken Advantage of Attention on London to Ignite Violence in Ukraine
    Mar24

    Russia May Have Taken Advantage of Attention on London to Ignite Violence in Ukraine

    KYIV, Ukraine—With the world’s eyes on London the day after a lethal terror attack outside of Parliament, a series of violent incidents swept across Ukraine on Thursday, highlighting what lawmakers in Kyiv said was a covert effort by Moscow to destabilize the country. The broad daylight assassination of an exiled Russian lawmaker in central...

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