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The U.S.-Japanese-South Korean relationship deepens, as does China’s threat

Trilateral cooperation grows regarding economic security, intelligence sharing and military readiness. Warships of South Korea (bottom), the...

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As China ramps up disinformation, the U.S. is far too vulnerable

Russia was the early leader in election interference, but Beijing might be catching up. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President...

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Why Russian troops are suddenly able to advance toward Kharkiv

Washington and Kyiv have both made mistakes — and Moscow is taking advantage. Smoke is seen rising over Vovchansk in northeastern Ukraine on Monday...

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Why Israel’s ‘clear and leave’ strategy against Hamas isn’t working

U.S. military planners behind the “surge” in Iraq explain how to execute a successful counterinsurgency. Palestinians look at the destruction...

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I’ve read student protesters’ manifestos. This is ugly stuff. Clueless, too.

Cosplaying pro-Palestinian activists on campuses are repeating the mistakes of the 1960s. A statue of George Washington tied with a...

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Despite the Ukraine aid vote, the neo-isolationist threat still looms

Former president Donald Trump speaks at the America First Policy Institute summit in D.C. in 2022. (Andrew Harnik/AP) Listen 7 min ...

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Long-awaited U.S. aid should arrive just in time to avert Ukraine’s defeat

House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) speaks to reporters on April 20, the day the House approved a $95 billion package of foreign aid bills. (Ken...

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Biden’s ‘bear hug’ with Israel pays off with a minimal strike on Iran

An antimissile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles toward Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel, on Sunday. (Amir Cohen/Reuters) ...

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Trump’s ‘peace plan’ would mean Ukraine’s defeat

President Donald Trump talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a Group of 20 Summit in Hamburg, in July 2017. (Evan Vucci/AP) ...

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Now it’s up to Israel: De-escalate or retaliate against Iran?

An Israeli anti-missile system operates after Iran launched drones and missiles toward Israel, as seen from Ashkelon, Israel on April 14. (Amir...

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In the shadow war with Iran, Biden just scored an unheralded victory

President Biden delivers remarks in Washington on Wednesday. (Bonnie Cash/Pool/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Listen 7 min Share ...

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Ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict requires a Sadat-style leader

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, left, clasps hands with President Jimmy Carter and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin after signing an Israel-Egypt...

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Putin fixates on imaginary foes while terrorists attack Moscow

Mandatory Credit: Photo by VASILY PRUDNIKOV/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (14398721b) Fire rises above the burning Crocus City Hall concert venue following a...

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Musk is a MAGA megaphone and a federal contractor. That’s a problem.

SpaceX’s Starship spacecraft launches from South Texas on April 20, 2023. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) Listen 7 min ...

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Trump isn’t just pro-Russia. He’s also anti-Ukraine.

Donald Trump at a Super Tuesday election night party at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., on Tuesday. (Jabin Botsford /The Washington Post) ...

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Ukraine will lose only if MAGA Republicans cut off U.S. aid

Former president Donald Trump delivers remarks at the America First Policy Institute in Washington on July 26, 2022. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington...

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This U.N. agency aiding Ukraine refugees is an unheralded success story

A Ukrainian girl and her mother take part in a rally in Bucharest, Romania, on Saturday, marking two years of war since Russia invaded Ukraine....

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Next-door to Ukraine, Moldova’s president warns, ‘Putin will not stop’

Moldovan President Maia Sandu last month. (Vladislav Culiomza/Reuters) Listen 7 min Share Comment on this story ...

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Navalny stood against Putin’s evil. Will the GOP abandon the fight now?

A person lights a candle next to a portrait of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Friday. (Reuters) ...

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Speaker Johnson should see what I just saw in Ukraine

A worker is seen in a damaged building in Kyiv on Feb. 9, two days after a Russian missile strike. (Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) ...

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Netanyahu’s refusal to plan for the ‘day after’ may doom Israel’s war effort

Gazans walk through the rubble in the Gaza Strip on Friday. (Anas Baba/ AFP/Getty Images) Listen 7 min Share Comment...

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A Trump ‘America First’ foreign policy is the last thing the world needs

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump at a Group of 20 summit in Hamburg in 2017. (Evan Vucci/AP) Listen 7 min ...

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Biden should target Iranian operatives after the killing of U.S. troops

A satellite photo shows a military base known as Tower 22 in northeastern Jordan on Oct. 12. (Planet Labs PBC via AP) Listen 6 min ...

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Ukraine urgently needs Russia’s frozen funds. Yet the West still balks.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks during a plenary session of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 16. (Gian...

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South Africa’s false charges of Israeli ‘genocide’ carry a heavy price

South African residents wave Palestinian flags at O.R. Tambo International Airport on Sunday. (Alaister Russell/AFP/Getty Images) ...

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Lloyd Austin doesn’t deserve to be the piñata of the day in Washington

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin testifies during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Oct. 31. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington...

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Failure to aid Ukraine risks disaster — for Kyiv and the U.S.

The U.S. Capitol on Dec. 18. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) Listen 8 min Share Comment on this story Comment ...

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Gaza and Ukraine are very different wars, but they teach similar lessons

Israeli soldiers are seen in a tunnel on Friday that the military says Hamas militants used to attack the Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip....

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Netanyahu is picking a fight with Israel’s best friend: Joe Biden

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool Photo via AP) Listen 6 min ...

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The GOP’s abandonment of Ukraine makes me ashamed to be an American

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), at...

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Ridley Scott’s film reignites the debate: Was Napoleon a hero or villain?

This image released by Apple TV Plus shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Napoleon." (Apple TV Plus via AP) Listen 7 min ...

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Israel is winning the ground war but losing the battle for public opinion

Journalists report from a vantage point overlooking northern Gaza in Sderot, Israel, on Nov. 13. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) ...

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Political dysfunction, not China, is the greatest threat to the U.S.

U.S. jets are seen on the deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower as its battle group sails through the Strait of Gibraltar on Oct. 28. (Rylin Paul/U.S....

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Ukraine’s top general admits the war is stalemated. Now what?

A Ukrainian soldier attends a drone flight training program in the Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine, on May 15, 2023. (Sofiia Gatilova/Reuters) ...

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It’s easy to say Iran should be held to account. But how?

A march in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza by supporters of Hezbollah and allied Palestinian factions in Sidon, Lebanon, on Saturday. (Mahmoud...

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Israel needs a political offensive to accompany its military offensive

A general view of buildings that were destroyed during Israeli air raids on Monday in Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip. (Ahmad Hasaballah/Getty Images) ...

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Israel was judged guilty of bombing a Gaza hospital before the evidence was in

A satellite picture taken on Oct. 18 shows the aftermath of a strike on al-Ahli hospital and the surrounding area in Gaza City, on Oct. 17. (Maxar...

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Hamas is emulating ISIS’s horrors. But ISIS lost.

A mother cries over her son's body covered with the Israeli flag at Pardes Haim cemetery near Tel Aviv on Oct. 15. (Francisco Seco/AP) ...

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Hamas thought Israel was weak. Now it will see the strength of a democracy at war.

Israeli soldiers great one another as they arrive for reserve duty at the Julia military base near Ashkelon in southern Israel on Wednesday. (Baz...

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Israel had learned to live with Hamas in Gaza. That won’t be possible now.

An Israeli strike destroys the Palestine Tower in the Gaza Strip on Saturday. (Loay Ayyoub for The Washington Post) Listen 6 min ...

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‘Trump’s generals’ need to warn voters that he is unfit to serve

Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly watches as former President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with North Korean defectors in the Oval...

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Ukraine aid is a great investment. Don’t let MAGA Republicans end it.

Ukrainian soldiers in the 68th Jaeger Brigade prepare an FPV drone at dawn on Sept. 1 in the Luhansk region of Ukraine. The drone was intended to...

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Invade Mexico? The GOP has learned nothing from Iraq or Afghanistan.

Members of Mexico's National Guard patrol a highway in July 2021 after clashes between drug cartels. (Marco Ugarte/AP) Listen 6 min ...

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Forget fantasies about replacing Biden. There is no viable alternative.

Then-candidate Joe Biden delivers remarks at a campaign rally in St. Paul, Minn., on Oct. 30, 2020. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post) ...

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The Ukraine war showcases new military technologies. Whoever masters them wins.

Victor Stelmakh, head of a Ukrainian attack drone unit, in the Luhansk region on Sept. 1. (Heidi Levine for The Washington Post) Listen...

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In Vietnam, Biden discovers the limits of democracy promotion

President Biden delivers remarks at the Summit for Democracy in D.C. on March 29. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post) Listen 7 min ...

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