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Ukrainian soldiers fire a self-propelled howitzer near Borova-Svatove, in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region on Wedesday.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 8, 2023
Ukraine carries on fight while pondering an erosion of U.S. aid
Officials in Kyiv are racing to bolster their nation’s military capabilities and deepen ties with other allies who remain steadfast in their support.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 21, 2023
In rush to arm Ukraine, weapons are bought but not delivered, or are too broken to use
Some of the weapons sent to Ukraine by other countries have been unusable, and hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts paid up front have yet to be fulfilled.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 26, 2023
Western tanks are coming to Ukraine, but will they be enough?
Ukrainian troops still need to be trained to use the powerful Western war machines, and moving them into the conflict zone is far from an easy task.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 27, 2022
U.S. and NATO scramble to arm Ukraine and refill their own arsenals
The West thought an artillery and tank war in Europe would never happen again and shrunk weapons stockpiles. It was wrong.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 19, 2022
How was Russia able to launch Its biggest aerial attack on Ukraine?
Western and Ukrainian officials have said Moscow's stockpile of missiles was dwindling. But the assaults this week raise questions about that.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 15, 2022
Western allies look to Ukraine as a testing ground for weapons
Though the battle for Ukraine remains largely an artillery war, new advances in technology and training there are being closely monitored for the ways they are starting to shape combat.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 19, 2022
Trump’s shadow looms over fading Iran nuclear talks
With no compromise in sight and Iran making steady progress toward nuclear capability, the Biden administration could soon face a stark choice.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 29, 2022
Diplomats fear Russia may use Syrian aid as bargaining chip in Ukraine
Countries in Europe and the Middle East could see a new surge in refugees if Russia shuts down the last humanitarian convoy route into Syria.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 1, 2022
U.S. and allies close to reviving nuclear deal with Iran, officials say
A return to a 2015 accord is on the table, but the next decisions are up to the new government in Tehran, the Biden administration says.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 23, 2020
Biden picks Blinken, defender of global alliances, as top envoy
Antony J. Blinken, a defender of global alliances and one of U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s closest foreign policy advisers, is expected to be nominated for secretary of state, a job in which he will try to coalesce skeptical international partners into a new competition with China, according to...
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 17, 2020
Trump sought options for attacking Iran to stop its growing nuclear program
The president was dissuaded from moving ahead with a strike by advisers who warned that it could escalate into a broader conflict in his last weeks in office.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 11, 2020
Fighting election results, Trump employs a new weapon: the government
The standoff left the United States in the position of the kind of country whose weak democratic processes it often criticizes.

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