With no compromise in sight and Iran making steady progress toward nuclear capability, the Biden administration could soon face a stark choice.
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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.
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.
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 ...
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.
The standoff left the United States in the position of the kind of country whose weak democratic processes it often criticizes.