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A volunteer sits near a Starlink terminal constructed for local residents at a street in Kherson, Ukraine, in November 2022.
COMMENTARY / World / Geoeconomic Briefing
Apr 23, 2024
Starlink highlights economic security challenges facing democracies
The system has stirred a variety of debates over the issue of military application of civil technology.
Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks during a news conference at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on March 14.
WORLD
Apr 22, 2024
Poland 'ready' to host nuclear weapons, president says
Discussions about nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Poland have been in the works for some time.
A rally in support of Ukraine outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Saturday, the same day the House of Representatives approved a $61 billion aid package supporting Kyiv's war effort.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 22, 2024
Ukraine aid shows MAGA hasn’t cowed Johnson
The U.S. House speaker rejected the isolationism that has come to dominate his party, extending a lifeline to Kyiv by approving a long-debated aid package.
An employee handles 155 mm-caliber shells after the manufacturing process at the Scranton Army Ammunition Plant in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on April 16.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 22, 2024
Conflicts push military spending to all-time high, report says
Nations around the world are spending more than ever on their militaries as conflicts continue across various regions.
Ukrainian gunners from the 14th Separate Mechanized Brigade fire at the enemy from a position near the town of Kupyansk, in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Apr 22, 2024
U.S. aid gives Kyiv respite but battlefield shift remains far off
Much will depend on how quickly U.S. assistance can get to the front line.
A Ukrainian soldier fires a rocket-propelled grenade during training in the Donetsk region on April 1. Shipments of American weapons could begin flowing to Ukraine again soon after U.S. House approval of a long-stalled aid package, U.S. officials say, with goods from the Pentagon's stockpiles in Germany shipped quickly by rail to the Ukrainian border.
WORLD
Apr 21, 2024
U.S. military aid for Ukraine could soon flow again
The measure, approved by the U.S. House on Saturday, would provide the Ukraine war effort with about $60 billion.
Ukrainian service members fire a multiple launch rocket system toward Russian troops. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine two years ago, arms manufacturers have experienced something of a reversal of fortune.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 20, 2024
Defense companies are luring Germany’s struggling autoworkers
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine two years ago, arms manufacturers have experienced something of a reversal of fortune.
A Ukrainian serviceman fires a machine gun toward a Russian kamikaze drone in Kherson, Ukraine, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 20, 2024
Ukraine says it took down a bomber inside Russia for first time
Losing the plane signals a new vulnerability for Russia's military, which relies on aged bombers as the main tool in its campaign against Ukraine.
Elderly women walk past a building destroyed during a Russian missile attack in the town of Selydove, in Ukraine's Donetsk region, on April 14. The West needs to take decisive action to support an out-gunned Ukraine before the situation worsens.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 19, 2024
If only the West backed Ukraine as it did Israel
Western leaders need to take decisive action to support an out-gunned Ukraine before the situation worsens.
An Israeli soldier celebrates after returning home from Gaza amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in November.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 19, 2024
No barbarism without poetry
The collective abandonment of reason and where it leads is all too familiar — and yet remains all too appealing.
A Ukrainian lieutenant colonel examines the remains of his aircraft on the outskirts of the town of Izyum, Kharkiv region, on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 19, 2024
Ukraine’s allies see bleak times without more air defenses
G7 ministers are expected to agree to step up shipments of military equipment and to reaffirm their "unwavering determination” to support Ukraine.
Lizi Haidarzhy, whose mother and 4-month-old brother, Tymofii, were killed in a Russian drone attack, wakes up from a nap in Odesa, Ukraine.
WORLD / Society
Apr 19, 2024
A drone strike in Odesa shatters a family’s life
The family’s story and grief have resonated widely in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during the signing of the Rasht-Astara railway agreement in May 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 18, 2024
New 'sanctions-proof' transport routes put Russia at heart of global trade
Shipping and rail networks via Iran and an Arctic sea passage could strengthen Moscow’s pivot toward China and India and away from Europe.
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson speaks to the media in Washington on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 18, 2024
Defying hardliners, Johnson presses ahead on Ukraine and Israel plan
The Republican leader outlined a $95 billion aid package after intense discussions with ultraconservatives.
A member of Ukraine’s 17th Tank Brigade on patrol near the front line in the Donetsk region of southeastern Ukraine on Jan. 4.
WORLD
Apr 17, 2024
Ukraine’s big vulnerabilities: Ammunition, soldiers and air defense
Even if outside aid comes through, Ukraine's third year pushing Russia back will be extremely tough as they continue to be outgunned.
French President Emmanuel Macron with French fencing champion Sara Balzer and Minister of Culture of France Rachida Dati, as the president attends a demonstration by the French fencing team during his visit to the Grand Palais, 100 days ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Apr 16, 2024
Macron’s push to arm Europe is getting more urgent — and more dangerous
The fundamental problem for Macron is that he hasn’t managed to energize either France’s voters or its economic and military might behind his approach.
The remains of an Iranian rocket booster near Arad, Israel, on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
Apr 16, 2024
Wars set to dominate G7 foreign ministers talks as calls for peace go unheard
A unified front between Western powers has not been enough to bring peace either to Ukraine or the Middle East.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing
WORLD / Politics
Apr 13, 2024
U.S. says China is boosting Russia's war machine in Ukraine
The Chinese Embassy in the U.S., however, said it has not provided weaponry to any party.
Ukrainian soldiers take cover during fighting in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Feb. 25, 2022.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Apr 13, 2024
Kharkiv's civilians under fire as Ukraine faces 'catastrophic' air defense shortage
The city is so near the border that Russian missiles can reach their target in less than a minute.
This video screen grab shows a refinery in Ryazan, Russia, that Ukraine attacked in a drone strike last month.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 12, 2024
Ukraine’s drone attacks light a fuse under global oil supplies
At least 10 refineries have been hit so far. About 13% of Russia’s capacity has been knocked offline, analysts at RBC Capital Markets estimate.

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