Astounding increases in the danger of nuclear weapons have paralleled provocative foreign policy decisions that needlessly incite tensions between Washington and Moscow.
NATO is contending with challenges that are are testing whether the 28-nation military alliance is capable of reshaping itself for 21st-century battles or is merely a relic of the Cold War.
The ties between Thomas Pickering and a Russian company is detailed in the Panama Papers. However, nothing about the relationship appears to be improper.
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, there are only five things more dangerous to the world Donald Trump winning the presidency. Trump, the group says, is as dangerous as terrorism.
The White House reportedly sees cyber warfare as an option for confronting Iran. If so, it reflects a growing trend toward using computers and networks as weapons.
Russia is backing the Free Syrian Army with as many as 40 daily airstrikes and helping arm the group, Russian military chief of staff Valery Gerasimov said Monday.