The backdrop of the latest crisis matters because it is playing out along the borders of Poland, Lithuania and Belarus in an area long viewed by NATO as one of its most vulnerable flanks in the event of Russian aggression. Understand the Belarus-Poland Border Crisis Card 1 of 6 AContinue Reading

A billboard advertisement for the delivery service Flink in Berlin uses what’s called the “gender star” in the word Freund*in, a gender-neutral word for romantic partner. Esme Nicholson/NPR hide caption toggle caption Esme Nicholson/NPR A billboard advertisement for the delivery service Flink in Berlin uses what’s called the “gender star”Continue Reading

Bosnia is facing the worst political crisis since the international armed conflict in the country ended in 1995. Bosnia and Herzegovina is facing a political crisis that, for some fear, could lead to armed conflict, just over 25 years after the end of the Bosnian war, with the signing ofContinue Reading

Final moments in Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation trial An extraordinary speech was presented by a lawyer for the SAS military. Ben Roberts-Smith’s Defamation Trial in the beginning of the end His lawyer accused the Nine newspaper of a “continuous campaign” to wrongly label Victoria Cross recipients of war criminals, bullies andContinue Reading

TOKYO — Even before President Biden traveled to Tokyo this week to strengthen a partnership with Australia, India and Japan, the alliance was struggling to present a united front, as India refrained from condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Now, with remarks that President Biden made about Taiwan on Monday, theContinue Reading

President Biden is a famously imprecise speaker. He sometimes makes statements that convey his emotions more than any specific policy views (like his declaration in March that Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power”). Biden seemed to do it again yesterday. In response to a reporter’s question, he said that theContinue Reading

“The administration has done everything they can to stop escalating — there’s not a whole lot more you can do to escalate than to call for a regime change,” he told CNN’s “State of the Union.” Representative Michael McCaul of Texas, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee,Continue Reading

WASHINGTON — When officials from Russia and the United States sit down in Geneva on Monday for high-profile discussions with another war in Europe on the line, hovering over the talks will be an American diplomat who will not even be in the room. Nearly 30 years after James A.Continue Reading