(click to enlarge) Scale: Hit, Partial Hit, Inconclusive, Partial Miss, Miss A Cycle Ends The U.S. and China will reach a deal on trade, but it won’t end the trade war. Hit China and the U.S. were seemingly inches from a deal for nearly the entire year, but they repeatedly struggled to push negotiations across […]
Iraqi protesters storm the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, and heavy clashes erupt near Tripoli.
The second installment in a three-part series exploring the past, present and future of Russian military reform.
A World Bank study shows staggering levels of global debt, and the Lebanese president appoints a new prime minister.
Regional actors appear to be coalescing around the issue of Pyongyang’s controversial program.
Damascus intends to rebuild the country before the war even ends.
The first installment in a three-part series exploring the past, present and future of Russian military reform.
RIP, INF. The Pentagon tested a conventionally configured ground-launched ballistic missile from Vandenberg Air Force base in California. The test was formally prohibited by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which the U.S. formally withdrew from in August. This was the second test that the U.S. has conducted that violates the INF, with the Pentagon […]
The contradictions in the Turkish-Russian relationship, which seemed on the surface to be blossoming in recent months, are beginning to show themselves. Any one of these signs of trouble on its own may not be important. However, when grouped together, they paint a gloomy picture of what may lie ahead for this bilateral relationship. As […]
The uncertainty in Lebanon doesn't seem to be subsiding, and the Russian foreign minister holds meetings in Washington.