Real-time cyberattacks on a display at the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group of the Maryland Air National Guard.
U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.
In the murky world of cyber espionage and cyber warfare, effective deterrence has long been considered out of reach. A government report argues it's time to change that.
Ireland’s health minister, center, models social distancing at his nightly coronavirus press briefing March 27, 2020.
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When a government's health messaging during a crisis is inconsistent or unrealistic, it engenders the kind of confusion, misinformation and non-cooperation seen in the US and UK.
Brazil and other developing countries are being hit hard by the pandemic.
AP Photo/Andre Penner
While countries like the US and Italy have been among the hardest hit, the pandemic is severely straining the health systems and economies of countries across the world.
In this 2013 photo, Bangladeshi mourners carry the coffin containing the body of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider for funeral.
AP Photo/Pavel Rahman, File
In recent years Bangladesh has seen an increase in attacks on religious minorities. A scholar explains how certain extreme views on how Islam is to be followed are taking center stage in the country.
The main immediate impact of Brexit is that UK lawmakers will have to vacate the EU Parliament.
AP Photo/Francisco Seco
Even though the UK is officially out of the EU on Jan. 31, it'll take at least another 11 months of negotiations before its departure is complete.
A memorial procession for Sgt. James Johnston, who was killed in Afghanistan in June, passes through Trumansburg, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.
US officials have consistently lied over decades about progress in the Afghanistan war. The lies are no surprise, writes a foreign affairs scholar – but they have profound consequences.
President Donald Trump has rapidly, and without warning to allies or even his own officials, shifted U.S. foreign policy in Syria.
AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
In northern Syria, Trump has caused U.S. allies and rivals to view American commitments in a new, uncertain light. Other countries may now shift to depend less on the U.S., weakening national power.
The parents of Harry Dunn spoke at a press conference in New York on October 14.
AP Photo/Craig Ruttle
Both sides can point to the Vienna Convention and to diplomatic tradition to support their case.
European Union flags at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Sept. 11, 2019.
Political chaos is growing in the UK as the government tries to manage the country's exit from the European Union. What does the EU do that so angered UK voters that they voted to leave?
Members of the 1st Marine Division land on Guadalcanal on Aug. 7, 1942.
U.S. Marine Corps
A defender that can hold out while inflicting greater losses on its attacker can wear down an adversary – reducing the threat of additional attacks.
A group of Mexican laborers boarding a train in Chicago to be deported in 1951.
Trump has expanded and escalated the most punitive policies he inherited from his predecessors.
The European Parliament is more fragmented than ever in its history, which could lead to legislative paralysis.
Populists didn't do well enough in the EU's recent elections to destroy Europe from within. But with far-right and far-left parties winning new seats, consensus on key issues looks ever less likely.
A board for the Prussian wargame of ‘Kriegsspiel.’
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War games let you test your political and military acumen right at your kitchen table – while also helping you appreciate how decision-makers are limited by the choices of others.
Des migrants d'Amérique centrale traversent le Pont international II à Piedras Negras, État de Coahuila, Mexique, à la frontière avec les États-Unis, le 16 février 2019.
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Des milliers de migrants d’Amérique centrale tentent de traverser la frontière sud des États-Unis. Un chercheur a suivi leur chemin pour découvrir les raisons de ce voyage dangereux, parfois mortel.
The WTO’s home in Geneva.
A quarter-century ago, more than 100 nations agreed to engage in freer trade with one another and signed the declaration that established the World Trade Organization.
Signs of protest along the Irish border.
AP Photo/Peter Morrison
Two scholars examine days of parliamentary debate to learn how British MPs talk about the 'Irish backstop' and maintaining peace in Northern Ireland.
Benny Gantz, left, leader of the Blue and White party; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right.
REUTERS/Amir Cohen, left; Ariel Schalit/Pool via REUTERS, right
They wanted to oust Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu in Tuesday's election, but the failure of three centrist generals to talk about key issues may have made Netanyahu the apparent winner.
A man hugs his family before leaving for the U.S. border with a migrant caravan from San Salvador, El Salvador, Jan. 16, 2019.
Thousands of Central American migrants are trying to cross the U.S. southern border. One scholar followed their paths to find out why they make the dangerous, sometimes deadly, journey.
Outside the Houses of Parliament in London on March 14, 2019.
Three scholars react to the spectacle, finger-pointing and long-term harms of the stalemate in British Parliament.
Trapping carbon dioxide in minerals happens naturally over thousands of years. Can humans speed it up – safely?
Adding industrial chemicals and natural alkaline minerals could slow climate change, but like other geoengineering proposals, it comes with many complex technical and legal challenges.