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Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s new investment fund deepens his ties to national security interests

Thinking through the unthinkable

The biggest funder of anti-nuclear war programs is taking its money away

The Supreme Court hands the CIA a victory in a horrid case about torture

The war in Ukraine could portend the end of the “long peace”

The Olympic ideal is about world peace. The Olympic reality is far from it.

Can Russia back down in Ukraine?

What the Doomsday Clock is really counting down to

Congress is facing a December time crunch. Here’s what to expect.

The Supreme Court confronts the CIA’s worst-kept secret

9 high-stakes issues SCOTUS will take up this term

The war on terror and the long death of liberal interventionism

Biden had a chance to save allies in Afghanistan. He wasted it.

Time is running out to save Afghans who helped US troops

For hackers, space is the final frontier

UFOs are real. That’s the easy part. Now here’s the hard part.

Biden says Putin “knows there are consequences” if cyberattacks continue

The FBI recovered most of Colonial Pipeline’s ransom, but the ransomware threat remains

Why Biden’s team didn’t go all-in on Israel-Gaza

The progressive foreign policy moment has arrived

Why Biden isn’t pushing Israel harder

Trump’s signature Israel policy had a key flaw. We’re seeing it now.

Why there’s talk about China starting a war with Taiwan

Biden’s new North Korea policy is an extended hand to Kim Jong Un

America’s forever war may be ending

Saudi Arabia’s Yemen blockade is starving millions. Democrats want Biden to stop it.

A deadly day at the Capitol again raises questions about security

Pentagon ends “ugly and shameful chapter” by again allowing open trans military service

Biden’s stated rationale for extending America’s war in Afghanistan is weak

Why progressives are lining up against new criminal penalties for domestic terrorism

The best case against withdrawing all US troops from Afghanistan

The best case for withdrawing all US troops from Afghanistan

Dozens of antiwar groups call on Congress to curb Biden’s war powers

Biden’s meeting with “the Quad,” a new alliance to counter China, explained

Top Senate Democrat says Biden should “reconsider” May 1 Afghanistan troop withdrawal 

The Biden administration’s leaked Afghanistan peace plan, explained

White House signals support for replacing decades-long authorizations for military force

An “emotional” moment at an NSC meeting shows why withdrawing from Afghanistan is so hard

QAnon believers think Trump will be inaugurated again on March 4

Biden bombed Iranian proxies to stop strikes on US troops. There was just another attack.