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Exclusive-IAEA Chief Says Iran’s Nuclear Enrichment Activity Remains High

February 26, 2024

Iran continues to enrich uranium well beyond the needs for commercial nuclear use despite U.N. pressure to stop it, IAEA chief Rafael Grossi said on Monday, adding he wanted to…

Wife, Protector and Now Political Heir: Yulia Navalnaya Rallies Russians

February 26, 2024

The wife of Russia’s most famous opposition leader long shunned the spotlight, but his death in prison may make that impossible. “I have no right to give up,” she said.

Australia boosts navy funding to build largest fleet since WWII

February 26, 2024

Australia will inject another 11.1 billion Australian dollars ($7.2 billion) into its defense spending to build “a larger, more lethal” surface combat fleet, giving the navy its largest number of…

What the Pentagon has learned from two years of war in Ukraine

February 26, 2024

As the general paced the briefing room, he displayed a piece of lethal technology and detailed the death and chaos it has caused in Ukraine. Almost 90 Russian soldiers were…

US increasingly worried about Kremlin’s disinfo operations in Africa

February 26, 2024

America’s top disinformation diplomat says he’s particularly focused on — and concerned about — how Moscow’s global web of propaganda is enveloping Africa.

Navalny’s Legacy: Envisioning a Post-Imperial Russia Amidst Ukrainian Crisis

February 26, 2024

The death of Alexei Navalny on February 16 has prompted glowing praise of the prominent opposition leader’s courageous efforts to transform Putin’s Russia into a “normal country.” 

Inside the Navy’s quest to fix its recruiting crisis

February 26, 2024

Last year, the Navy hit a grim milestone for the first time in its history, one that leaders hoped they would never see.

An online dump of Chinese hacking documents offers a rare window into pervasive state surveillance

February 26, 2024

Chinese police are investigating an unauthorized and highly unusual online dump of documents from a private security contractor linked to the nation’s top policing agency and other parts of its…

The Pentagon wants industry to transform again to meet demand. Can it?

February 26, 2024

About two dozen leaders from the defense industry joined the secretary of defense for dinner in fall 1993. After the meal, later known as “the Last Supper,” came a half-hour…