Atlantic Council

A conservative ‘D.C. Colombian’ wins his country’s presidency. Peace may be the loser.

BOGOTA, Colombia — Conservative Ivan Duque captured Colombia’s presidency Sunday, bringing to power a U.S.-educated 41-year-old whose victory promises an aggressive new era in the drug war and could upend a historic peace deal that ended Latin America’s longest running insurgency.<p>With nearly all …

News

Spotlight falls on Russian threat to undersea cables

The Trump administration’s new sanctions on Russia are casting light on the threat posed to the undersea cables that carry the world’s electronic …

Brookings Institution

Arron Banks, Brexit and the Russia connection

On 11 March 2016, three months before the European referendum, and long before anyone had started to wonder about foreign interference in the two political cataclysms of 2016 – Brexit and Trump – the Russian embassy in London put out a press release.<p>Philip Hammond, the foreign secretary, had made a …

Great Britain

Trump rattles Pentagon with Korea war games decision

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday Shows preview: Lawmakers, Trump allies discuss Russia probe, migrant family separation Seth McFarlane: Fox …

National Security

Take Northeast Asian states on board to solve North Korea crisis

The Trump-Kim summit, though heavier on symbolism than substance, has stirred new hope and momentum for resolving the North Korea problem. But it …

North Korea

At Site of U.K. Poisoning, Doubts About Case Creep In

SALISBURY, ENGLAND — After Sergei V. Skripal, her Russian neighbor, was poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent, Lisa Carey pricked her ears for any information about this bizarre series of events.<p>Three and a half months later, Ms. Carey, 45, a resident of Salisbury, England, where the attack on …

News

After forging new ties with North Korea, Trump administration turns to Russia

Days after a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the Trump administration is forging ahead with new engagements with another longtime adversary: Russia.<p>President Trump is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next month while he is in Europe for a NATO summit, …

World News

Macedonia is one step closer to joining NATO – but a long road remains

Magnus Nordenman of the Atlantic Council discusses NATO enlargement.<p>WASHINGTON – With a longstanding feud over the formal name of Macedonia …

Geopolitics

As Ronaldo's "goals being scored": Russia's $$ dangle to Trump campaign (read Page's testimony)

You can work forward from the Russian connection, the RNC convention, Trump team meetings with other country nationals, even prior to the …

Foreign Policy

Fancy Bear Exposed Showing the People Behind the Hacking Group

(Image by George Eliason) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Just one other thing.......<p>Have you heard of Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear? Of course, …

Liberal View

Overnight Defense: Trump explains comments on Kim's human rights record | Mattis praises Trump-Kim summit | Afghan war nominee to face Senate panel

<b>Happy Friday and welcome to</b> <b>Overnight Defense</b>. We're Rebecca Kheel and Ellen Mitchell, and here's your nightly guide to the latest developments at the …

North Korea

The top 25 #infosec leaders to follow on Twitter

Staying on top of security is a big job, and Twitter can help. Listed here, in alphabetical order, are 25 researchers, hackers, and gurus whose …

Cybersecurity

The Military Logic Behind Assad’s Use of Chemical Weapons

When Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime uses chemical weapons, as it has done on at least four different occasions in the past five years …

Middle East

Assessing the Summit | Council on Foreign Relations

Panelists discuss the threats posed by a nuclear North Korea and the Trump-Kim summit meeting.<p>ROY: Ready to go? Good afternoon. Welcome to the …

North Korea

South Korea military exercises reported to be ‘suspended indefinitely’

<i>With Eli Okun and Connor O’Brien</i><p><b>U.S.-SOUTH KOREA MILITARY EXERCISES ‘SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY,’</b> a senior U.S. official confirmed to AFP: “The U.S. military has indefinitely postponed major joint exercises with South Korea, an official told AFP on Thursday, acting on President Donald Trump's pledge to …

Donald Trump

What’s the United States’ biggest priority for the NATO summit?

WASHINGTON — At the 2018 NATO Summit next month, the United States’ message to alliance members might sound pretty familiar.<p>In a speech at the …

Jim Mattis

Post-summit, remember human rights — and China’s interests

For one who has enthusiastically supported President Donald Trump’s unconventional approach to the China and North Korea challenges, optimism after …

North Korea

The West is worried about Russian subs lurking around undersea cables, and the US is sanctioning companies helping them do it

Russia has been investing heavily in its submarine fleet over the past decade and a half, restocking its fleet with more sophisticated and more capable boats that are more active than at any time since the Cold War.<p>That activity has worried Western officials, who have particular concern for what …

U.S. Politics

Why Lawmakers Are Trying To Block Delivery Of Fighter Jets To Turkey

If all goes as planned, a long-anticipated ceremony will be held in Fort Worth, Texas on the first official day of summer. It's to mark the nation of Turkey taking possession of its first F-35 jet fighter.<p>The F-35 is widely considered the world's most advanced and versatile warplane. Not only has …

Politics

Colombia is heading for a run-off presidential election. Here's what's at stake

Last month, Colombia held its first presidential election since the government signed a historic 2016 peace agreement with guerrilla movement the …

Venezuela

Denmark’s air chief on standing up the F-35 and dealing with Russia

COPENHAGEN, Denmark ― Denmark’s government announced its intent to buy 27 F-35A joint strike fighters in June 2016. The aircraft were meant to become …

Military

Defense Intelligence Agency needs focus on cyber, House panel recommends

<i>With help from Eric Geller, Martin Matishak and Brianna Milord</i><p><b>DEFENSE INTEL ARM HEADED FOR A SHAKE-UP —</b> The House Intelligence Committee is finishing up work on a report that will call for a major restructuring of the Defense Intelligence Agency that would allow it to refocus on core missions, …

Cybersecurity

Despite some opposition, US on course to deliver F-35s to Turkey on June 21

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is proceeding with plans to deliver the first F-35 to Turkey, with the country set to accept its first jet on June …

Defense Industry

In the Baltic, shadowed by Russia, NATO allies focus on great power competition

1 of 10<p>Thirty ships from 12 different nations form up for a family photo from the annual exercise Baltic Operations on June 9. Denmark, Germany, …

Military

Virtual & Augmented Reality for Tackling Global Issues

ABOUT THE PANELISTS<p><b>Anna Therese Day</b><p>Anna Therese Day is an award-winning reporter, filmmaker, and social media researcher. On the ground in the Middle …

New York University

Advanced energy, Ohio manufacturing are crucial to national defense, policy groups say

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio's manufacturing heritage could be the starting point of a revolution in advanced-energy technologies, say two analytical …

Renewable Energy

The Brewing Mexico-China Romance Set to Stir Tensions With the US

In the crook of Mexico’s elbow lies the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, the country’s skinniest strip of land where the Atlantic and Pacific are just 200 …

Mexico

Trump Suspends South Korea ‘War Games’ in Bet Kim Can Be Trusted

President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend military exercises with South Korea puts a key pillar of the seven-decade-old defense relationship …

North Korea

Why Trump can’t replicate the North Korea summit with Iran

One of many questions in the aftermath of the Singapore summit is whether President Trump might seek a similar breakthrough with Iran. The big …

Politics

Putin’s World Cup

In March, with 100 days to go until the World Cup, all of the tournament’s social channels published a short video. The clip features a who’s who of …

FIFA World Cup