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U.S. Leaves Its Last Afghan Base, Effectively Ending Operations

KABUL, Afghanistan—American troops and their Western allies have departed Bagram, Afghanistan’s largest air base, officials said on Friday, turning over to the Afghan government the…

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As the U.S. Pulls Out of Afghanistan, Kabul’s Airport Is a Final Stand

KABUL, Afghanistan — For years, Hamid Karzai International Airport has been a main gateway to Afghanistan, an aspirational symbol of civilian life and normalcy amid…

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France and U.S. Agree on the Perils of a Rising China, Blinken Says

PARIS — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, speaking in an interview after a meeting with President Emmanuel Macron of France, said the United States…

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For Biden, Europe Trip Achieved 2 Major Goals. And Then There’s Putin and Russia.

GENEVA — President Biden had three big tasks to accomplish on his first foreign trip since taking office: Convince the allies that America was back,…

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For Biden, Europe Trip Achieved 2 Major Goals. And Then There Is Russia.

GENEVA — President Biden had three big tasks to accomplish on his first foreign trip since taking office: Convince the allies that America was back,…

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China, Its Military Might Expanding, Accuses NATO of Hypocrisy

China’s former leader, Deng Xiaoping, famously used an old proverb to describe the country’s foreign policy after the end of the Cold War: “Hide our…

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Shifting Focus, NATO Views China as a Global Security Challenge

Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy spoke for many when he connected this summit with the Group of 7 summit meeting just concluded in Britain…

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NATO, Crime, Jupiter: Your Monday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this newsletter in your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. 1. NATO leaders locked arms against China and Russia…

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Biden and the Democrats Love NATO. Should They?

At least the Middle East contains the real, if receding, threat of terrorism, against which minimal military action can be warranted. But Europe is stable…

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