US urges restraint and deescalation as Israel and Iran trade attacks

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Israel carried out another attack on Iran, this time on the city of Isfahan. It follows Iran’s firing of hundreds of drones and missiles at Israel for Israel’s strike on the Iranian Embassy complex in Syria. US officials have urged restraint and a deescalation of tensions. The World’s host Carol Hills speaks with Ali Vaez, the Iran project director for the International Crisis Group.

US Air Force fighter aircraft F-35 performs aerobatic maneuvers on the second day of the Aero India 2023 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru, India, Feb. 14, 2023.

Military spending around the world reached record highs last year, new data shows

Buildings on Central Street in Borodyanka, a Kyiv suburb, were directly struck by Russian missiles.

‘I did it with my own two hands’: Ukrainians rebuild even as war continues

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Ukrainians reflect on life a year into war 

Yevdokia, 65, hugs her son Alexander in front of their house, which was heavily damaged by Russia attack, in the retaken area of Izium, Ukraine, on Sept. 14, 2022.

VIDEO: Ukraine’s year of war, displacement and no end in sight

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A year of war in Ukraine: A timeline of key moments


Russia’s full-scale invasion in Ukraine that began on Feb. 24, 2022, sent shockwaves around the world. It’s now been a year since Russia’s war in Ukraine began. Here’s an account, by month, of some of the key moments in the conflict.

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Ukraine calls on Western countries to provide air defense systems as Russian barrage continues


Ukraine’s military has been gaining ground against Russian forces, winning back territory for weeks now. But the Russian military appears to have adjusted its strategy. It’s been hitting Ukrainian cities and civilian infrastructure with missiles and drones. That presents a challenge for Ukraine’s air defense system.

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A game of numbers: How air defense systems work and why Ukraine is eager for more protection


What will it take for Ukraine to defend against the ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and explosive drones raining down on the country? The question is not so much what as how many.

An F/A-18 E launches from the deck during flight training ops aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, off the Virginia Coast.

Left unresolved: Part II

Critical State

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into the beliefs of citizens of Germany and the Netherlands on the use of US nuclear weapons — especially as informed by partisan belief.

A couple kisses through a fence as she boards a train toward Kyiv at Przemysl train station on Oct. 6, 2022, Przemysl, Poland.

Polish border town of Przemyśl is a revolving door for Ukrainian migrants 


The town Przemyśl which lies on Poland’s border with Ukraine, has seen a revolving door of migrants fleeing the war in Ukraine, and then returning home. At the train station in Przemyśl, many Ukrainians are facing difficult decisions about returning home amid a brutal war.