President Biden walked back an assertion that the U.S. would intervene militarily to defend Taiwan against China for the third time of his presidency on Tuesday.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the path to ending the war with Russia would require diplomacy and an international agreement with security guarantees from other countries after any military win.
Alberta premier Jason Kenney criticized the Biden administration’s energy policies during a hearing of the Senate Energy Committee on Tuesday.
Finland’s government announced on Sunday that it would apply for membership in NATO, a move that would end decades of strategic nonalignment and pave the way for one of the most significant expansions of the Western military alliance in years.
Vladimir Putin is preparing for a long war in Ukraine, with even victory in the east potentially not ending the conflict, US intelligence has warned.
Russia’s continuation of the war in Ukraine against fierce resistance suggests that Russia must see the war as offering benefits. Russia has territorial designs on Ukraine, and Putin may be holding on for fear of looking weak.