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The magazine Le Miroir published a photograph of a front line trench in 1914. (Unknown press photographer/Wikimedia Commons)

Remembering Trench Warfare in World War I

A century ago, Allied and German troops clashed in the First Battle of Champagne, marking the beginning of the extensive use of trench warfare on the Western Front in World War I.

A worker welds together pieces of the South Stream pipeline in 2013. (ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Europe and Russia After South Stream

The pipeline project has been laid to rest but both sides are already considering replacements.

A Russian SS-27 Mod 2 thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missile launcher sits at a base in Teykovo in 2011. (ANDREY SMIRNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S., Russia: A Nuclear Treaty Shows Weaknesses

Russia and the United States see the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty as a constraint and could benefit from ending the agreement.