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Smoke billows over Tikrit as the offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters enters its final stages, March 30. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Battle for Tikrit Enters Its Final Hour

Reinvigorated by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Baghdad's forces begin the final clearance of the remaining Islamic State positions in the city.

A flag with the image of the Falkland Islands hangs on a fence guarded by police near the British Embassy in Buenos Aires. (DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

U.K., Argentina: Territorial Tensions Re-Emerge

A conflict over the Falkland Islands is unlikely, but U.K. military planners are creating new contingencies for a potential increase in Argentine air power.

Backtracking From the Brink in Ukraine

The U.S. media narrative of the conflict on the Russian periphery misses a great deal of nuance — and risks needlessly inflaming tensions.