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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Budapest on May 25 as part of Russia's campaign to influence EU member states ahead of their vote on the future of sanctions against Russia. (ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

Negotiating an End to Russia's Sanctions, Eventually

Two months from an EU decision on the future of sanctions against Russia, Moscow is trying to win friends and influence decision-making. Read more…

On his first visit to Hanoi, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that the United States would lift its ban on arms sales and transfers to Vietnam. (KHAM/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. Opens Its Arms to Vietnam

Ending the arms embargo against Vietnam will get Washington closer to realizing its goals in Southeast Asia. Read more…

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How North Korea Would Retaliate

Pyongyang would counterstrike using its considerable artillery, rocket and missile arsenal, but there are limits to these weapons' effectiveness. Read more…