National Security

China, Russia Rank as Worst Offenders in Human Trafficking

human traffickingChina and Russia continue to rank among the world’s worst human trafficking offenders, with both countries routinely exploiting vulnerable populations and doing little to stem the problem, according to a landmark report published Thursday by the Trump administration.

How Putin Plans to Remain in Office Until 2036

Vladimir Putin’s time in office ends in 2024—Russia’s constitution currently limits a president to two consecutive terms. In an April appearance before parliament, Putin made clear his solution to this problem: reset the presidential clock to zero by amending the constitution to allow him to remain for two additional terms. This would allow him to remain in power until 2036, when he would be 83 years old.

Trump Admin Says Chinese Military Is Backing Huawei and Other Top Firms

HuaweiThe Trump administration has determined that top Chinese firms, including telecoms equipment giant Huawei Technologies and video surveillance company Hikvision, are owned or controlled by the Chinese military, laying the groundwork for new U.S. financial sanctions, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

IAEA: Iran Engaged in Secret Nuclear Work

U.N. reprimands Tehran amid ongoing nuclear ramp-up, development of missiles

A general view of a heavy water plant inIran engaged in secretive nuclear work that breached international accords as recently as 2019, according to nuclear inspectors who have been blocked from accessing these contested military sites.