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Zelensky Rejects Any Ceasefire With Russia
  Russia and Ukraine Sign Grain Export Deal Brokered by UN, Turkey
  Lithuania Resumes Transporting Goods to Kaliningrad
Biden Sends 16th Weapons Transfer to Ukraine
  Pelosi: Designate Russia a State Sponsor of Terror
Israeli Airstrikes Kill 5 Syrian Soldiers Near Damascus
  Russian Airstrikes Kills Seven in North Syria's Idlib
  Turkish Drone Strike Reported in East Syria, Three Killed
IAEA Chief: Iran Nuclear Program May Be Galloping Ahead
EU Won't Recognize Taliban Govt in Afghanistan
item Pelosi's Big Trip to Taiwan Draws Ire From China – and the White House  by Daniel Larison
item At the End of Its Tether: US Grand Strategy of Advancing Democracy  by David Hendrickson
item Strategic Ambiguity Works  by Peter Van Buren
item Britain Helped US Cover Up Downing of Iranian Airliner  by John McEvoy

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