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Laura Kelly

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Recent articles by Laura:

US frustrated over ‘problematic’ NATO ally Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is frustrating the U.S. and its allies by opposing the bid by Sweden and Finland to join NATO. The position is complicating the message of unity the Biden adm… → Read More

Biden’s Asia trip shifts focus to China

President Biden will embark on his first trip as chief executive to Asia this week, an opportunity to focus more on the challenge posed by China since his administration has been consumed for month… → Read More

US seeks to reset relationship with oil-rich UAE

President Biden is signaling an effort by the White House to reset its relationship with Abu Dhabi after a high-profile list of cabinet officials led by the vice president took a Monday visit to th… → Read More

Greek leader warns Congress against weapons sales to Turkey

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday warned a joint session of Congress against supporting the Biden administration’s proposed military sales to Turkey, saying such a move could crea… → Read More

Advocacy groups press Congress to reject Biden weapons sale to Turkey

More than half a dozen organizations advocating American interests in the Middle East, Mediterranean and Caucasus are pressing Congress to overturn the Biden administration’s planned sale of F-16 f… → Read More

US, allies look to fast-track Finland and Sweden joining NATO

The U.S. and its allies are trying to fast-track Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership in what would be a remarkable diplomatic and security defeat for Russia as a result of its invasion of Ukraine.… → Read More

Blinken to huddle with NATO allies on ‘brutal’ Russian war against Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is traveling to Europe this week to meet with the foreign ministers of NATO about the alliance’s response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Blinken wil… → Read More

White House considering ‘empty chair’ for Myanmar at summit in Washington

The Biden administration is considering keeping an empty chair to represent the government of Myanmar that was overthrown in a military coup during an extraordinary summit to be held this week with… → Read More

US condemns killing of American journalist during Israeli military raid in Palestinian city

The U.S. government on Wednesday condemned the killing of an American journalist during an Israeli military raid in the West Bank and called for an “immediate and thorough” investigation to determi… → Read More

5 takeaways from Senate hearing for Biden’s nominee for Ukraine ambassador

President Biden’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget Brink, said on Tuesday the challenges facing her in Kyiv are “enormous” but committed to bringing the American mission back into th… → Read More

China ‘learning lessons’ from Russia war in Ukraine, intelligence officials say

Chinese President Xi Jinping is watching closely how Russia’s war in Ukraine unfolds and the global response as Beijing weighs the risks of taking over Taiwan, top intelligence officials told lawma… → Read More

Leaks raise concern Ukraine will spill into US-Russia proxy war

President Biden’s commitment to support Ukraine in its defensive war against Russia is suddenly colliding with his push to avoid a direct confrontation with Moscow. The president’s reported d… → Read More

Intel leaks show US success in Ukraine — but come with risks

The Biden administration’s decision to step up aid to Ukraine is paying real-world dividends, providing not only the weapons to battle Russian forces but also the intelligence that’s he… → Read More

Lavrov’s antisemitic Nazi remarks likely no accident

Russia’s doubling down on offensive remarks by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who accused Jews of being antisemitic and said that Israel is supporting a “neo-Nazi regime” in Kyiv, are an indicatio… → Read More

US diplomats resuming limited activities in Ukraine

The U.S. hopes to reopen its embassy in Kyiv if the situation permits, its Chargé d’Affaires said Monday from Ukraine’s capital city. “We listen to the security professionals, and when they t… → Read More

Georgia presses US for support amid fears of Russian wars

Georgia President Salome Zourabichvili is on a mission in Washington to build support for her country as a key bulwark in case Russia seeks to expand its aggression beyond Ukraine. Georgia, which l… → Read More

Georgia’s president calls Rand Paul ‘Russian line’ on NATO, Ukraine ‘quite laughable’

Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili on Thursday called statements from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) criticizing NATO’s expansion as provoking Russian President Vladimir Putin “laughable” and said the… → Read More

Russia’s retaliation on gas raises stakes for U.S.

Russia is taking a retaliatory step the U.S. and its allies have been bracing for — cutting off gas exports to two European nations, a move that escalated tensions and raised concerns about the pos… → Read More

Five things to know about Transnistria, a potential hot spot in Russian conflict

Explosions and gunshots in Transnistria, the Russian-backed separatist territory in Moldova, are raising fears that Moscow is looking to escalate its grab for territory beyond its war in Ukraine.&n… → Read More

State Department union ‘deeply concerned’ about new hiring practices

The professional labor union for the State Department expressed deep concern on Wednesday over the Biden administration’s decision to remove a key exam as the barometer for entry to employment at t… → Read More