U.S. Says It Will Not Rejoin Open Skies Treaty With Russia

The 30-year-old agreement was put in place to ensure that Russia and the United States could monitor each other’s military movements.

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Sliding in the Polls, Erdogan Kicks Up a New Storm Over the Bosporus

As part of a push to carve a canal alongside the waterway, Turkey’s president signaled that he could scrap a treaty that has kept peace in the region for decades.

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Cherokee Nation Addresses Bias Against Descendants of Enslaved People

The tribe’s Supreme Court excised language from its constitution that limited the citizenship rights of descendants of Black people who had been enslaved by the tribe before the Civil War.

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This Climate Deal Is Good for Earth and the Economy

More than 100 nations have approved an accord phasing down a planet-warming coolant. The U.S. isn’t among them.

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Biden and Putin Speak, Agreeing to Extend Nuclear Treaty

The two leaders, who do not have a history of friendliness, spoke just a few weeks before the treaty is set to expire.

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Russia to Exit Open Skies Treaty, Escalating Rivalry With U.S.

Washington withdrew from the treaty, which lets countries make reconnaissance flights over each other’s territory, last year. Moscow’s move could signal difficulties for the Biden administration.

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Biden Plans Renewed Nuclear Talks With Russia While Punishing Kremlin, Adviser Says

The president-elect also plans to pursue a “follow-on negotiation” with Iran over its missile capabilities if Tehran re-enters compliance with the nuclear deal.

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George Shultz Speaks Out for Renewing U.S. Leadership Overseas

At a moment when the United States has pulled back from its allies, the former secretary of state lamented the Trump administration’s allergy to international accords.

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Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons Passes Important Threshold

Fifty countries have now ratified the treaty, so it will become international law. The United States and the eight other nuclear-armed powers reject it but have failed to stop its advance.

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U.N. General Assembly: Live Updates

As world leaders meet for the 75th United Nations General Assembly this week, the gatherings are virtual, but the challenges all too real.

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Black, Native American and Fighting for Recognition in Indian Country

Enslaved people were also driven west along the Trail of Tears. After a historic Supreme Court ruling, their descendants are fighting to be counted as tribal members.

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Turkey Considers Leaving Domestic Violence Treaty Even as Abuse Surges

The European pact, signed in Istanbul in 2011, was intended to protect women but has become a target for populist leaders who claim it threatens “traditional families.”

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In 1920, Native Women Sought the Vote. Here’s What’s Next.

The 19th Amendment did not bring the right to vote to all Native women, but two experts in a conversation said it did usher in the possibility of change.

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After a Trail of Tears, Justice for ‘Indian Country’

From my elders, I learned that justice is sometimes seven generations away or more — and inevitable.

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For Muscogee (Creek) Tribe in Oklahoma, at Long Last Vindication

After decades of betrayals and broken treaties, the Supreme Court ruled that much of Oklahoma is their land, after all.

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A New Superpower Competition Between Beijing and Washington: China’s Nuclear Buildup

The Trump administration is portraying the small but increasingly potent Chinese arsenal — still only one-fifth the size of the United States’ or Russia’s — as the big new threat.

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Trump to Withdraw U.S. From ‘Open Skies’ Treaty

Mr. Trump’s decision, the third major retreat from arms control agreements, will be viewed as evidence that he also plans an exit from the last major arms treaty with Russia: New START.

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