Karen DeYoung

Washington Post

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Karen DeYoung is senior national security correspondent for the Washington Post.

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Afghanistan is bracing for increased violence after peace talks at Camp David were canceled over the weekend.

Why are there such differing versions of why Trump-Taliban peace talks were canceled?

Afghanistan is bracing for increased violence after peace talks at Camp David were canceled over the weekend.

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The United Nations Security Council was set to vote today on a resolution condemning Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory on the West Bank.

Egypt postpones UN resolution on settlements

The United Nations Security Council was set to vote today on a resolution condemning Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory on the West Bank.

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Yesterday, the US cut off negotiations with Russia on ending the chaos in Syria. Today, Russia pulled out of a landmark deal involving the fuel for nuclear weapons.

US and Russia's relationship at low point over Syria

Yesterday, the US cut off negotiations with Russia on ending the chaos in Syria. Today, Russia pulled out of a landmark deal involving the fuel for nuclear weapons.

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