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The Ukraine conflict began in 2014 and has led to roughly 13,000 deaths and displaced roughly 1.5 million people.

Ukraine’s President Zelensky said he didn’t feel pressured by Trump. Here’s why that’s bogus.

The US government's assistance to Ukraine is vital as it contends with an ongoing conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the Donbas region.
President Donald Trump.

Trump has no clear strategy if Iran makes good on its vow to avenge the killing of a top general, experts say

A top Middle East expert told Insider she didn't think there had been any "serious thinking" from Trump on what comes next after killing Soleimani.

Congress to fund research on gun violence for the first time in over 20 years

The $25 million in funding would be split across the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.
A demonstrator as Lebanese army soldiers deploy to open a blocked road.

Trump lifted a mysterious hold on military aid to Lebanon amid mounting criticism and comparisons to Ukraine

The congressionally approved military aid to Lebanon was placed under a mysterious hold for months, without explanation from Trump.
Riot police scuffle with Hezbollah supporters during ongoing anti-government protests in downtown Beirut.

Trump could be handing a big win to Iran and Russia by withholding military aid to Lebanon as it spirals into a crisis

President Trump has frozen over $100 million in military aid to Lebanon as it faces a major political crisis, and offered no explanation as to why.
Sen. Chris Murphy speaks as Sen. John Cornyn and President Donald Trump listen during a bipartisan meeting with members of Congress to discuss school and community safety in the wake of the Florida school shootings at the White House in Washington, on February 28, 2018.

A top senator says Trump’s Syria retreat and the Ukraine scandal may have damaged America’s credibility forever

Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy said President Trump's Syria retreat may have permanently undermined US credibility in the Middle East and beyond.
President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room at the White House May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

CIA predicted the Iran crisis that spiraled out of Trump pulling the US from the 2015 nuclear deal

A year before Trump withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear deal, the CIA circulated a classified document offering a "simple" and prescient conclusion.
U.S. President Trump speaks to the news media in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington

Democrats are suggesting people flip the script in response to Trump’s racially-charged tweets — unfollow and ignore

After the latest tweet storm from Trump, some Democrats are suggesting unfollowing the president or ignoring his 'bait and switch' tactics on Twitter.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Tuesday. He said Trump's White House was "afflicted with mental retardation."

Iran has threatened to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels within a week after violating the 2015 nuclear deal

Iran says it will enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels. Experts say a week isn't enough time, but also that Trump's strategy is creating a crisis.
President Donald Trump holds up a memorandum that reinstates sanctions on Iran after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room at the White House May 8, 2018 in Washington, DC.

How the Trump administration got into a showdown with Iran that could lead to war

The Trump administration has rejected suggestions it's moving toward war after deploying military assets in response to unspecified threats.