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President Donald Trump with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the UN General Assembly in New York, September 21, 2017.

The US is getting closer to punishing Turkey for buying advanced Russian weapons, but now another US partner is signing up to buy them

Turkey and the US are still discussing Ankara buying the S-400, but now US lawmakers want to block Turkey's F-35s and another US partner wants S-400s.
Russian servicemen next to S-400 surface-to-air missiles after their deployment near Kaliningrad.

The US keeps warning Turkey that buying Russia’s S-400 missile system means it can’t have the F-35, but Turkey keeps doubling down

US lawmakers and the Trump administration have warned Turkey not to buy Russia's advanced air-defense system, but Ankara is undeterred.
Turkey's first F-35.

Russia could destroy the F-35 from within with a missile-defense sale to Turkey

Russia has failed to field a new fighter to compete with the US's F-35, but if its missile defense systems can get an inside look, it may not need to.
Russian S-400 Triumph surface-to-air missile systems in the Victory Day parade for the 71st anniversary of the victory over Germany in World War II, in Moscow's Red Square, May 9, 2016.

Russia sent its most advanced anti-aircraft missile to China last year, but Mother Nature got in the way

China became the first foreign buyer of Russia's S-400 in 2014. But the delivery four years later was delayed by forces beyond anyone's control.
The Russian large landing ship Azov fires missiles during a rehearsal for the Navy Day parade in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, July 27, 2017.

As Russia stokes tensions with Ukraine, it’s trying to gain a military edge over NATO elsewhere in Europe

Russia has been building up its forces around the Black Sea and has made similar moves elsewhere in Eastern Europe — and NATO has taken notice.

Russia is moving advanced missiles into Crimea as Ukraine warns it’s under threat of a ‘full-scale war’

Just days after a clash between Russia and Ukraine, the Russian military says it will be sending more S-400 surface-to-air missiles into Crimea.

The Saudis still haven’t locked in the massive arms deals Trump touted, and they’re still talking to Russia about its advanced S-400 air d...

President Donald Trump heralded a raft of defense deals worth $110 billion when he visited Saudi Arabia last year, but many of those deals have yet to be finalized, and Riyadh is talking to Russia about that country's advanced air-defense system — which the Pentagon doesn't want them to buy.
Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems taking part in the Victory Day parade at Red Square in Moscow, May 9, 2015.

Russia is about to sell a US ally billions of dollars in weapons, and Trump may have to respond

The US has already hit China with sanctions for buying Russian weapons, and even though the US wants better ties with India, it may have to impose more sanctions if Delhi buys Moscow's marquee air-defense system.
An SU-35 military jet at the MAKS-2009 international air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, August 21, 2009.

The US hit China with sanctions for buying Russian jets and missiles, and Beijing and Moscow are hitting back

On Thursday, the US imposed sanctions on China for its purchase of Russian weapons. It's the first time the US has done so, but officials said the ultimate target was Moscow.
President Donald Trump with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a joint news conference in the White House Rose Garden in Washington, June 26, 2017.

The US made an exception for an ally to buy Russian arms — and it may get a dangerous new system before the end of the year

India has been trying to buy the Russian-made S-400 for years, and it may get its hands on the advanced air-defense system before the end of 2018, despite US efforts to block the sale.