Human Rights Groups Bristling at State Department Report
What’s not in the report is as important as what’s in it.
Turkey Wants to Veto Civil Society Organizations at the OSCE
It wouldn’t be the first time Erdogan took domestic politics to the international arena.
Pompeo North Korea Visit Throws Wrench in Confirmation Fight
The behind-the-scenes effort to rally enough senators to confirm Pompeo just got tougher.
Senators Demand Answers From Trump Team on Yemen
Administration officials defended their position, but lawmakers weren’t happy with their answers.
How Social Media Built the Case for Trump’s Strike on Syria
Evidence of chemical weapons used to require a chain of custody. Now, open-source intelligence is often enough.
One Belt, One Road, One Happy Chinese Navy
Beijing is using commercial bridgeheads to give its warships staying power in the Indian Ocean.
Iranian-Backed Militias Set Sights on U.S. Forces
Airstrikes against Syria may galvanize support against the United States.
Syrian Chemical Weapons Prompts Missile Volley From Trump
U.S. is “locked and loaded” for more strikes, but only if Assad uses chemical weapons.
Can a Weekend at Mar-a-Lago Rescue the Trump-Abe Relationship?
The Japanese prime minister’s courtship of the U.S. president worked. For a while.
State Department Watchdog Reviewing Sexual Harassment, Assault Policies
But some question whether it will result in anything concrete.
Pompeo Gets a Grilling on the Hill
Mike Pompeo’s charm offensive may have stumbled out of the gate in his confirmation hearing to be Trump’s top diplomat.
Top Advisor’s Fate Serves as Bellwether for State Department
White House officials want Brian Hook to stay in his current role in Foggy Bottom, but a demoralized diplomatic corps would like to see him go.
Zuckerberg: We’re in an ‘Arms Race’ With Russia, but AI Will Save Us
Buckle up — the technology won’t be ready for another decade.
Is Germany Souring on Russia’s Nord Stream?
Merkel now talks of protecting Ukraine’s interests as Russia’s $12 billion gas pipeline seeks to bypass Kiev.
Has the Clock Run Out on the Smolensk Conspiracy?
Blaming the Russians, or political opponents, only goes so far.
For a Second Strike on Syria, Trump Will Have to Go Big
With little to show for last year’s missile attack, the Trump administration is contemplating a larger campaign against the Assad government.
Trump Makes American Coal Great Again — Overseas
U.S. coal exports have exploded. Can that continue?
McMaster Unleashes on Russia in Final Speech
The outgoing national security advisor took one last swipe at Putin’s efforts to undermine Western democracies.
Trump Contradicts Top Officials on Syria Policy
Two events, just minutes apart, had very different messages.