Tillerson Can’t Fix What Ails U.S. Ties With Turkey
The Trump administration’s not-so-charm offensive may have steered U.S.-Turkey relations away from the brink of collapse. That’s no cause for a victory lap just yet.
This Is What $1.25 Million Dollars a Month Bought the Russians
A birthday card! An all-American trip! Tweets! Stolen American identities!
The Post-Islamic State Marshall Plan That Never Was
The $30 billion pledged toward reconstruction in Iraq was more than some expected, but still short of the total needed to rebuild the country.
All Eyes on North Korea
Intelligence agencies are surging resources to focus on the Korean Peninsula.
A Year Later, Tillerson Rolls Back ‘Self Inflicted Wound’
The secretary of state’s freeze on hiring diplomats’ family members at understaffed embassies is ending, but it left resentment in its wake.
State Department, USAID Face Drastic Budget Cut
A budget deal ended a government shutdown, but it could gut funding for America’s diplomacy and development programs.
Top Democrat’s Return Sows Uncertainty for Iran Deal
Iran hawk Bob Menendez’s reinstatement as top Democrat on Senate Foreign Relations Committee could alter politics around the nuclear deal.
Japan’s Own Belt and Road
Tokyo is ramping up international partnerships and investments to offer an alternative to Beijing’s signature foreign-policy project.
Qatar’s Ramped-Up Lobbying Efforts Find Success in Washington
But strategic dialogues don’t come cheap.
What Would Happen if Terrorists Attacked the Super Bowl With Drones?
Small unmanned aircraft are a threat to high-profile events, but taking them down safely is almost impossible.
GOP Memo Raises Unlikely Claims About Surveillance Warrant
Could a Trump aide have been targeted based on the famous dossier?
Tillerson Praises Monroe Doctrine, Warns Latin America of ‘Imperial’ Chinese Ambitions
The secretary of state kicks off his multicountry tour trying to get the region to rally behind Trump.
Why Is China Buying Up Europe’s Ports?
State-owned port operators are the aggressive leading edge of Beijing’s massive Belt and Road project.
How the Spies Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fitbit
The debate over whether fitness trackers should be allowed in sensitive areas has dragged on for years.
Why is This Man Still on Twitter?
Banned by law from other US social media, Ramzan Kadyrov is still tweeting
African Ambassadors Express Disappointment After Meeting with Kellyanne Conway
When the president's advisor didn't discuss Africa, some participants were confused.
Before Trump’s Speech, More Bad News From the Afghan Front
As Trump prepares to rally support for the 16-year mission in his State of the Union address, the Pentagon is reluctant to divulge details about the war effort.
Is a Court Case in Texas the First Prosecution of a ‘Black Identity Extremist’?
The FBI is looking for terrorists. Civil rights advocates say it is targeting people engaged in free speech.
Trump Administration Says No to New Russia Sanctions, Yes to Cribbing From Forbes
“They just copied the Kremlin phone book.”