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A view of the U.S. Department of State in Washington on July 31,2014.  (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Appointee Compiles Loyalty List of U.S. Employees at U.N., State

Mari Stull’s arrival at the State Department’s International Organization Bureau is triggering an exodus of top career staffers.

The United Nations Security Council meets on August 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

At U.N., Russia and U.S. Wage Quiet War Over Appointments to Advance Broader Agendas

Tit for tat battle weakens the United Nations’ ability to enforce sanctions around the world.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during his swearing-in at the State Department in Washington on May 2. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Pompeo’s Pledge to Lift Hiring Freeze at State Department Hits Big Snag

Diplomats who welcomed the new secretary of state are now feeling let down.

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, in Jerusalem, on June 7, 2017. (Debbie Hill/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Thwarted in Bid to Change U.N. Rights Council’s Approach to Israel

Some diplomats fear the United States might now exit the council.

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, chats with friends near the Loews Regency hotel on Park Ave on April 13, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images

Trump Lawyer Met With Qatari Government Official Days Before FBI Raid

Was Michael Cohen seeking to add foreign governments as clients of his consulting business?

David Beasley, the executive director of the World Food Program, briefs reporters in Seoul, South Korea, on May 15 on his visit to North Korea. (Jung Yeon-je/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Rebuffs U.N. Appeal to Expand North Korea Food Aid

The United States sees private investment in Pyongyang, not aid, as the nuclear deal’s prize.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo greets State Department employees during a welcome ceremony at the State Department in Washington on May 1. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Pompeo’s Hiring Moves Soothe Diplomats

In staffing and internal policies, he seems to be reversing trends of the Tillerson era that dispirited many diplomats.

Lines of vehicles ready for a combat logistics patrol alongside American forces and Afghan National Army on Operation Herrick 11, which carried essential supplies from Camp Bastion to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in a 100-vehicle convoy. (Ben Birchall/PA Images/Getty Images)

Inside the Cutthroat World of Billion-Dollar Military Supply Contracts

A U.S. military vendor created a “ghost structure” to do business with Iran, yet the dollars keep rolling in.

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio at Capitol Hill on July 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Kelly Craft)

Rubio Questions D.C. Panel on China Influence

It’s a sign of growing concern over Chinese influence operations in the United States.

U.S. President Donald Trump attends the ceremonial swearing-in of  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2018. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Weighs Taking Refugee Programs Away From State Department

Mike Pompeo’s first test could be a plan to remove refugee aid from Foggy Bottom.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent stands watch as a crowd of overseas visitors to the U.S. wait in line to pass through Customs January 5, 2004 at JFK airport in New York City. (Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Who Can Challenge the No-Fly List?

A prominent Pakistani doctor suspects he is on the no-fly list. He’s demanding the right to find out why.

United Airlines flight 897 lifts off from Dulles International Airport on its maiden flight from Washington, DC to Beijing, the first-ever nonstop flight between the two capitals, on March 28, 2007. (Paul J. RIchards/AFP/Getty Images)

China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References

Beijing is pressuring companies around the world to follow the party line on Taiwan sovereignty — or else.

Saleh al-Samad, the president of the Houthis’ Supreme Political Council, sits behind bulletproof glass at a rally in Sanaa, Yemen, on Aug. 20, 2016. (Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)

How the UAE’s Chinese-Made Drone Is Changing the War in Yemen

An airstrike that killed a senior Houthi leader shows that the Emirates is growing more assertive in its military operations.

Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) participates in a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, November 4, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Anti-Abortion Row Derails State Department Policy Bill

Congress came close to passing the bill, which could have raised the spirits of a bruised and battered State Department.

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