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David Satterfield speaks in Iraq.
David Satterfield speaks in Iraq.

U.S. Envoy for East Africa to Call It Quits

David Satterfield is expected to leave his post after just a few months on the job, leaving a big vacuum at a bad time.

A Chinese flag flies behind razor wire
A Chinese flag flies behind razor wire

Congress Splits Over How to Address LGBT Rights in China

A landmark report on human rights in China was delayed six months over a behind-the-scenes impasse on LGBTQ rights.

A woman pushes a baby carriage past the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv
A woman pushes a baby carriage past the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv

U.S. Envoy Offers Limited Lifelines to Local Ukraine Embassy Staff

State Department tells local employees it left behind that the U.S. will continue paying them for “as long as possible.”

World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley at the U.N. Office in Geneva.
World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley at the U.N. Office in Geneva.

WFP Women Fault Food Agency’s Boys’ Club

Hundreds of employees at the World Food Program protest the dominant role of men in responding to world’s humanitarian emergencies.

World Food Program Chief David Beasley
World Food Program Chief David Beasley

U.N. to Keep Beasley at WFP as Food Crises Roil the World

The head of the United Nations’ top food agency will get a job extension now that Russia’s invasion has put food security at risk for millions.

Ukrainian soldiers stand guard on a road north of Kyiv.
Ukrainian soldiers stand guard on a road north of Kyiv.

Ukrainian Staff at U.S. Embassy, Left Behind, Say U.S. Is Backtracking on Promises of Support

“It looks as if some officials have already given up on Ukraine,” local staff told the State Department.

Ukrainian servicemen receive a U.S. shipment of anti-tank Javelin missiles.
Ukrainian servicemen receive a U.S. shipment of anti-tank Javelin missiles.

U.S. Commission Urges Biden to Designate Ukraine, Georgia as Major Non-NATO Allies

The move would facilitate military and economic support for Kyiv as it battles a brutal Russian offensive.

Vice President Kamala Harris (left), President Joe Biden (center) and US Secretary of State Tony Blinken (right) participate in a virtual bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.
Vice President Kamala Harris (left), President Joe Biden (center) and US Secretary of State Tony Blinken (right) participate in a virtual bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021.

Biden Eyes Adding Top Foreign-Policy Strategist

Thomas Wright of Brookings has made a career studying the international order. Now he might get to fix it.

Russian President Vladimir Putin oversees the test launch of the Avangard hypersonic missile.
Russian President Vladimir Putin oversees the test launch of the Avangard hypersonic missile.

Biden Halts Russian Arms Control Talks Amid Ukraine Invasion

Officials said the talks had become an arena for Russia to complain about NATO.

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine
The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine

Ukrainians Who Worked at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv Plead for Help

In a letter to the State Department, staff voice fears they will be abandoned amid the Russian onslaught.

Civilians train to hold wooden replicas of Kalashnikov rifles, as they take part in a training session at an abandoned factory in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on February 6, 2022.
Civilians train to hold wooden replicas of Kalashnikov rifles, as they take part in a training session at an abandoned factory in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on February 6, 2022.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with soldiers
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with soldiers

Russia Planning Post-Invasion Arrest and Assassination Campaign in Ukraine, U.S. Officials Say

Intelligence on possible targets has been shared with Ukraine and other partners in the region.

The wreckage of Dag Hammarskjold’s plane
The wreckage of Dag Hammarskjold’s plane

What Really Happened to Dag Hammarskjold’s Plane

More than 60 years after the deaths of the U.N. chief and his team, the victims’ families believe the answer may lie in Washington’s and London’s archives.

President Joe Biden speaks at a virtual summit on democracy.
President Joe Biden speaks at a virtual summit on democracy.

Top White House Human Rights Official Leaving Post

Shanthi Kalathil played a key role in organizing Biden’s Summit for Democracy.

Olympic British speed skater Farrell Treacy in Beijing.
Olympic British speed skater Farrell Treacy in Beijing.

U.N. Chief Rebuffs U.S. Request to Skip Beijing Olympics

U.S. envoy Linda Thomas-Greenfield presses António Guterres to confront China over rights abuses in Xinjiang.

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