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Jeffrey Feltman speaks at the United Nations.

Biden Eyes Former Top U.N. Official for Horn of Africa Envoy

Washington wants a seasoned point person for the brewing crises in East Africa.

U.S. soldiers stand outside the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

New Bill Takes Aim at State Department’s ‘Bunker Mentality’

Benghazi cloistered U.S. diplomats. Lawmakers want to change that.

Ethiopian soldiers at a refugee camp in Tigray.

UNDP Memo Echoes Ethiopian Talking Points on Tigray

Agency memo sidesteps questions around government’s role in Tigray.

Pro-Uighur protesters demonstrate outside the White House in Washington, on Aug. 14, 2020.

State Department Lawyers Concluded Insufficient Evidence to Prove Genocide in China

Despite the Trump administration’s declaration of a genocide in Xinjiang, upheld by the Biden administration, some legal experts suspect China’s behavior may fall short of actual genocide.

A morgue attendant at the Pretoria branch of the South African funeral and burial services company Avbob stands next to the body of a patient who died from COVID-19-related illnesses as a coffin is brought along ahead of his burial on Jan. 22.

‘People Are Scared’: U.S. Officials in Africa Fight a Resurgent COVID-19

As a new variant of the coronavirus spreads across southern Africa, U.S. aid officials are worried about health care—and a lack of guidance from Washington.

U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman, a Republican from Virginia, speaks during a joint town hall meeting at Central Virginia Community College in Bedford, Virginia, on Oct. 9, 2019.

‘I Didn’t Vote for President Trump’: Former Lawmaker’s Vote Reveals GOP Divide

Ousted former Rep. Denver Riggleman’s vote is another sign of an emerging battle for the soul of the Republican Party.

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (left) and then-National Security Council Senior Director of Counterterrorism Kash Patel

Trump Taps Loyalists to Defense Policy Board in Last-Minute Move

The appointments come as part of a broader sweep to reward the president’s supporters with late-game promotions at the Defense Department.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife, Susan

Congress Will Continue Probing Pompeo’s Military Housing Long After He Departs State

Internal emails reveal Pompeo may have benefited from tens of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds for upkeep at his residence.

Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson

Biden to Tap Seasoned Former Diplomat to Oversee Southern Border Policy

Roberta Jacobson, a former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, will join the NSC and help oversee an anticipated U-turn in U.S. policy on migration and asylum.

Airport personnel check humanitarian aid supplies from USAID

USAID Chief Plans to Block Last-Minute Push to Add Trump Loyalists

Trump administration appointees at the U.S. Agency for International Development planned to use their final days in power to install allies who would help promote a conservative social agenda.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

‘Stop F—ing Lying’: Congress, Trump Officials in Heated Exchange Over Terrorism Designations

Congressional overseers are livid that the administration made major policy changes without prior formal consultations.

U.S. President Donald Trump listens as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks

Group of State Department Officials Call for Consultations on Trump’s Removal

Second dissent cable directed at Pompeo also rebukes the secretary of state for not forcefully condemning the president.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the White House with President Donald Trump.

U.S. Diplomats Draft Dissent Cable Following Storming of Capitol by Pro-Trump Mob

State Department officials expressed anger at the department’s gag order on messaging as violence wracked Washington, saying the incident has caused untold damage to U.S. efforts to promote democratic values abroad.

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