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Singer Josephine Baker performs.

Josephine Baker: First American to Enter France’s Panthéon

The Black expatriate singer, dancer, resistance hero, and civil rights warrior exits stage left into history.

A Department of Defense plaque is seen outside the Pentagon in Washington, DC on October 6, 2021.

‘No Decisions, No Changes’: Pentagon Fails to Stick Asia Pivot

The long-anticipated review was, for some, a “complete waste of time.”

Karambir's mother, Bahoti Devi, sits outside the family home with the farming family's buffalos behind her in Haryana, India, on March 27.

Farmers Have Become Martyrs in India

A grim death toll accompanies long-running protests.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed salutes.

U.S. Envoy Warns Ethiopia Conflict Could Spiral Amid Military Escalation

The State Department repeats calls for U.S. citizens to leave the country as soon as possible.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands.

Kremlin Says Second Biden-Putin Meeting Is in the Works

Talk of a virtual summit comes as U.S. officials are increasingly alarmed by Russia’s military buildup near its border with Ukraine.

A US-made CH-47 helicopter flies an 18-meter by 12-meter national flag at a military base in Taoyuan on September 28, 2021.

Pentagon Quietly Puts More Troops in Taiwan

Deeper U.S. engagement comes as the wisdom of strategic ambiguity is increasingly questioned.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to reporters.

Biden Struggles to Stick to the Script on Taiwan

Not for the first time, the U.S. president misspoke about the island at the center of U.S.-China tensions.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump are seen in the White House.

Watchdog Reports Shed New Light on Trump-Era Mismanagement at State

Career diplomats are concerned that the State Department won’t institute changes to address bullying or mismanagement in the future.

U.S. President Joe Biden participates in a virtual meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Biden and Xi Pause Saber Rattling for First Face-to-Face

Breakthroughs remain elusive, but both sides agreed on need to manage tensions.

A military helicopter flies with Taiwans national flag during the National Day in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei on October 10, 2020.

China Urged Republicans to Cancel Taiwan Visit

Beijing warned U.S. lawmakers the trip would erode the “One China” status quo.

Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

What to Expect From the Biden-Xi Virtual Summit

Heated words, frank conversations, and little end in sight to the world’s biggest showdown.

A Taliban fighter mans a machine gun mounted on a vehicle near the venue of an open-air pro-Taliban rally on the outskirts of Kabul on Oct. 3.

Taliban Splintered by Internal Divisions, External Spoilers

Pakistan said to be supporting alternative jihadi groups to undermine the Taliban and maintain leverage over Afghanistan.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at the United Nations.

Blinken to Make First Trip to Africa as Biden’s Top Diplomat

The secretary of state’s visit follows a spate of military coups in four African countries.

Venture capitalist and author JD Vance (2nd from R) shakes hands with Tim Cook (R), chief executive officer of Apple, on the third day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Trump-Branded China Hawks Look to Take Over Congress

Former Trump officials are grooming a new generation of Senate candidates to make the hard-line approach to China the GOP’s default.

Polish law enforcement officers watch migrants at the Belarusian-Polish border

Belarus Seeks to Export Instability

Minsk is creating a migration crisis on its borders to undermine its European Union neighbors.

Georgians rally to demand the liberation of Mikheil Saakashvili.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Misha?

Former President Mikheil Saakashvili’s hunger strike is a test case for Georgia’s trembling democracy.

Members of the military band rehearse.

The Pentagon Wants to Talk About China’s Nukes

China prepares to fight and win a war against the United States, the U.S. Defense Department said in its annual review.

People leave to board a Pakistan International Airlines plane.

State Department: Thousands of U.S. Residents Still Stuck in Afghanistan

The department hasn’t made the numbers public, but angry lawmakers are running out of patience.

Sen. Ted Cruz speaks during a Senate hearing with Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Is the ‘Water’s Edge’ Vanishing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee?

Dozens of U.S. ambassador posts abroad sit empty as partisan gridlock in Congress drags on.