Trump Talks Up Oil Markets, but the Economy Is Still Tanking
Despite a brief recovery in oil, experts say there is still no deal to cut production and boost prices.
In Global Leadership Void on Pandemic, Critics Ask: Where’s Pompeo?
The U.S. secretary of state is late to finding his voice on the pandemic, as the State Department scrambles to repatriate tens of thousands of American citizens stranded abroad.
Pentagon Removes Carrier From Middle East Amid Pandemic-Induced Resource Fight
The Defense Department will end the deployment of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to the Middle East as the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. military has intensified.
Ukraine to World: This Is Not the Time to Go Wobbly on Sanctions
With the coronavirus pandemic, the United States faces the greatest global challenge to its sanctions policy since the 1990s.
Russia Scores Pandemic Propaganda Triumph With Medical Delivery to U.S.
Along with China, the Kremlin is looking to gain a geopolitical edge on the West by rushing medical supplies to countries hit hard by the coronavirus.
As the World Is Distracted, Boko Haram Terrorists Strike a Key Western Ally
The battle against jihadi terrorism in Africa takes one of its deadliest turns yet, with consequences far beyond the region.
Fighting Pandemic, Europe Divides Again Along North and South Lines
Southern countries push for a eurobond while the wealthy North says “nein.”
In the Coronavirus, Putin May Have Met His Match
The Russian leader still wants to make himself president for life. But COVID-19 is fomenting new distrust in the state he built.
How an Iranian Airline Tied to Terrorism Likely Spread the Virus (and Lied About It)
Why is Iran the flaming epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the Middle East? One of the primary suspects is Mahan Air.
Death by Drone: America’s Vicious Legacy in Afghanistan
As the United States prepares to leave, thousands of killings remain unprobed, and Washington refuses to talk about them.
Is the U.S. Also to Blame in the Oil Price War?
Congress is accusing Saudi Arabia and Russia of waging “economic warfare” on the United States. But companies in the United States, the biggest oil producer in the world, aren’t slowing down yet.
Democrats Push Back on Sanctions, Citing Coronavirus Fears
They want waivers to speed medical supplies and humanitarian aid to Iran and other sanctioned nations hit hard by the pandemic.
U.N. Security Council Paralyzed as Contagion Rages
A major player in the Ebola outbreak, the council has turned into the site of a U.S.-China showdown over the coronavirus.
‘It’s Pretty Much Going to Be a Death Sentence’
State Department struggles to bring thousands of stranded Americans home as air travel shuts down from the global coronavirus pandemic.
Can Europe and the U.S. Follow China’s Lead on Economic Recovery?
China may be getting something close to a V-shaped bounceback from the coronavirus. The question is whether it can last—and whether the rest of the world can achieve anything like it.
U.N. Calls for Rolling Back Sanctions to Battle Pandemic
Secretary-General Guterres says it’s time for “solidarity not exclusion.”
Fed Fails to Stem Market Bloodbath as Congress Stumbles on Aid Package
Economists say the sudden slowdown in economic activity from the coronavirus has no precedent in U.S. history.
Europe’s Central Bank, in About-Face, Swoops in to Save a Virus-Afflicted Continent
Only a week after implying she didn’t care about shielding more debt-troubled economies, the ECB's Lagarde reveals a 750 billion-euro fix. But the bitter trade war with U.S. resumes.
China Casts Itself as Global Savior While U.S. and EU Focus on Virus at Home
As Western countries battle with their own domestic epidemic, a newly stabilized China seizes a chance to portray itself as the emerging superpower. Will it work?
U.S. Citizens Abroad Frustrated by Lack of Help From Embassies Amid Pandemic
Democratic lawmakers express “urgent concern” to Pompeo about failure to assist with flights and information.
U.N. Diplomacy In The Age of Contagion
Some delegations are repatriating vulnerable staff from New York amid a surge in coronavirus infections.
Pompeo Criticized for Failure to Communicate on Coronavirus
Diplomats, lawmakers say the State Department hasn’t been transparent in responding.
In Historic First, Peace Corps to Evacuate Volunteers Worldwide Amid Pandemic
The U.S. agency announced it was suspending operations globally and recalling volunteers for their safety as the outbreak spread.
Global Diplomacy Grinds to a Halt on Infection Fears
One by one, the U.N., WTO, and other major international players are canceling regular gatherings.
Diplomats Fear a Collapse of South Sudan’s Latest Peace Deal
Even as they publicly support the pact, many privately think it is built on a house of cards and will be pulled down by the country’s bloody past.
As Harry and Meghan Arrive, Canadians Wonder if They Should Dump the Queen
The celebrity couple abandons their royal duties and moves to Vancouver Island. For Canadians, that rekindles an old debate: Why is a British monarch still their head of state?
Trump Loyalist Appointed to Oversee Relations With U.N., World Health Organization
The appointment of White House aide Sean Doocey could douse hopes of change for a battered and bruised State Department bureau.
The Joe Biden Juggernaut
With his smashing Super Tuesday victories and Bloomberg's endorsement, the former vice president has suddenly become the chief 2020 challenger to Trump.
How America’s First Jewish President Could Be Tougher on Israel Than His Predecessors
Bernie Sanders, if he wins the White House, could be the first U.S. leader in more than 40 years to declare Jewish settlements illegal.
Richard Grenell: Pundit, Envoy, Spokesman. Spy?
His ascension to the highest intelligence post in the United States heightens fears that the Trump administration is politicizing intelligence.
Pompeo Announces Taliban Peace Deal Plan
The pact pledging “intra-Afghan” talks is to be signed Feb. 29, but questions remain over whether the deal will last.