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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren arrives at a confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 1, 2018.

Warren Hammers Trump’s Pentagon Nominee—Despite Her Own Industry Ties

The presidential contender is leading the charge against the Defense Department’s revolving door but has a history of pushing the interests of firms in her home state.

U.S. President Donald Trump reaches to shake Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hand before a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 21, 2017.

In Debate Over Turkey Sanctions, Trump Is the Wild Card

U.S. security officials are pushing for penalties over Ankara’s purchase of a Russian missile system.

Libyans gather during the funeral of fighters loyal to the Government of National Accord in the capital of Tripoli on April 24.

The Evolution of a Russian Troll

Alexander Malkevich, whose employees were detained in Libya, is part of Moscow’s efforts to create a “concert of chaos” around the globe.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is dealing with key defections—like Finance Minister Carlos Urzúa—just months into his term, on July 9.

Government Rift Deepens Mexico’s Economic Crisis

After months of rumors, the finance minister bitterly parts ways with the leftist president.

U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington on Sept. 19, 2017.

Pentagon to Get Its Fourth Leader in Six Months

With the U.S. facing crises on multiple fronts, U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer will take over as acting secretary of defense while Trump’s latest nominee enters the confirmation process.

British Ambassador Kim Darroch speaks to guests at the ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C., on April 28, 2017.

Diplomats Fear Chilling Effect of British Ambassador’s Resignation

Worries over leaks could curtail the flow of frank information from foreign embassies in Washington.

European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom addresses a press conference in Brussels on Jan. 18.

While Trump Isolates the U.S., It’s ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ for the Rest of the World

Globalization is alive and well. It’s just the United States sitting on the sidelines.

A woman carries a bag containing her belongings at the Kurdish-run Al-Hol camp for displaced people in northeastern Syria on June 3.

Fears Rise of an ISIS Comeback

The U.S. drawdown could provide a dangerous opening for the Islamic State to resurge.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (left) and then-Swiss President Alain Berset hold a joint press conference in Bern, Switzerland, on July 3, 2018.

How Close Is Iran to a Nuclear Bomb, Really?

Experts say Tehran has the capability to build a nuclear weapon within a few years but perhaps not the intent.

Protesters gather in front of the White House to speak out against a possible war with Iran on June 23.

Iran-Linked Hackers Said to Be Ready for Attacks on U.S. Targets

Even if real war doesn’t start, a cyberwar may soon be underway, experts say.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a state dinner in Beijing on Nov. 9, 2017.

Xi-Trump G-20 Meeting Produces Trade Truce

China and the United States signal another truce in the trade war, but existing tariffs--and seemingly irreconcilable demands--still remain.

Sudanese protesters sit on a bridge during a demonstration outside the army headquarters in the capital of Khartoum on April 19.

Seeking to Secure Power, Sudan’s Military Ruler Hires Lobbying Help

Top general brokers a multimillion-dollar deal with a Canadian firm and hosts a former U.S. congressman.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Tillerson to Kushner: We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This

Former U.S. secretary of state’s testimony reveals Jared Kushner’s omnipresent, perhaps unprecedented, role in the Trump administration.

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U.S. Stopped Vital Foreign Aid Programs in the Name of Counter-Trafficking

Money that could have been used to curtail the Ebola outbreak in Central Africa or support demining programs in Southeast Asia was held up over human trafficking complaints.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Mohamed ben Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in Abu Dhabi on June 24.

Pompeo’s Hollow Plan to Beef Up Security in the Gulf

Experts are skeptical that U.S. allies will get on board.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo walks toward a plane to depart Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on June 24.

U.S. Intelligence Undercuts Trump’s Case on Iran-al Qaeda Links

Despite claims by Pompeo, Tehran and al Qaeda have been at odds more often than they've been aligned since 9/11.

U.S. President Donald Trump (from left), Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and National Security Advisor John Bolton attend a bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House on June 20.

Why Trump Decided Not to Attack Iran

Officials say the president is looking for a peaceful solution to the crisis.

U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper, Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy, Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley and Army Vice Chief of Staff James McConville hold a news conference at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, on July 13, 2018.

Trump Nominates Army Secretary as Pentagon Chief

The president also announced he would promote Ryan McCarthy, a former Army ranger, to the top Army civilian slot.

A U.S. Navy RQ-4 Global Hawk drone, an example of which is seen here on June 11, 2012, was shot down by Iranian IRGC surface-to-air missiles near the Strait of Hormuz.

Did Iran Just Invite a U.S. Attack?

“This country will not stand for it,” Trump says after drone shootdown.

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