Trump Administration’s Top Europe Diplomat Resigns
A Russia hawk, A. Wess Mitchell helped reassure U.S. allies worried about the president’s relationship with Putin.
#MeToo Goes Global
Here’s where the movement took off in 2018—and where to look for activism in 2019.
Power to the People
Across the globe, new political players, often from outside the mainstream, are displacing the usual suspects.
Trump to Hold Second Meeting With North Korea’s Kim Next Month
The U.S. president will press his counterpart for more tangible commitments to dismantle nuclear weapons.
No Sweeping Free Trade Deal, Brussels Tells Washington
The EU’s terms for talks could herald another trade setback for Trump.
Trump’s Muscular New Plan to Fend Off Russian and Chinese Missiles
The U.S. president rolled out the most ambitious missile defense strategy since the end of the Cold War.
Zimbabwe Crackdown Saps Hopes of Reform
The violence is a blow to Zimbabweans who hoped for greater freedom of expression in the post-Mugabe era.
U.S. Increasingly Concerned About a Chinese Attack on Taiwan
The Pentagon says reunification is the primary driver of China’s military modernization.
Theresa May Stays but Only in Name
A thin victory in the no-confidence vote leaves no one really running the country.
Hunger Strike Gains Momentum in Azerbaijan
Seeing Baku as a strategic partner, the United States and Europe overlook rights violations.
American Troops Die in Syria as Trump Team Squabbles
U.S. Syria policy is dogged by infighting and confusion.
Trump Can’t Do That. Can He?
On NATO withdrawal and other issues, it turns out presidential powers are constrained by norms but not laws.
Trump Appointee Who Compiled Loyalty List at U.N. and State Steps Down
Mari Stull faced investigations from an internal watchdog and a House committee.
Club Med: Israel, Egypt, and Others Form New Natural Gas Group
The new grouping is meant to jump-start the Eastern Mediterranean’s energy revolution.
As West Grows Wary, Chinese Investment Plummets
The trade war and new U.S. regulations aimed at China are major factors.
Border Agents Go Unpaid as Trump Mulls National Emergency
As the government shutdown over the wall nears record length, close to 100,000 CBP and ICE employees are working without pay.
The Shutdown Has Foggy Bottom in a Funk
While diplomats file for unemployment benefits and seek school lunches for their children, Mike Pompeo is making unpaid workers organize a big ambassadors’ conference in D.C.
The Belarusian President Won’t Go Down Without a Fight
Tensions between Moscow and Minsk have sparked worries over another Russian annexation.