Pompeo’s Iran Strategy Gets New Team
The new Iran Action Group reassigns one of the most powerful behind-the-scenes officials at the State Department to work on Iran full time.
Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents
The number of informants executed in the debacle is higher than initially thought.
Five Questions About the Crisis Between Washington and Ankara
How a dispute over a jailed American pastor roiled Turkey’s economy
Trump Blocks Fighter Jet Transfer Amid Deepening U.S.-Turkey Rift
The decision is a blow to Ankara but could also complicate matters for Washington.
Space Force Is Trump’s Answer to New Russian and Chinese Weapons
But creating a new service branch is seen as a slap in the face to the Air Force.
For Trump and Co., Few Palestinians Count as Refugees
Trump’s attorney is among the activists trying to strip Palestinians of their status.
Trump’s Post-ISIS Retreat Leaves Syria Vulnerable to Russia and Iran
The U.S. administration is reluctant to help with Syrian recovery.
U.S. Turns up Heat on Iran’s Economy, Adding Fuel to Massive Protests
Experts question whether the resumption of sanctions will help topple the regime or strengthen it.
Anti-Racism Groups Feel Tarred by Facebook’s Fight Against Fake Accounts
Latest discovery underscores challenge of countering disinformation campaigns.
U.S. Hits Turkey With Sanctions Over Jailed Pastor
The measure will further sour ties between two NATO allies.
U.S.-led Coalition Set to Launch Final Fight Against ISIS in Syria
The jihadi group has lost nearly all its territory but is still seen as a threat.
Trump’s $12 Billion Bailout Is No Remedy for Farmers Caught in Trade War
Additional subsidy angers some lawmakers, and could cause problems at the WTO.
Will Djibouti Become Latest Country to Fall Into China’s Debt Trap?
The African country houses a key U.S. military base, making it a particular concern for Washington.
Russian Jamming Poses a Growing Threat to U.S. Troops in Syria
But this type of warfare also gives the United States a chance to learn about the latest Russian technology.
Iran’s Yemeni Proxies Put Oil Shipments in Crosshairs
A Houthi attack on two Saudi oil tankers near Yemen could be an Iranian bid to hammer a key energy choke point.
In Fiery Hearing, Pompeo Trades Barbs With Lawmakers
The secretary of state faces criticism, even from those in his own party.
Congress Caves to Trump in Fight Over China’s ZTE
Lawmakers preparing a must-pass defense bill stripped out harsh penalties against the Chinese telecommunications firm after the White House intervened.
Trump’s Trade Wars Are Bad. They Could Soon Get a Lot Worse.
Possible auto tariffs weigh on Trump’s meeting with the European Commission president on Wednesday.
Trump-Putin Firestorm Brings Interpreters Out From the Shadows
U.S. politicians debate whether to force Trump’s interpreter to divulge contents of the private meeting.
With Trump Going Soft on Nord Stream, Congress Moves to Kill the Pipeline
U.S. lawmakers, at least, worry that Europe’s reliance on Moscow for energy could give Russia key leverage.