Trump’s Spat With Denmark Could Cost Him Against Iran
The Danes may have been considering joining the United States’ maritime security force—until the U.S. president exploded over Greenland.
Is Russia’s Doomsday Missile Fake News?
Experts are skeptical that Moscow has the money or technical know-how to field Putin’s promised arsenal.
Women Look to 2020 to Break the National Security Glass Ceiling
Advocacy groups see the upcoming election as an opportunity to boost the number of women in senior positions.
Xinjiang’s Voiceless Protests Hit Social Media
Videos show Uighurs silently posing with photos of detained relatives.
Mattis’s Successor Signals He Wants to End the Pentagon’s Long Silence
Mark Esper is beefing up his media relations team. But is it too late?
Meet Israel’s New Kingmaker
Avigdor Lieberman could determine whether Benjamin Netanyahu gets another term. What does he want?
Hiring Freeze Put U.S. Diplomats Under Threat Worldwide, Report Says
Many programs in counterterrorism, global health, and cybersecurity are also struggling.
Capitol Hill Could Imperil Any New U.S.-U.K. Trade Deal
Despite Trump’s eagerness to help a post-Brexit Britain, plenty of obstacles stand in the way—and not just the usual suspects.
Tensions Spike as Turkey Threatens Syria Offensive
U.S. defense secretary says a Turkish incursion would be “unacceptable.”
Currency War With China Dooms Trade Talks
Trump’s puzzling move to ratchet up tensions won’t work, experts say.
African Governments Rush to Hire Trump-Linked Lobbyists
Accused of atrocities, Cameroon is only the latest to jump in, employing a firm that just brought on Donald Trump’s former acting attorney general.
Pacific Tour Tests New Pentagon Chief
Mark Esper sets out to persuade U.S. allies in Asia that the United States has their back.
Advocates Decry ‘Public Shaming’ of General’s Accuser
Critics call the treatment of Col. Spletstoser during confirmation hearings for Trump’s Joint Chiefs vice chair a setback for efforts to reform the way the military handles sexual assault.
Can Trump’s Pick for Intel Chief Tell the President What He Needs to Hear?
Critics say John Ratcliffe may be too political to be believed as the next director of national intelligence.
Senators Break Ranks Over Saudi Arabia
The Foreign Relations Committee, in a rare breach of decorum, engages in a bitter dispute over how to pressure Riyadh.
Trump Does an About-Face on Pakistan—and Blunders Into the Kashmir Dispute
The U.S. president is desperate to salvage peace talks with the Taliban, even if it means cozying up to Pakistan at the expense of America’s newest partner in the Indo-Pacific.
Iran Overtures Are the Latest Setback for Bolton
Trump’s hawkish national security advisor may be losing credibility fast as the president pushes diplomacy, observers say.
All the President’s Trolls
Donald Trump is gathering his favorite meme-makers and trolls for a White House summit.
Diplomats Fear Chilling Effect of British Ambassador’s Resignation
Worries over leaks could curtail the flow of frank information from foreign embassies in Washington.
Unraveling of Iran Nuclear Deal Exposes Europe’s Weakness
It was the U.S. versus 28 EU nations. Guess who’s winning?
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.
To G-20 Leaders, Trump’s Bully Boy Routine Has Grown Old
He’ll insult them in public, then demand a deal behind closed doors. The meeting in Osaka is another test case of the president’s dealmaking skills.
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.
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.
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.
Why Trump Decided Not to Attack Iran
Officials say the president is looking for a peaceful solution to the crisis.
Finally, the U.S. Is Getting Some Diplomats in the Field
Thanks to rule changes and a new push from the Senate and Pompeo’s team, a flurry of nominees is being approved at last.
Dems Grill Trump’s U.N. Nominee Over Ottawa Absences
Kelly Knight Craft spent about half her tenure as ambassador outside Canada, data shows. She says much of it was work travel.