Meet Israel’s New Kingmaker
Avigdor Lieberman could determine whether Benjamin Netanyahu gets another term. What does he want?
Trump’s Plan to Slash Foreign Aid Puts Humanitarian Programs in Jeopardy
Administration hopes to bypass Congress by running down the budget clock.
Diplomats Losing Out to Trump Picks for Top Spots
Current and former U.S. officials say the deluge of political appointees at the State Department is hurting American diplomacy.
State Department Watchdog Censures Two Trump Appointees for Harassing Career Staffers
Report says the two appointees targeted career officials they perceived as politically disloyal.
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.
North Korean Missile Dismissed as ‘Standard’ by Trump Threatens U.S. Military
Defense experts fear Pyongyang has developed a new rocket that can penetrate U.S. defenses.
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.
Trump’s Shadow War on Climate Science
The resignation of a State Department official is the latest instance of a systematic suppression of evidence, former officials and whistleblowers say.
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.
Turkey’s Big Energy Grab
Ankara is eyeing the gas reserves around Cyprus, causing yet more international tensions.
Syria’s Assad Is Deliberately Starving Thousands of Refugees
U.S. officials say they are pressuring the regime to allow U.N. aid deliveries to the Rukban camp.
Scope of Russian Election Hacking Remains Unclear
Volume one of a long-awaited Senate report on Kremlin targeting of election systems finds all 50 states may have been targeted.
Britain’s Power Play in the Persian Gulf
The United Kingdom hopes to get European countries to join it in a maritime coalition to protect vulnerable tankers near Iran.
Mueller Fears Trump’s Embrace of Russian Interference Could Be a ‘New Normal’
In hours of grilling on Capitol Hill, the former U.S. special counsel reveals little new but issues a stark warning.