With Emergency Declaration, Trump Sticks by His Populist Persona
Trump will continue targeting immigrants, while the Democrats will target the rich. Success in 2020 will depend on the messaging.
Pentagon Seeks Massive Increase for ‘Slush Fund’ War Account
Contingency coffers could reach levels not seen since the Iraq surge.
Rubio Blocks Trump’s Honduras Envoy
The Florida senator is increasingly influential on U.S. policy in Latin America.
Don’t Let Democrats Become the Party of War
In their zeal to oppose any policy associated with Trump, the Democratic Party’s leaders in Congress are starting to sound like warmongers.
New Bill Seeks to Energize American Cyberdiplomacy
Lawmakers argue the State Department needs to balance human rights and national security in cyberspace.
Can State’s New Cyber Bureau Hack It?
The U.S. State Department is working to stand up a new cybersecurity bureau, but it's hobbled by debates with lawmakers on its purpose and mandate.
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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.
Lawsuits Seek to Stop Censure of Israel Boycott Movement
The ACLU is fighting efforts by state legislatures to force contractors to pledge they won’t back BDS.
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2018 Was a Long Women’s March Through Congress
It was a year of quiet, but major, progress for women’s issues in the U.S. government—and 2019 promises even more.
U.N. Body Declares Famine Conditions in Parts of Yemen
World Food Program report expected to further erode support in Washington for Saudi bombings in Yemen.
White House Digs Itself in Deeper on Khashoggi
CIA briefing only hardens senators’ view that Mohammed bin Salman was behind the journalist’s killing.
Senate Summons Pompeo and Mattis Over Saudi Arabia
Lawmakers are pushing to overrule the Trump administration and end U.S. involvement in the devastating Yemeni civil war.
A Human Rights Champion Comes to the House
Congressman-elect Tom Malinowski says he hopes his diplomatic credentials can help Democrats push back on Trump.
House Dems to Turn the Screws on Trump’s State Department
The new Congress will flex its oversight muscles on everything from mismanagement at the State Department to questions about Trump’s finances.
Victorious House Democrats Pledge to Probe Trump’s Foreign Policy
U.S. allies can expect extended hearings on Iran, Yemen, and many other key issues.
Many in Washington Are Not Assuaged by Saudi Admission in Khashoggi Death
Kingdom says Saudi journalist was killed in a fistfight.
Will Republicans Lose Their Majority in Congress? Ask Pyongyang
North Koreans are watching the U.S. midterm elections closely, wondering how the results might affect negotiations with Trump.