After Death of U.S. Citizen, State Department Floats Slashing Egypt Aid
The United States continues sending military aid to Egypt despite its worsening human rights situation. Could the death of a detained American change that?
Democrats Push Back on Sanctions, Citing Coronavirus Fears
They want waivers to speed medical supplies and humanitarian aid to Iran and other sanctioned nations hit hard by the pandemic.
U.S. Citizens Abroad Frustrated by Lack of Help From Embassies Amid Pandemic
Democratic lawmakers express “urgent concern” to Pompeo about failure to assist with flights and information.
Fears Mount as Trump Administration Guts USAID’s Iraq Presence
A senior lawmaker fears drastically reduced U.S. diplomatic and aid footprint could pave the way for Islamic State comeback.
State Stonewalls Congress on Embassy Oversight
Allegations of mismanagement at the U.S. Embassy in South Africa go unaddressed.
Trump’s historic impeachment trial ends on predictable terms, but the political fallout will continue.
5 Foreign-Policy Takeaways from Trump’s State of the Union
The U.S. president’s third State of the Union address was perhaps his most significant. Here’s what he said—and didn’t say—about foreign policy.
Chronicle of an Acquittal Foretold
Months of partisan sparring over impeachment looks set to end in Trump’s exoneration. But there are outstanding questions—some of which will be resolved in November.
Republican Lawmakers Questioned Trump’s Withholding of Ukraine Aid, Documents Show
Newly released emails and other documents show that some of those now sitting as jurors in Trump’s impeachment trial were also unhappy about his move to freeze aid last year.
Will Anyone Pay for Uncle Sam’s World Expo Pavilion?
A last-ditch scramble by Trump’s chief diplomat reveals frictions with Congress over how the State Department spends its money.
U.S. Bureaucratic Blunder Could Cost Somalia Desperately Needed Debt Relief
U.S. ambassador considers resigning over the issue, which could harm U.S. anti-terrorism mission and aid programs there, officials say.
Trump Faces Impeachment Vote
The move on partisan lines will set him up to be the first president in U.S. history to run for reelection after being impeached.
Senior Democratic Senator Demands Answers on Pompeo Call Clampdown
Menendez accuses Trump administration of obscuring communications with foreign leaders in wake of impeachment inquiry.
With State Department Under Fire, Lawmakers Form a Diplomacy Caucus
The bipartisan House move seeks to bolster support for U.S. diplomats as Ukraine impeachment inquiry puts heat on the foreign service.
Diplomats Who Testified in Impeachment Inquiry Get Lifeline Through Legal Fund
Donors across the United States have provided more than a quarter of a million dollars so far.
State Department Misled Congress on Ouster of Ukraine Ambassador
A new trove of State Department emails sheds fresh light on events surrounding the impeachment inquiry.
Pompeo Thrust Into Impeachment Spotlight
The secretary of state takes flak from both chambers on Capitol Hill as his nominee for deputy gets grilled as well.
Now the Public Gets to Decide on Impeachment
Key witnesses will begin testifying before Congress in public for the first time this week. And for both sides, credibility is on the line.
Plugging the Donor-to-Ambassador Pipeline
Trump gives more ambassadorships to donors and fat cats than most presidents. A House bill seeks to stop that practice for all presidents going forward.
Lawmakers Demand Answers on Alleged War Crimes by Turkish-Backed Forces in Syria
Senators are also questioning the State Department on whether U.S.-origin defense equipment sold to Turkey was used in such incidents.