World Rebukes U.S. Over Iran
With Trump’s re-election prospects up in the air, a heated U.N. meeting on Iran shows world powers' fading fear of confronting the United States.
Trump Administration Unveils Security Council Resolution Extending Iran Arms Embargo
But the draft has little support among major powers at the U.N., reflecting Washington’s isolation on its Iran policy.
The Legacy of American Racism at Home and Abroad
Domestic racism has long impacted U.S. foreign policy. It’s time to open up about it.
Family of American Jailed in Russia Vows to Keep Fighting
Long sentence for alleged espionage is a “gut punch” but opens door to negotiations.
Trump Order Treats International Prosecutors Like War Criminals
A new executive order would impose sanctions and travel restrictions on staff of the International Criminal Court.
Fighting for U.S. Values Abroad, Black Diplomats Struggle With Challenges at Home
Protests against racism are shedding light on a silent morale crisis within parts of America’s diplomatic corps.
U.S. Allies Look on in Dismay While U.S. Rivals Rejoice
Trump’s failure to convene a G-7 meeting is only the latest blow to America’s crumbling prestige in the face of nationwide unrest.
A Modest Proposal: Open Ties With North Korea
Washington should drop its bluster and take a diplomatic step in its relationship with Pyongyang.
Australia Launches Probe Into U.S. Police Violence Against TV Crew
While live on air, a journalist and cameraman were attacked with tear gas along with crowds across from White House.
With Scenes of Police Brutality, America’s Beacon to the World Winks Out
U.S. soft power was already dwindling under Trump. But the new wave of police violence and racial injustice may be drying up the reserves.
African Leaders, Joined by U.S. Embassies, Condemn Police Killing in Minneapolis
In highly unusual move, U.S. diplomats in Uganda and Kenya issue public pronouncements expressing distress over the death of George Floyd.
Congress Has Been AWOL on U.S. Coronavirus Diplomacy
The invisibility and silence of Congress is another reason for America’s shocking abdication of global leadership.
China’s Mask Diplomacy Won’t Work in the Czech Republic
Beijing is trying to use the pandemic to regain lost influence. It won’t be that easy.
Will Zoomplomacy Last?
As the coronavirus rages on, diplomacy has moved completely online—with mixed reviews.
Pompeo’s State Department Faces Yet a New Oversight Battle With Capitol Hill
Democrats say the State Department is withholding information on diversity from Congress based on the claim it is “non-publicly available” information.
China’s Diplomats Are Going on the Offensive in Brazil
In response to the Brazilian government’s anti-China rhetoric, Beijing has decided to take on a more confrontational diplomatic role.
Annexation Could Be the Final Blow to the Israel-Jordan Relationship
Twenty-five years ago, the countries signed a peace agreement based on mutual trust. But anger against Israel’s government is rising among Jordanians.