Diplomacy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the United Nations in 2019.

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.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft speaks at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

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.

Economic Freedom Fighters supporters gather in front of the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, on June 8 in solidarity with the global Black Lives Matter movement.

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.

Former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan awaits a hearing in a Moscow court.

Family of American Jailed in Russia Vows to Keep Fighting

Long sentence for alleged espionage is a “gut punch” but opens door to negotiations.

Senior Trump administration officials brief the press on the International Criminal Court.

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.

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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.

Police officers push back protesters decrying police brutality near the White House

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.

Kim Jong Un on Television

A Modest Proposal: Open Ties With North Korea

Washington should drop its bluster and take a diplomatic step in its relationship with Pyongyang.

U.S. police stand by a protest near the White House.

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.

A man holds up his fist during a protest near the White House in Washington on May 31.

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.

Protesters face police in Minneapolis.

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.

The U.S. Capitol at dusk in Washington on Feb. 6, 2018.

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.

Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Jan Hamacek (third from left) speaks at Prague Airport in the Czech Republic on March 20. A China Eastern Airlines plane carrying 1.1 million respirators purchased by the Czech Republic from China is behind him.

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.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks with global leaders on the coronavirus response and shares South Korea's strategy during a virtual summit on March 26.

Will Zoomplomacy Last?

As the coronavirus rages on, diplomacy has moved completely online—with mixed reviews.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wears a face mask as he attends a flag-raising ceremony before a ministerial meeting at the Alvorada Palace in Brasília on May 12.

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.

Israeli soldiers on the Israeli-Jordanian border

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.

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