Diplomacy

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at a press conference in Myanmar on Nov. 15, 2017.   (Aung Htet/AFP/Getty Images)

Tillerson Finally Brands Myanmar Crisis ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

Beyond harsh words, Washington hasn’t meted out punishment on Myanmar yet.

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson before  a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Oct. 30, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Slam Tillerson’s Bungled State Department Reforms

There's growing concern on the Hill that the secretary of state is mangling American diplomacy.

Becca Heller accepts her award for Citizen Diplomat of the Year.  (Jason Dixson Photo)

Citizen Diplomat of the Year Becca Heller Recalls Fight Against Travel Ban

From "most likely to debate a teacher" to FP's Citizen Diplomat of the Year.

Ambassador Wendy Sherman accepts her award for National Security Diplomat of the Year.  (Jason Dixson Photo)

National Security Diplomat of the Year Wendy Sherman Talks Women in Government

First, she helped negotiate the Iran Nuclear Deal. Now, she's FP's National Security Diplomat of the Year.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen oversees a military drill on May 25, 2017.
(Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)

Wary of Trump, Taiwan Shies From Spotlight in President’s Asia Trip

Most countries love engagement and attention from the U.S. president. But Taiwan has been burned before.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Ankara on Oct. 31. (Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trump Administration Can’t Give Turkey a Hall Pass on Rule of Law

Turkey wants to play “hostage diplomacy” with the United States. But the risks of transactional politics have far-reaching consequences.

An IRGC Raad air defense system on display in Tehran on Sept. 21, 2012. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Did Iran Sanctions Make the Revolutionary Guard Stronger?

Sanctions regimes aren't simple, and they only work when their negative secondary effects do not outweigh their primary achievements.

President Donald Trump steps off Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on Oct. 16. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump Needs to Show That He Is Serious About America’s Rivalry With China

The president should use his trip to Asia to reassure allies and assert U.S. power.

The US State Department  in Washington, DC. (Nicholas KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Taps Pence Associate to Run Foreign Service

Critics fear Trump administration will politicize diplomatic corps with unprecedented pick.

Journalists at the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas on Oct. 13, 2015. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s Time for the State Department to Stop Throwing Money at Facebook

We need to demand accountability from social media companies — and from U.S. diplomats.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands during the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 8. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Asia Awaits Trump’s Visit With Trepidation

U.S. allies are worried about American drift and Chinese expansion.

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