State Department Considering Public Diplomacy Overhaul
The revamp comes as officials debate how to counter Russian and Chinese influence campaigns.
In Parting Shot, Nikki Haley Shuns Human Rights Groups at U.N.
She fashioned herself a human rights champion but routinely clashed with potential allies over the Human Rights Council.
Trump Considers Firing Air Force Chief Over Space Force Pushback
The president appears to be tired of Pentagon officials slow rolling his orders.
Pentagon Accuses China of Dumping Products to Undermine U.S. Security
Study calls out Beijing for using underhanded trade practices that hurt the U.S. defense industry.
Trump Stealthily Seeks to Choke Off Funding to U.N. Programs
Leaked emails and behind-the-scenes battles show how the administration, after failing to slash congressional aid, used bureaucratic levers to stifle money flows.
White and Male: Trump’s Ambassadors Don’t Look Like the Rest of America
The diversity problem predates this administration, but some State Department officials fear it’s getting worse.
U.S. Air Force Seeks Largest Expansion Since Cold War
The increase reflects a shift in focus away from counterterrorism and toward possible conflict with China or Russia.
The War Over War Powers Heats Up in Congress
A top Middle East diplomat’s confirmation has been blocked in the Senate as new Syria strikes loom.
Federal Watchdogs Target Bullying, Retaliation at State Department
Mari Stull, a wine blogger-turned-Trump appointee, is the subject of two investigations into allegations of reprisals and bullying at the State Department.
Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Back Syrian Rebels
Fighters were armed and paid to keep Iranian-linked forces away from Israel’s border.
In Tacit Rebuke, U.S. Embassy in South Africa Rejects Trump Tweet
Internal cable cites report that farm murders in South Africa are at their lowest level in 19 years.
Pompeo Ignores Plea From Diplomats With Children With Special Needs
Families say the State Department continues to curb benefits mandated by law.
Trump Administration Seeks to Withhold Millions in Aid to Palestinians
Kushner hopes cuts will pressure Palestinians to accept a U.S. peace plan.
Libya an Obstacle on Tunisia’s Path to Stability
In an interview, Tunisian foreign minister says Western-led action in Libya in 2011 was reckless.
Trump and Allies Seek End to Refugee Status for Millions of Palestinians
In internal emails, Jared Kushner advocated a “sincere effort to disrupt” the U.N.’s relief agency for Palestinians.
Internal Documents Show How Trump Administration Misled Public on Poverty
Economic advisors questioned the administration’s data but were ignored.
Refugee Skeptic to Assume Key Role on Migration Issues at State Department
The shift is part of the Trump administration’s broader campaign to crack down on refugees and immigration.
U.S. Bomber Crews Flying With Broken Ejection Seats
A number of B-1 seats could still malfunction after a dangerous May mishap.
State Department Silent on MH17 Anniversary Following Trump-Putin Firestorm
The department prepared to criticize Russia’s role in the 2014 downing of a civilian airliner over Ukraine, but the statement was never released.
White House Wants to Know Political Leanings of Job Applicants at the U.N.
New questionnaire asks about public statements, support for politicians.