White House Wants to Know Political Leanings of Job Applicants at the U.N.
New questionnaire asks about public statements, support for politicians.
U.S. Ambassador to Estonia Resigns in Disgust After Trump Anti-Europe Rants
James Melville is the latest in a string of career diplomat resignations over Trump’s comments and policies.
Ahead of NATO Summit, U.S. President Exhorts Allies to Pay Up
European officials worry that Trump could roil yet another international summit.
Russia and China See in Trump Era a Chance to Roll Back Human Rights Promotion at U.N.
As the United States retreats from the world, Moscow and Beijing seek to gut U.N. programs, cut staff.
Trump Appointee Compiles Loyalty List of U.S. Employees at U.N., State
Mari Stull’s arrival at the State Department’s International Organization Bureau is triggering an exodus of top career staffers.
At U.N., Russia and U.S. Wage Quiet War Over Appointments to Advance Broader Agendas
Tit for tat battle weakens the United Nations’ ability to enforce sanctions around the world.
Pompeo’s Pledge to Lift Hiring Freeze at State Department Hits Big Snag
Diplomats who welcomed the new secretary of state are now feeling let down.
U.S. Thwarted in Bid to Change U.N. Rights Council’s Approach to Israel
Some diplomats fear the United States might now exit the council.
Trump Lawyer Met With Qatari Government Official Days Before FBI Raid
Was Michael Cohen seeking to add foreign governments as clients of his consulting business?
White House Rebuffs U.N. Appeal to Expand North Korea Food Aid
The United States sees private investment in Pyongyang, not aid, as the nuclear deal’s prize.
Top State Department Nuclear Expert Announces Resignation After Trump Iran Deal Exit
Officials warn of brain drain across government offices.
Pompeo’s Hiring Moves Soothe Diplomats
In staffing and internal policies, he seems to be reversing trends of the Tillerson era that dispirited many diplomats.
Inside the Cutthroat World of Billion-Dollar Military Supply Contracts
A U.S. military vendor created a “ghost structure” to do business with Iran, yet the dollars keep rolling in.
Rubio Questions D.C. Panel on China Influence
It’s a sign of growing concern over Chinese influence operations in the United States.
White House Weighs Taking Refugee Programs Away From State Department
Mike Pompeo’s first test could be a plan to remove refugee aid from Foggy Bottom.
Who Can Challenge the No-Fly List?
A prominent Pakistani doctor suspects he is on the no-fly list. He’s demanding the right to find out why.
China Threatens U.S. Airlines Over Taiwan References
Beijing is pressuring companies around the world to follow the party line on Taiwan sovereignty — or else.
How the UAE’s Chinese-Made Drone Is Changing the War in Yemen
An airstrike that killed a senior Houthi leader shows that the Emirates is growing more assertive in its military operations.
Anti-Abortion Row Derails State Department Policy Bill
Congress came close to passing the bill, which could have raised the spirits of a bruised and battered State Department.
The Chinese Communist Party Is Setting Up Cells at Universities Across America
It’s a strategy to tighten ideological control. And it’s happening around the world.