Xinjiang Visit by U.N. Counterterrorism Official Provokes Outcry
Rights activists say upcoming trip by U.N. diplomat could reinforce Beijing’s line that Uighur activists are terrorists.
U.S. Grounds Turkish F-35 Pilots
Pilots no longer allowed to fly or access restricted information as spat over Russian missile defense system continues.
Accused of Inaction, Trump Team Set to Appoint Sudan Advisor
Former U.S. diplomat Donald Booth expected to address the bloody impasse between military and protesters as U.N. officials warn of spiraling violence.
Pentagon Chief to Suspend Turkey’s F-35 Pilot Training
Turkish pilots training in the United States must leave by July 31, as Ankara refuses to ditch a Russian missile system.
In a Male-Dominated Administration, Pentagon Chief Seeks More Women
But critics are skeptical that Patrick Shanahan will fill senior Defense posts with female nominees after a series of resignations.
U.S. Quietly Waters Down Another Communique on Gender Equality
This time it’s a G-7 joint statement ahead of a meeting of national leaders in August.
More Democrats Accuse Trump of Inflating Iran Intelligence
A new congressional letter raises fears of stumbling into war.
U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Washington and Berlin face off again over Nord Stream 2 as European ships are targeted.
U.S. Military Slashes Foreign-Language Training
The cut to immersion programs comes as the Pentagon redirects resources to Trump’s border wall and reduces America’s troop presence overseas.
On Eve of Russia Trip, Pompeo Squelches Criticism of Moscow
State Department quietly takes down a statement blaming Russia for coup attempt in Montenegro.
American Held in Moscow Says Arrest Is Retaliation for Russia Sanctions
Paul Whelan’s letters home only deepen the mystery surrounding his detention.
The Alleged War Criminal in the U.N.’s Midst
Twenty-five years after the Rwandan genocide, will the U.N. at last pursue one of its own former officials?
U.S. Defense Department’s Top Budget Strategist to Step Down
The departure adds more uncertainty at the Pentagon, where Trump has yet to appoint a permanent secretary of defense.
How a U.N. Bid to Prevent Sexual Violence Turned Into a Spat Over Abortion
In an internal document, Trump officials threatened to reject an anti-rape measure over language on sexual and reproductive health.
The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing China Sanctions
Mass detention of Uighurs has been superseded by trade talks, say rights advocates.
Lawmakers Warn Egyptian Leader Over Human Rights Abuses
A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter directly to Sisi that appeared to suggest security assistance could be in jeopardy.
U.S. Military Wary of China’s Foothold in Venezuela
The head of U.S. Southern Command says Beijing is using disinformation and debt diplomacy to dig in as Maduro clings to power.
Did India Shoot Down a Pakistani Jet? U.S. Count Says No.
New Delhi and Islamabad had conflicting accounts of a February dogfight.
Bolton Builds Anti-China Campaign at the U.N.
The U.S. national security advisor, who has largely ignored the United Nations, is suddenly concerned that Beijing has too much influence there.
At the U.N., America Turns Back the Clock on Women’s Rights
Internal documents show how the U.S. works to stymie progress on women’s health, cultural issues, and climate change.