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Mass detention of Uighurs has been superseded by trade talks, say rights advocates.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.
Air Force’s $166 Billion Budget Would Help Revamp U.S. Nuclear Deterrent
The service would get a significant increase in research and development dollars.
U.S. Cancels Journalist’s Award Over Her Criticism of Trump
Jessikka Aro was to receive a “Women of Courage” prize. Then officials read her Twitter feed.
Despite Trump’s Tough Talk, No Boost for Missile Defense Agency
The administration will instead increase investments in offensive missile defense capabilities, such as hypersonic technology.
Haley Tried to Block Appointment of Chinese Diplomat to Key U.N. Post. He Got the Job Anyway.
As the United States pulls back from the world body, experts say it is ceding influence to China.
With New Appointment, State Department Ramps Up War Against Foreign Propaganda
Former Fox News correspondent and Navy veteran Lea Gabrielle to head long-troubled Global Engagement Center.
Rubio Blocks Trump’s Honduras Envoy
The Florida senator is increasingly influential on U.S. policy in Latin America.
Why Did the State Department Just Spend $84,375 on a Sculpture by Bob Dylan?
The purchase represents the cultural aspects of U.S. diplomacy for some and lavish and wasteful spending for others.
How U.S. Mission Creep in Syria and Iraq Could Trigger War With Iran
One previously unreported incident from 2017 illustrates the risks of Trump’s latest plan.
How Washington Got on Board With Congo’s Rigged Election
The State Department endorsed Felix Tshisekedi’s unlikely presidency, taking some U.S. officials by surprise.
You Can Hack This Headline for $200
Cybercriminals claim to be selling the ability to manipulate media outlets’ articles.
The U.S. Sought to Derail Michelle Bachelet’s Bid for Top U.N. Human Rights Job
The Trump administration was troubled by her views on abortion, Israel, and Latin America.
U.S. Developing Supply Route Along Dangerous Stretch From Djibouti to Somalia
The project is part of a broader military entrenchment in Africa.
U.S. Considering Plan to Stay in Remote Syrian Base to Counter Iran
The Trump administration could face legal issues maintaining a small force at al-Tanf.
Can State’s New Cyber Bureau Hack It?
The U.S. State Department is working to stand up a new cybersecurity bureau, but it's hobbled by debates with lawmakers on its purpose and mandate.