Pompeo Aims to Cut Funds for Program Honoring Envoy Killed in Benghazi
The secretary of state rose to prominence investigating the 2012 Benghazi attack. Now he’s on board with an administration plan to eliminate funding for a program honoring Chris Stevens.
Thumb-Boat Diplomacy Could Undo U.S. Foreign Policy
It isn’t just Trump. All sorts of policymakers are using Twitter to promote their policies and condemn their adversaries.
Americans and Russians Should Be Friends—Even if Their Countries Aren’t
Under Trump, the relationship between the two populations has suffered. The next president should change that.
State Department Considering Public Diplomacy Overhaul
The revamp comes as officials debate how to counter Russian and Chinese influence campaigns.
Forget Hearts and Minds
Soft power is out; sharp power is in. Here's how to win the new influence wars.
Fear of a Coup at Broadcasting Board of Governors
Employees fear the Breitbartization of U.S.-government funded international media outlets
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.
Trump, Stung by ‘Moron’ Moniker, Challenges Tillerson to Compare IQs
Just your average Tuesday in the Trump administration.
Profile in Courage: Iceland’s President Denounces Pineapple As a Pizza Topping
Finally, a world leader brave enough to take a stand.
How Not to Handle Criticism, Brought to You By Robert Mugabe
The Zimbabwean dictator’s very public, very amusing fallout with a former political ally in South Africa.
Should the World Get Ready for Secretary of State Bolton?
What would be the state of the State Department under the Bush-era ambassador?
Lips, Teeth, and the Case of the Vanishing Legs
Why did North Korea’s miniskirt-clad girl band walk away from a big international performance in Beijing?
Modi’s Chinese Checkers
Modi's China visit was a triumph of style over substance, but cultural diplomacy may produce a meaningful shift in the relationship.
Rolling Up the Welcome Mat
The United States’ best soft-power tool is an obscure government program you’ve never heard of. Does it still have a future?