Trump Taps Uber-Hawk Bolton as National Security Advisor
From “Bomb, Bomb Iran” to a preemptive strike on North Korea, the former Bush official promises a much more belligerent foreign policy.
Tillerson Decries ‘Mean-Spirited’ D.C. in Farewell Address
Tillerson gave a four-minute farewell speech to State Department employees. His legacy will last much longer.
Is Trump’s Get-Tough Approach With China Working?
Ahead of sweeping tariffs on China, Beijing is sending very mixed messages.
Fear of a Coup at Broadcasting Board of Governors
Employees fear the Breitbartization of U.S.-government funded international media outlets
Bosnia Is Teetering on the Precipice of a Political Crisis
Should the United States be trying to stop it?
Prague Opened the Door to Chinese Influence. Now It May Need to Change Course.
The fall of a shadowy Chinese oil magnate may bring a reckoning to cozy Czech-Chinese relations.
Trump Finally Rolls Out Some (Limited) Russia Sanctions
The Treasury Department sanctioned Russian intelligence agencies and officials — again. But lawmakers and experts wonder when the real response will come.
Trump Opened ‘Pandora’s Box’ With Tariffs
There’s a reason countries have been loath to use the national security excuse to slap tariffs on imports: It’s a recipe for disaster.
A Torturer to Critics, a Consummate Professional to Colleagues
Trump's CIA pick could break the agency's glass ceiling — if she can answer tough questions on interrogation methods.
Tillerson’s Exit Could Doom the Iran Nuclear Deal
The accord's survival was already tenuous. But after Trump's Cabinet shakeup, it's likely to end.
Tillerson Out, Mike Pompeo to State
Rex Tillerson seemed to be a dead man walking for months. Now the former ExxonMobil boss is out as America’s top diplomat.
Decades of U.S. Diplomacy With North Korea: a Timeline
Trump's potential meeting with Kim Jong Un follows decades of mostly failed U.S. talks with the Hermit Kingdom.
Trump Knows the Best Trade Wars. The Very Best.
What better way to boost national security than to tick off all your allies?
U.N. Sexual Assault Investigations Die in Darkness
Leaked reports reveal the organization's faulty forensics on sexual misconduct — and the culture of impunity they produce.
Putin and Xi Are Dreaming of a Polar Silk Road
The Northern Sea Route might not be the next Suez Canal, but it’s at the heart of Moscow and Beijing’s play for the high north.
Chinese Students in America Say ‘Not My President’
Young overseas Chinese make a rare show of dissent against Xi Jinping's power grab.
Kim to Trump: Let’s Make a Deal
Washington got just what it wanted from the pressure campaign. Now what?
Washington Strikes Back Against Chinese Investment
A new bill moving forward on Capitol Hill would expand regulators' ability to block Chinese acquisitions — and U.S. ventures abroad.
Here Comes Trump’s Trade War
Amid White House turmoil, the president unfurls the "America First" flag, and sees immediate blowback.
Busting North Korea’s Sanctions-Evading Fleet
Washington aims to chase Pyongyang's illicit traders from the seas. It may be too late to matter.