House Democrats Pledge to Continue Investigations Into Pompeo—Regardless of Election Outcome
The contenders to lead the House Foreign Affairs Committee all plan to redouble its investigations into the secretary of state’s tenure.
Trump Moves Closer to Renewing Nuclear Treaty With Russia
But Russian negotiators still haven’t agreed to stepped-up verification of its nuclear warheads, a major sticking point.
The Feds Moved Migrants in Unmarked Vans Overseas
Homeland Security rented vans to illegally hustle migrants to the border—in a foreign country.
Pompeo’s Next Mission, Like His First: Clinton’s Old Emails
Mike Pompeo’s rush to placate Trump and release old emails from Hillary Clinton worries many in the State Department who fear both its illegality and interference in the election.
Pompeo’s Preelection Politicking Is Wearing Thin, Even With Allies
From the Vatican to Brazil, foreign officials are getting tired of Pompeo dragging their governments into Trump’s reelection campaign.
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Media bubbles get a reality check, Sudan toys with Tel Aviv, and the ivory tower comes full circle.
The State Department’s Struggles to Diversify Just Got Harder
Trump’s executive order taking aim at diversity training could make it even harder to fix the State Department’s dismal record on inclusion.
State Department Misled Public, Congress About Revoking Journalist’s Award for Criticizing Trump
An inspector general’s report concludes that State officials nixed a high-profile award out of fear of offending higher-ups—then lied about it.
U.S. Allies Worry Trump Administration Might Let Key Nuclear Treaty With Russia Die
Internal documents acknowledge concern among allies about the expiration of the Obama-era New START accord, but U.S. negotiators are still playing hardball.
How Pompeo Blurs the Line Between Diplomacy and Politics
Pompeo's speeches in potential battleground states during official State Department trips have drawn fire from Democratic lawmakers.
Pompeo’s Critics Misrepresent the Commission on Unalienable Rights
The NGOs and activists criticizing the commission’s inaugural report are distorting its contents.
U.S. Isolated at U.N. as Push to Ramp Up Pressure on Iran Fails
“We don’t need a cheering section,” said Trump’s U.N ambassador. But Washington does need international compliance to make snapback sanctions work.
Congress Pressures Trump Administration to Restore Aid to Yemen
Lawmakers warn the administration’s aid cuts will exacerbate the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, even as State Department officials worry about being on the hook for war crimes.
Trump Appointee Takes ‘Slash and Burn’ Approach to Key USAID Bureau
Peter Marocco, after tumultuous tours at Pentagon and State, is stopping the agency’s newest division in its tracks, critics claim.
Pompeo’s Commission on Unalienable Rights Will Endanger Everyone’s Human Rights
The U.S. secretary of state’s commission cherry picks the issues that suit its agenda while undermining international law and threatening LGBT and women’s rights.
U.S. Halts Some Foreign Assistance Funding to Ethiopia Over Dam Dispute with Egypt, Sudan
Some U.S. officials fear the move will harm Washington’s relationship with Addis Ababa.
Pompeo and Haley Position Themselves as the Republican Standard-Bearers After Trump
In a party turning America inward, its brightest stars built their résumés on foreign policy.
U.S. and Sudan Near Pact to Compensate American Terrorism Victims
The deal could pave the way for Sudan’s removal from the U.S. State Sponsors of Terrorism list.
Coup Plotters in Mali Were Trained by U.S. Military
The overthrow, swiftly condemned by the U.S. government, could pose a setback in the regional fight against extremist groups.
State Department Pushes Back on Claims that Officials Lied to Congress over Emergency Arms Deals
A top State Department official insists Pompeo rightly invoked an emergency to send billions of dollars in weapons to the Gulf last year.