State Department Considering Public Diplomacy Overhaul
The revamp comes as officials debate how to counter Russian and Chinese influence campaigns.
Washington Blame Game Ensues as Ambassador Posts Sit Empty
The disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi spotlights a staffing problem.
Trump Stealthily Seeks to Choke Off Funding to U.N. Programs
Leaked emails and behind-the-scenes battles show how the administration, after failing to slash congressional aid, used bureaucratic levers to stifle money flows.
The Future of War Will Be ‘Liked’
In the social media age, what you share is deciding what happens on the battlefield.
Trump Administration to Deny Visas to Same-Sex Partners of Diplomats, U.N. Officials
The new policy will insist they be married—even if they're from countries that criminalize gay marriage.
The Bombings the World Forgot
On the podcast: Ambassador Prudence Bushnell survived the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. Now she tells her story.
White and Male: Trump’s Ambassadors Don’t Look Like the Rest of America
The diversity problem predates this administration, but some State Department officials fear it’s getting worse.
The War Over War Powers Heats Up in Congress
A top Middle East diplomat’s confirmation has been blocked in the Senate as new Syria strikes loom.
Federal Watchdogs Target Bullying, Retaliation at State Department
Mari Stull, a wine blogger-turned-Trump appointee, is the subject of two investigations into allegations of reprisals and bullying at the State Department.
Pompeo Eyes Fox News Reporter to Head Counterpropaganda Office
The troubled agency is charged with responding to Russian influence operations.
It’s Time to Hold Myanmar Accountable
A year after the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya began, the United States is still dragging its feet.
U.S. to End All Funding to U.N. Agency That Aids Palestinian Refugees
The Trump administration hopes to pressure Palestinians to return to bargaining table.
Lawmakers Want Classified Documents on Trump’s Meeting with Putin
Top Democrats still worry the president is hiding commitments he gave the Russian leader.
Trump Angers South Africa With Missive on Land Redistribution
The president’s tweet followed a misleading segment on Fox News.
U.S. Lawmakers Press Pompeo to Fix Policy for Diplomat Families
The State Department has scaled back benefits to family members with special needs.
Pompeo Creates New Team to Pressure Iran
The new unit will be led by one of the State Department’s most powerful officials.
Pompeo Ignores Plea From Diplomats With Children With Special Needs
Families say the State Department continues to curb benefits mandated by law.
Internal Documents Show How Trump Administration Misled Public on Poverty
Economic advisors questioned the administration’s data but were ignored.
Refugee Skeptic to Assume Key Role on Migration Issues at State Department
The shift is part of the Trump administration’s broader campaign to crack down on refugees and immigration.
In Fiery Hearing, Pompeo Trades Barbs With Lawmakers
The secretary of state faces criticism, even from those in his own party.