Diplomats’ Warnings Over Mass Deportations Ignored by Trump Administration
A memo details the Trump administration’s efforts to end waivers for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Central American nationals and send them home.
Which Democratic Candidates Are National Security Employees Opening Their Wallets for?
Data shows that members of the State Department and the military are investing in candidates who are not currently topping national polls.
Praising U.S. Diplomats for Their Testimony Is Not Enough
State Department officials who find themselves wrapped up in the Trump impeachment inquiry will need public support for years to come.
Trump Turns U.N. Visas, Travel Restrictions Into Foreign-Policy Cudgel
If you’re deemed hostile to U.S. interests, you may face travel limitations, arbitrary visa denials, sudden airport checks, and other forms of harassment, diplomats say.
Officials Vent Impeachment, Transparency Frustrations at State Department Forum
Career diplomats question leadership over the lack of openness and failure to defend colleagues.
Fear and Loathing at Pompeo’s State Department
Career diplomats feel betrayed as the secretary of state stays silent on the Ukraine inquiry. But Pompeo remains a star in Republican circles as he eyes a possible Senate run.
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.
U.S. Congress Accidentally Boosted Ukraine’s Far-Right
A member of Congress wrote to the State Department calling out Ukraine’s Azov movement as terrorists. It backfired.
Plugging the Donor-to-Ambassador Pipeline
Trump gives more ambassadorships to donors and fat cats than most presidents. A House bill seeks to stop that practice for all presidents going forward.
Career Diplomats Fear Trump Retaliation Over Ukraine
State Department officials find themselves without many defenders in a hyperpartisan fight.
Senior State Official Accused of Mismanagement to Step Down
Kevin Moley, the top U.S. diplomat overseeing international organizations affairs, will retire next month.
Trump’s Next Envoy to Russia Has a Mountain to Climb
First John Sullivan must get through Congress, which wants to question him about Ukraine. Then he must deal with a hostile Moscow.
Pompeo’s State Department Reels as Impeachment Inquiry Sinks Morale
As the investigation grows, so, too, does the foreign service officers’ legal defense fund.
Senate Democrats Urge More Probes Into Unfolding Impeachment Saga
Democrats on the Foreign Relations Committee urge Republican leadership to investigate the Ukraine affair that triggered the House impeachment inquiry.
Rights Groups Miss Out on Millions in Foreign Aid Due to U.S. Spending Restrictions
Congress won’t let Trump gut foreign assistance. So the administration made it harder to disburse funds, leaving aid programs in China, Iraq, and elsewhere in the lurch.
Trump’s Whistleblower Attack ‘Undermines’ U.S. Global Accountability Push
The United States faces charges of double standards in its campaign to promote whistleblower protections at the U.N. and international organizations.
Far From the Front Lines, Javelin Missiles Go Unused in Ukraine
Military support to the Eastern European country is at the center of a scandal that threatens to engulf the Trump administration.
Trump Impeachment Inquiry Puts State Department in the Crosshairs
U.S. diplomats are concerned they will become star witnesses.
Pompeo Skirts Protocol to Appoint New Protocol Chief
Democrats say that the U.S. secretary of state is bypassing the Senate’s traditional oversight measures with the appointment.
Trump’s National Security Team Splinters Over Taliban Meeting
Bolton’s pushback and Pentagon concerns over a potential deal with the Afghan insurgents helped convince the U.S. president to cancel the contentious summit.