Georgia Rebuffs U.S. Ambassador Pick as Too Pro-Saakashvili
The move surprised U.S. officials, given Georgia’s staunchly pro-American stance.
Pompeo’s Speech in Brussels Was Tone-Deaf and Arrogant
No one but autocrats wants to buy what he has to sell.
Senate Summons Pompeo and Mattis Over Saudi Arabia
Lawmakers are pushing to overrule the Trump administration and end U.S. involvement in the devastating Yemeni civil war.
How One Top Diplomat Took a Stand Against Trump’s Immigration Policy
The under secretary of state feared that canceling the temporary protected status for some immigrants would be a blight on U.S. foreign policy.
A Human Rights Champion Comes to the House
Congressman-elect Tom Malinowski says he hopes his diplomatic credentials can help Democrats push back on Trump.
Pompeo to Tap New Envoy for Troubled Central African Region
Pompeo has reversed his predecessor’s policy of eliminating special envoy posts.
Trump Administration Gives Sudan a Way to Come in From the Cold
The United States should stop listing Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism, Sudanese foreign minister tells FP, as Khartoum seeks to boost its crumbling economy.
House Dems to Turn the Screws on Trump’s State Department
The new Congress will flex its oversight muscles on everything from mismanagement at the State Department to questions about Trump’s finances.
Trump Considers Diplomatic Novice for U.N. Ambassador
The U.S. president says State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert is under serious consideration.
U.S. Pushes for Cease-Fire in Yemen
The secretaries of defense and state call for an end to the violence.
Merging the U.S. Consulate and Embassy in Jerusalem Is a Mistake
Trump is pushing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict toward a one-state solution.
The Trump Administration Is Erasing Reproductive Rights at Home and Abroad
The removal of information from the State Department’s annual reports has grave consequences for human rights monitoring worldwide.
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.