Trump’s U.N. Envoy Post Is Up for Grabs Again
Heather Nauert’s withdrawal has opened doors to a new cast of diplomatic aspirants seeking to fill Nikki Haley’s shoes.
Haley Tried to Block Appointment of Chinese Diplomat to Key U.N. Post. He Got the Job Anyway.
As the United States pulls back from the world body, experts say it is ceding influence to China.
With New Appointment, State Department Ramps Up War Against Foreign Propaganda
Former Fox News correspondent and Navy veteran Lea Gabrielle to head long-troubled Global Engagement Center.
Rubio Blocks Trump’s Honduras Envoy
The Florida senator is increasingly influential on U.S. policy in Latin America.
Corrupt Guatemalans’ GOP Lifeline
U.S. Republicans are weakening a U.N. anti-corruption investigation into President Jimmy Morales. What are they getting in exchange?
Why Did the State Department Just Spend $84,375 on a Sculpture by Bob Dylan?
The purchase represents the cultural aspects of U.S. diplomacy for some and lavish and wasteful spending for others.
How Washington Got on Board With Congo’s Rigged Election
The State Department endorsed Felix Tshisekedi’s unlikely presidency, taking some U.S. officials by surprise.
Trump Should Put the Safety of American Diplomats First
By failing to prioritize the security of U.S. officials in Venezuela, the White House bungled what could have been a rare foreign-policy success.
The U.S. Sought to Derail Michelle Bachelet’s Bid for Top U.N. Human Rights Job
The Trump administration was troubled by her views on abortion, Israel, and Latin America.
The New Pro-Israel Law That Could Backfire on Israel
A bid to temper Palestinian security funding cuts before they go into effect this week fell short.
New Bill Seeks to Energize American Cyberdiplomacy
Lawmakers argue the State Department needs to balance human rights and national security in cyberspace.
Trump Administration’s Top Europe Diplomat Resigns
A Russia hawk, A. Wess Mitchell helped reassure U.S. allies worried about the president’s relationship with Putin.
Can State’s New Cyber Bureau Hack It?
The U.S. State Department is working to stand up a new cybersecurity bureau, but it's hobbled by debates with lawmakers on its purpose and mandate.
Trump Appointee Who Compiled Loyalty List at U.N. and State Steps Down
Mari Stull faced investigations from an internal watchdog and a House committee.
The Shutdown Has Foggy Bottom in a Funk
While diplomats file for unemployment benefits and seek school lunches for their children, Mike Pompeo is making unpaid workers organize a big ambassadors’ conference in D.C.
A Diplomatic Breakthrough for Washington in Europe’s Last Dictatorship
Belarus lifts a cap on the number of U.S. diplomats allowed in the country as Minsk looks west and spars with Moscow.
Mike Pompeo Is Flying Solo in the Middle East
The Trump administration still lacks key ambassadors and senior diplomats to help tackle its biggest foreign-policy challenges.
African Leaders Must Act to Stop Electoral Fraud in Congo
South Africa and Angola have influence. They must use it to ensure that the Congolese government respects the will of voters.
Neither Side Gets the Khashoggi Debate Right
The tribalism infecting U.S. domestic politics has unfortunately crept deep into the foreign-policy discourse.
Georgia Rebuffs U.S. Ambassador Pick as Too Pro-Saakashvili
The move surprised U.S. officials, given Georgia’s staunchly pro-American stance.