U.S. Ambassador to Estonia Resigns in Disgust After Trump Anti-Europe Rants
James Melville is the latest in a string of career diplomat resignations over Trump’s comments and policies.
Three Months After U.S. Freeze, Syrian Recovery Stuck in Limbo
Short on funding, U.S. and European programs designed to help rebuild after the Islamic State are faltering.
State Department Report Warns Kids in Government-Run Facilities ‘Easy Targets’ for Human Traffickers
An annual government report sits awkwardly with the Trump administration’s policy of forcibly separating families at the border.
The Quiet Death of Tillerson’s ‘Redesign’ of State
Overhauling Foggy Bottom was once a centerpiece of the Trump administration’s reforms. Where did those plans go?
Top Democratic Lawmakers Sound Alarm on Trump ‘Loyalty Tests’ for State Department Officials
A letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo follows Foreign Policy’s report.
Mike Pompeo, Cleanup On Aisle 38
The secretary of state now has to deal with the fallout of the rushed agreement with North Korea.
Trump Appointee Compiles Loyalty List of U.S. Employees at U.N., State
Mari Stull’s arrival at the State Department’s International Organization Bureau is triggering an exodus of top career staffers.
Two Years Later, No Amnesty for the GOP’s Never Trump Camp
Many remain critical, others have repented, but all are shut out from the Trump State Department.
Pompeo’s Pledge to Lift Hiring Freeze at State Department Hits Big Snag
Diplomats who welcomed the new secretary of state are now feeling let down.
State Department Defends Trump’s Man in Berlin After Diplomatic Firestorm
Some German lawmakers are calling for Ambassador Grenell’s expulsion.
The Fight Against Human Trafficking Is Too Important for Trump and Pompeo to Ignore
Efforts to end modern slavery have bipartisan support — but the State Department is still missing an ambassador-at-large to monitor and combat trafficking in persons.
Pompeo’s Iran Plan Is a Pipe Dream
The Trump team doesn’t have a post-nuke deal strategy — just a list of demands.
The United States Finally Has an Aggressive Plan to Defang Iran
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has an impressive strategy to counter Tehran and break free from two decades of failed U.S. policy.
Trump’s Jerusalem Theatrics Have Dealt A Blow to Peace
The president's reckless move reversed decades of sensible bipartisan policy. Holding out the possibility of a Palestinian capital in the holy city can keep hope for a negotiated settlement alive.
Pompeo Lifts Hiring Freeze at State Department
Diplomats hail the decision as another sign the Tillerson era has ended.
Top State Department Nuclear Expert Announces Resignation After Trump Iran Deal Exit
Officials warn of brain drain across government offices.
Pompeo’s Hiring Moves Soothe Diplomats
In staffing and internal policies, he seems to be reversing trends of the Tillerson era that dispirited many diplomats.
Netanyahu’s ‘Iran Lied’ Presentation Shows Why Trump Should Keep the Nuke Deal
Israel and the United States are both led by men who are hard to trust.
White House Weighs Taking Refugee Programs Away From State Department
Mike Pompeo’s first test could be a plan to remove refugee aid from Foggy Bottom.
Pompeo’s First Mission: Restoring State Department’s ‘Swagger’
In opening remarks to employees, the new secretary of state appeared eager to show the State Department he is no Rex Tillerson.