Pompeo’s Iran Strategy Gets New Team
The new Iran Action Group reassigns one of the most powerful behind-the-scenes officials at the State Department to work on Iran full time.
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.
Religious Persecution Is on the Rise. It’s Time for Policymakers and Academics to Take Notice.
“Under Caesar’s Sword,” a new book on the repression of Christians, sheds light on issues that officials from around the world have gathered in Washington to discuss.
State Department Silent on MH17 Anniversary Following Trump-Putin Firestorm
The department prepared to criticize Russia’s role in the 2014 downing of a civilian airliner over Ukraine, but the statement was never released.
As Trump Walks Back Russia Comments, Senate Summons Pompeo for Hearing on Helsinki
The president said he misspoke when he sided with Putin over the U.S. intelligence community, but that may not be enough to quell Republican furor.
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.