The Journey of John Bolton: From Right-Wing Zealot to Rock of the Republic
Trump’s former national security advisor could be a key to proving the impeachment case against the president.
Robert O’Brien Is the Anti-Bolton
The quiet successor to Trump’s fiery former national security advisor couldn’t be more different. And he wants to stay that way, aides say.
We Know Peace Plans—This Isn’t One of Them
Here’s why Trump’s latest gambit probably won’t settle the Israeli-Palestinian dispute.
For Netanyahu, Trump’s White House Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving
A U.S. peace plan seems designed mainly to get Bibi reelected. The Palestinians aren’t even invited.
In Historic Impeachment Trial, Democrats May Have Talked Too Much
The House managers delivered a powerful case that Trump abused his office, but many Americans are tuning out—and almost no Republican votes have changed.
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Wuhan faces quarantine as coronavirus spreads, Imran Khan discusses China, and Trump picks up Ukraine conspiracy theory.
Impeachment Trials and Conspiracy Theories: A Match Made in Hell
Does Russia get too much or too little credit in fueling the Ukraine scandal? As with everything these days, it’s too hard to tell.
The U.S. Can Deter Iran but Not Its Proxies
Rash action by Tehran-connected groups could provoke an escalatory cycle.
For Russia, Impeachment Can’t Be Over Soon Enough
Despite the shadow cast by election interference, many leading Russians—even Putin—would like to get back to normal dealings.
More U.S. Troops Treated for Concussion Symptoms as Trump Downplays ‘Headaches’
Veterans criticize president for dismissing possibility that U.S. personnel suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran missile strike.
U.S. State Department Appoints Envoy to Counter Chinese Influence at the U.N.
The Trump administration’s retreat from multilateralism left a political void that China is seeking to fill. Now, the United States wants to turn back the clock.
Republican Lawmakers Questioned Trump’s Withholding of Ukraine Aid, Documents Show
Newly released emails and other documents show that some of those now sitting as jurors in Trump’s impeachment trial were also unhappy about his move to freeze aid last year.
Senators Battle Over Rules as Trump Impeachment Trial Begins
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell presses for a swift acquittal of the U.S. president.
Trump’s Growing European Base
Attitudes toward the United States are improving across the Atlantic—but only because the right wing is getting stronger.
Pompeo’s Silence Creates a ‘Crisis of Morale’ at State Department
“The rank and file are very disturbed by the inability, the refusal, of the secretary of state to defend his own people,” says former diplomat Nicholas Burns.