The United States Needs to Get Serious
Washington isn’t behaving like a competent great power due to partisan gridlock, recycling of discredited ideas, and a lack of focus on real threats.
‘Now You’re in a Situation’: Democrats Pressure Biden on Taiwan
Moderates want to give U.S. President Joe Biden more war powers to stave off a Chinese invasion. Progressives don’t agree.
Only Congress Can End Washington’s Endless Wars
The war on terror is a constitutional aberration. The U.S. legislature must reclaim its war powers from an overempowered executive branch.
Blinken Defends Afghanistan Withdrawal in First of Congressional Hearing Marathons
Republican lawmakers grilled Biden’s top diplomat over the end to the United States’ Afghan war.
Biden Administration Calls on Senate to Confirm State Department Nominees
Sen. Ted Cruz wages an unprecedented partisan fight with the U.S. president over a Russian pipeline project, hobbling the administration’s foreign policy.
Why Is America Cooperating With Militaries Running Criminal Rackets?
U.S. international security cooperation urgently needs an overhaul by Congress.
Congress Fears U.S. Intelligence Leaks in Saudi Case
The ongoing detention of the children of a key U.S. counterterrorism partner is just the latest irritant in U.S.-Saudi relations.
U.S. Lawmakers Hold Up Major Proposed Arms Sale to Nigeria
Senators quietly press U.S. President Joe Biden to reassess U.S.-Nigeria relations amid human rights concerns.
Lawmakers Gear Up to Wrest Back War Powers From the White House
They say the effort seeks to reverse decades of encroachment by the executive branch.
Congress Aims to Nix the Forever War
It’s still unclear if the Senate bill can garner enough Republican votes to pass.
Congress Draws Battle Lines for Pentagon Budget Fight
Biden’s move to slash dozens of older planes and drones is being met with resistance on Capitol Hill.
Biden Dispatches Senate Ally to Ethiopia to Address Crisis
Chris Coons to deliver a tough message to Abiy Ahmed.
Democrats Push Biden to Ramp Up Spending on Diplomacy and Aid
A $12 billion funding boost aims to reverse some of the Trump damage.
Officials Blame Election Drama for Biden’s Slow Staffing
Lawmakers want Biden to speed up filling senior diplomatic posts.
New Bill Takes Aim at State Department’s ‘Bunker Mentality’
Benghazi cloistered U.S. diplomats. Lawmakers want to change that.
Biden’s Syria Strikes Fuel New Debate on War Powers
Democrats in Congress signaled they were uneasy with the move and are demanding answers from the White House.
Russian Pipeline Project Tests Biden’s Relations With Russia, Germany—and Congress
Torn between mending ties with Germany or Republicans in Congress, the Biden administration takes a softer line on Nord Stream 2 than some lawmakers expected.