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The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv
The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv

U.S. Diplomats Tiptoe Back Into Ukraine—Weeks After Their European Counterparts

Lawmakers push the U.S. State Department to overcome its “bunker mentality,” but in Ukraine, that’s complicated.

A Chinese flag flies behind razor wire
A Chinese flag flies behind razor wire

Congress Splits Over How to Address LGBT Rights in China

A landmark report on human rights in China was delayed six months over a behind-the-scenes impasse on LGBTQ rights.

Muse Bihi Abdi, then-presidential candidate for Somaliland's ruling Kulmiye Party, speaks to media after casting his vote in Hargeisa.
Muse Bihi Abdi, then-presidential candidate for Somaliland's ruling Kulmiye Party, speaks to media after casting his vote in Hargeisa.

Somaliland Courts U.S. for Independence Recognition

Officials in Washington say no to independence but make room for closer ties.

Big data industrial park in Tai'an, China
Big data industrial park in Tai'an, China

America Is Showering China With New Restrictions

A slew of new measures are fundamentally transforming economic relations.

Sen. Ted Cruz questions Secretary of State Antony Blinken at a hearing.
Sen. Ted Cruz questions Secretary of State Antony Blinken at a hearing.

Showdown at the Nord Stream Corral

U.S. Senate strikes down sanctions bill on a Russian pipeline project that became a political lightning rod in Washington.

The U.S. Capitol building and a "don't walk" traffic signal
The U.S. Capitol building and a "don't walk" traffic signal

Next Year’s Midterms Could Shake Up Biden’s Foreign Policy

Republicans are looking to capitalize on the White House’s perceived missteps in Afghanistan and Ukraine.

Yemeni army reinforcements arrive.
Yemeni army reinforcements arrive.

Congress Must Halt Biden’s Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. president is reneging on his campaign promises in an effort to appease Riyadh. A bipartisan team of lawmakers can stop him.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump are seen in the White House.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump are seen in the White House.

Watchdog Reports Shed New Light on Trump-Era Mismanagement at State

Career diplomats are concerned that the State Department won’t institute changes to address bullying or mismanagement in the future.

A military helicopter flies with Taiwans national flag during the National Day in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei on October 10, 2020.
A military helicopter flies with Taiwans national flag during the National Day in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei on October 10, 2020.

China Urged Republicans to Cancel Taiwan Visit

Beijing warned U.S. lawmakers the trip would erode the “One China” status quo.

Venture capitalist and author JD Vance (2nd from R) shakes hands with Tim Cook (R), chief executive officer of Apple, on the third day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Venture capitalist and author JD Vance (2nd from R) shakes hands with Tim Cook (R), chief executive officer of Apple, on the third day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Trump-Branded China Hawks Look to Take Over Congress

Former Trump officials are grooming a new generation of Senate candidates to make the hard-line approach to China the GOP’s default.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) talks to reporters  at the U.S. Capitol on Aug. 4.
Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) talks to reporters at the U.S. Capitol on Aug. 4.

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.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium.

‘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.

A ground crew guids a U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle at an air base in the Persian Gulf region on Jan. 7, 2016.
A ground crew guids a U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle at an air base in the Persian Gulf region on Jan. 7, 2016.

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.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken and President Joe Biden participate in a virtual diplomatic meeting.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and President Joe Biden participate in a virtual diplomatic meeting.

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.

Then-Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman testifies before the Senate.
Then-Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman testifies before the Senate.

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.

A street artist paints a mural about corruption and COVID-19 in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, on July 7, 2020.
A street artist paints a mural about corruption and COVID-19 in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, on July 7, 2020.

Why Is America Cooperating With Militaries Running Criminal Rackets?

U.S. international security cooperation urgently needs an overhaul by Congress.

Sen. Marco Rubio
Sen. Marco Rubio

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.

A U.S. Cobra helicopter participates in a military exercise.
A U.S. Cobra helicopter participates in a military exercise.

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.

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