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.
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.
Somaliland Courts U.S. for Independence Recognition
Officials in Washington say no to independence but make room for closer ties.
America Is Showering China With New Restrictions
A slew of new measures are fundamentally transforming economic relations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
China Urged Republicans to Cancel Taiwan Visit
Beijing warned U.S. lawmakers the trip would erode the “One China” status quo.
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.
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.