Afghan Women’s Problems Don’t End With the Taliban
A new U.S. intelligence assessment suggests women’s rights in Afghanistan face threats even without a Taliban takeover.
Historic Second Impeachment of Trump Gets Underway
While a conviction seems unlikely, Democratic lawmakers seek accountability for the former president’s instigation of the mob that stormed the Capitol.
Note to U.S. Allies: America Will Remain Divided and Frustrating
Biden’s ambitious domestic and international agenda will be stymied by a Senate the Democrats failed to win.
Republican Lindsey Graham Keeps His Seat, but Control of the Senate Remains Uncertain
The South Carolina senator is a key defender on the right of U.S. foreign aid.
Senior U.S. Lawmaker Wants to Scale Back Pay-for-Post Ambassadorships
Both parties have rewarded donors with top diplomatic positions, but Trump has taken it to a new level.
Trump Under Pressure From Democrats to Drop Diplomat Nominee Over Racist Remarks
The retired colonel called refugees fleeing Middle East violence “unwanted Muslim invaders.”
Senate Demands Answers on Afghanistan Pullout
Lawmakers want answers from the nation’s top spy about the impact of a hasty U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Senators Question Fitness of Trump’s Nominee for Intelligence Chief
Ratcliffe gets grilled over his role in misrepresenting the facts during the U.S. president’s impeachment.
Trump Prepares for Victory Lap as Impeachment Trial Winds Down
Republicans successfully fight off a call for witnesses, but a final vote to acquit will come after next week’s State of the Union.
Why Trump Will Get Off
The House impeachment managers argued he's not fit to serve because he puts his personal political interests ahead of the nation's. Trump’s defenders said this sort of behavior is acceptable. They won.
Senators Battle Over Rules as Trump Impeachment Trial Begins
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell presses for a swift acquittal of the U.S. president.
Senators Break Ranks Over Saudi Arabia
The Foreign Relations Committee, in a rare breach of decorum, engages in a bitter dispute over how to pressure Riyadh.
Warren Hammers Trump’s Pentagon Nominee—Despite Her Own Industry Ties
The presidential contender is leading the charge against the Defense Department’s revolving door but has a history of pushing the interests of firms in her home state.
Nunn on Lugar: The Nation Needs Him More Than Ever
Richard Lugar’s legacy could come undone as the world enters a nuclear hair-trigger period, his former Senate partner warns.