The End of Quiet Diplomacy in Myanmar
The U.N. dials up the pressure campaign against Myanmar’s putschists.
Biden Needs to End His Staff Travel Ban Now
Only three top State Department officials have been allowed to travel abroad. That’s no way to preserve U.S. interests.
Biden Plans to Repeal Trump-Era Sanctions on ICC
Human rights advocates say the move is long overdue.
Biden Eyes Former Top U.N. Official for Horn of Africa Envoy
Washington wants a seasoned point person for the brewing crises in East Africa.
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.
UNDP Memo Echoes Ethiopian Talking Points on Tigray
Agency memo sidesteps questions around government’s role in Tigray.
State Department Floats Plans to Reshuffle Counter-Islamic State Envoy Office
The proposed move has sparked internal debates over the future of U.S. counterterrorism efforts.
How to Do Diversity Reforms Right
Decades of attempts to remodel the State Department haven’t worked—here’s why and how to do better this time.
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.
Biden Mulls Special Envoy for Horn of Africa
The post, if created, would bring more diplomatic firepower to the brewing crisis in Ethiopia as members of Biden’s cabinet and other senior State Department nominees await confirmation.
The United States Should Give Fleeing Uighurs a Home
It’s time for Washington to build on the momentum of the State Department’s genocide declaration and prioritize Uighurs for resettlement.
Was George Shultz America’s Best Secretary of State?
Reagan’s top diplomat ended the Cold War and reshaped the world.
Biden Eyes Career Diplomat as Top Envoy for Latin America
Brian Nichols, currently the U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe, has experience throughout Latin America.
Gumbo Diplomacy Comes to Turtle Bay
Linda Thomas-Greenfield is set to take center stage at the United Nations.
Why Biden Has a Better Shot at Saving the Climate Than Obama Did
He has a lot more nations and interest groups on his side, and this time the promise of millions of new clean jobs is real.