U.S. Diplomats Abroad ‘Routinely Denied Access’ to Reproductive Care
A letter alleges the State Department put diplomats facing reproductive health emergencies in “life-threatening situations.”
Biden’s Refugee Envoy Looks to Reform Damaged System
Washington has been slow to meet expanded targets for refugee admissions due to the last administration’s policies.
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.
3 Years Later, the U.S. Could Finally Send an Ambassador to Ukraine
The nomination of career diplomat Bridget Brink comes as Washington begins sending its diplomats back into Ukraine.
Childhood Trauma Taught Madeleine Albright to Stand Up to Despots
But Ukraine’s plight haunted her final days.
Madeleine Albright, America’s First Female Secretary of State, Dies
A lifelong foe of autocrats who declared, “I do wear my patriotism on my sleeve.”
Republican Senators Block Confirmation of Key Biden Officials, Stymying Ukraine Response
A Democratic lawmaker accuses Sen. Rick Scott of “single-handedly undermining” the United States’ full response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Ukrainian Staff at U.S. Embassy, Left Behind, Say U.S. Is Backtracking on Promises of Support
“It looks as if some officials have already given up on Ukraine,” local staff told the State Department.
‘Nowhere to Turn to’: U.S. Forces Closure of Afghan Embassy
Afghan diplomats wanted to keep the flag raised but were running out of cash.
Russia’s Ukraine Invasion Devolving Into ‘Strategic Catastrophe’ for Putin: U.S. Envoy
International organizations will start compiling evidence of Russia’s “barbaric,” “horrific,” “heinous” conduct for possible war crimes trials, America’s ambassador to the OSCE says.
Ukrainians Who Worked at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv Plead for Help
In a letter to the State Department, staff voice fears they will be abandoned amid the Russian onslaught.
U.S. and Russia Battle for World Opinion at U.N. Over Ukraine
Blinken is still looking for a diplomatic offramp.
Biden’s Pick for Top Human Rights Post Stuck in Nomination Limbo
The time it takes a president’s nominees to clear Senate confirmation is getting longer and longer.
U.S. Orders Diplomats’ Families to Leave Ukraine Amid Russian Invasion Fears
High-level diplomatic talks between the United States and Russia have failed to defuse the crisis.
Biden Set for Putin Call to Ease Ukraine Standoff
The United States is demanding that Russia roll back more than 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s border.
Congressional Probe Over Afghan Withdrawal Turns Partisan
Is Biden stonewalling Congress? It depends whom you ask.
Biden Taps Billionaire Campaign Donors for Ambassador Posts
Progressive Democrats lambasted Trump over the practice.
State Department Launches Review of Afghan Withdrawal
U.S. ambassador Daniel Smith is tapped to lead a review to understand the lessons of U.S. involvement.
Foggy Bottom Bristles at Proliferation of Special Envoys
The State Department’s Africa chief addresses concerns that special envoys shut out other diplomats from policymaking.