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.
No Amount of Swagger Can Dress Up Pompeo’s Legacy
The outgoing secretary of state prioritized his political ambitions over America’s interests.
Congress Will Continue Probing Pompeo’s Military Housing Long After He Departs State
Internal emails reveal Pompeo may have benefited from tens of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds for upkeep at his residence.
Biden to Tap Seasoned Former Diplomat to Oversee Southern Border Policy
Roberta Jacobson, a former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, will join the NSC and help oversee an anticipated U-turn in U.S. policy on migration and asylum.
Trump Mounts Last-Minute Attempt to Starve Funding for Foreign Aid, Global Vaccine Efforts
But congressional sources say it’s highly unlikely lawmakers will cut billions of dollars of already appropriated funding.
‘Stop F—ing Lying’: Congress, Trump Officials in Heated Exchange Over Terrorism Designations
Congressional overseers are livid that the administration made major policy changes without prior formal consultations.
‘We’re in a Worse Place Today Than We Were Before He Came In’
Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on the mess Donald Trump is leaving behind.
Group of State Department Officials Call for Consultations on Trump’s Removal
Second dissent cable directed at Pompeo also rebukes the secretary of state for not forcefully condemning the president.
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