Succession in South Sudan
America’s greatest success story in Africa has degenerated into its biggest failure.
Study Finds Nearly 1 in 3 U.S. Diplomats Eyeing the Exit Door
Systemic management and morale issues plague the State Department, even after Trump era.
Can Biden Solve the North Korea Puzzle?
Biden opened the door for talks with Kim Jong Un, but Pyongyang is playing hard to get.
Defiant Belarus Snubs U.S. Ambassador
As relations between the West and Belarus crash, the U.S. envoy is barred from entering the country.
Biden to Tap Career Diplomat as Top Official on Refugee Policy
And the president is set to announce nominees for two senior USAID posts.
State Rolls Out Medical Pilot Program to Find Causes of ‘Havana Syndrome’
U.S. still grappling with how to respond five years after first reports of suspected microwave attacks in Havana.
Are Special Envoys All That Special Anymore?
New envoys are cropping up even as ambassador posts sit empty.
Blinken Authorizes U.S. Embassies Worldwide to Display BLM Flags
A new directive comes while the United States commemorates the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder.
Biden Administration Plans Visa Restrictions on Ethiopian Officials Over Tigray
Imposing visa restrictions on officials signals the start of a major U.S. policy shift.
Inside Washington’s Fight to Save Afghans Who Saved Americans
Afghan interpreters were promised U.S. visas. Now, red tape may cost them their lives.
Biden’s Moves on Gaza at U.N. Test U.S. Credibility
China and Russia capitalize on Washington’s resistance.
In Kyiv, Blinken Shows a New Face for the U.S.
After Trump, Biden’s top diplomat works to patch up relations with Ukraine—and with beleaguered U.S. diplomats
Why Did Washington Let a Stolen Election Stand in the Congo?
If the Biden administration wants to advance democracy around the world, it needs to fix U.S. diplomacy first.
Blinken Will Allow U.S. Embassies to Fly Pride Flag
The blanket authorization overturns a Trump-era policy.
Don’t Just Make Foreign Policy for Working Americans. Engage Them in It.
The Biden administration’s new mantra falls one step short.
State Dept. Out to Tackle Diversity Failings With New Appointment
Career diplomat Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will be tasked with reversing the department’s record of big promises and little results.
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.