US Foreign Policy
How America presents itself to the world — and what the world sees.
In historic move, the US and Japan revise defense ties
Japanese armed forces will take on a more ambitious global role to counter balance China's rising sway.
The US is finally going to soften its hostage ransom policy
US officials are expected to stop prosecuting families of American hostages who communicate with kidnappers abroad or raise funds and pay ransoms, ABC news reported Sunday.
Chile's journalists union kicked out a powerful media mogul over CIA propaganda cash
Declassified US files say the CIA paid loads of money to top Chilean newspapers to 'set the stage for the military coup.'
The US doesn't really know who it's killing with its drone strikes in Pakistan
That is the implication of Thursday's news that the CIA accidentally killed 3 American and 1 Italian in separate drones strikes in Pakistan.
Cuba has had a lung cancer vaccine for years
With a thaw in relations between the US and Cuba, CimaVax and other breakthrough drugs developed in Cuba may soon be available to Americans.
Obama admits accidentally killing 3 Americans in counterterrorism strikes in Pakistan
One American victim, killed along with an Italian, were Al Qaeda hostages. The two other Americans were alleged Al Qaeda affiliates.
Negotiators begin work on drafting Iran nuclear deal
Can the US and Iran strike an agreement after 35 years of bitter acrimony?
Just how many civilians have died in the West's campaign against the Islamic State?
Concerns are growing about the potential civilian toll ahead of a planned offensive against the Islamic State in Mosul, a crowded city of 1.5 million.
Just a few more giant steps until the US and Cuba are truly friends again
The old foes' relations are thawing faster than imagined, but it isn't Cuba libre just yet. Here's what comes next.
Iran, Sudan, Syria and Cuba have something important in common
Obama's taking Cuba off the terror list
Lawmakers now have 45 days to oppose the decision.
You know exactly why Russian TV put an 18+ rating on Hillary Clinton's campaign video
Two men holding hands and talking about marrying each other was too much for one network fearing Russia's law against gay 'propaganda.'
Obama, Castro poised for landmark talks
Hours after shaking hands, US President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro head into historic talks in Panama on Saturday in their efforts to bury decades of animosity.
Kerry, Cuban minister see 'progress' in historic talks
Though officials caution that establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba will still take time.
US says Iran sanctions will be removed in phases
After Tehran publicly demands the opposite.
The 'fighting season' returns to Afghanistan
The Taliban has stepped up attacks after the brutal Afghan winter. And it is now joined by the Islamic State. This fighting season could be one of the worst yet.
Obama and Castro will break Cold War ice in person
US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro will have a historic face-to-face encounter at the Summit of the Americas this week, breaking the ice after decades of glacial relations.
This is the worst thing about Yemen right now
One of the poorest countries on Earth is also one of the hungriest. And it's getting a lot worse.
Myanmar is using Ferguson to justify its latest crackdown on protesters
The over-the-top police aggression in Ferguson, Missouri last summer was a gift to officials in Myanmar.
It's a deal
The United States and Iran have agreed, mostly, on a means to limit Iran's ability build nuclear weapons. And that's great news for Iranians.
Venezuela’s Maduro is racing to collect 10 million signatures against Obama
Even school kids are reportedly signing the petition, which the Venezuelan president plans to deliver in person to Obama next week.
Lifting US sanctions to Iran's satisfaction won't be easy
Negotiators have made headway on a deal with Iran, but it doesn't mean they know anything more, for certain, about the country's nuclear plans.
A deal with Iran is so close yet so far
A self-imposed midnight deadline between Iran and world powers to strike a deal on Iran's nuclear program has passed. But it ain't over yet.
Almost all the nations trying to keep Iran from a nuclear bomb have lots of nuclear bombs
With the exception of Germany, the countries negotiating with Iran right now — The United States, the United Kingdom, France, China and Russia —account for almost all of the world's nuclear weapons. Oh, and Israel too.
Syria's war has drastically changed the lives of millions. Here are just four of their stories
Four years into Syria's war, extremists dominate the news. These are the stories that don't make the headlines.
Syria says this is the US Predator drone it shot down on Tuesday (VIDEO)
Cops are beating up students in Myanmar again
But this time, it could cost the country billions of dollars.
Here's why some South Koreans really don't like the United States
A knife attack on a US ambassador underlines lingering anti-American sentiment in South Korea.
5 signs that Cuba is already very open to Americans
The talks between Havana and Washington may be slow going, but Cuba is clearly emerging from its 1950s time capsule.
The Israeli government has exaggerated the Iranian nuclear threat for years
Analysis: A leaked Mossad report suggests Israel's own spy agency disagrees with the threat posed by Iran.
For richer, for poorer: Jihadi John is a reminder that extremism comes in all shapes and sizes
Analysis: The White House's focus on poverty as the main cause of extremism may not tell the whole story.