US Foreign Policy
How America presents itself to the world — and what the world sees.
US resisters to the Iraq War are living under the threat of deportation in Canada
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed early support for letting conscientious objectors from the US remain in Canada, but little has been done to formalize their status.
How a President Trump would change US foreign policy
It's not all about the wall.
US military to lift ban on transgender troops
The Pentagon is set to lift its ban on transgender troops within the coming weeks, US media reported Friday.
Tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Syria's Manbij
US-backed fighters began an offensive in the Aleppo province city, which has been held by ISIS since 2014, nearly two weeks ago.
For this refugee of the US war in Vietnam, Obama's visit to Hanoi is a huge deal
Miki Nguyen, now an entrepreneur in his birth country, reflects on the significance of US President Barack Obama's trip to Vietnam.
The US will arm a communist country for the first time since WWII
President Obama has scrapped the Cold War-era US arms embargo against Vietnam. Here's what it means for the region.
Sending troops to Syria would be 'mistake', Obama warns
US President Barack Obama warned Sunday that it would be a "mistake" to send Western troops into Syria to overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Obama's worst mistake? Failing to plan for Libya aftermath
The US failed to plan for 'the day after' the fall of Muammar Gaddafi.
Obama in Cuba on historic visit
A small crowd of Cubans, chanting 'Viva Obama, Viva Fidel,' braved a tropical downpour and tight security to welcome the US president in downtown Havana on Sunday.
Future American doctors train for free — in Cuba
Lillian Holloway couldn't afford to finish her degree in the US. In Cuba she studied tuition-free, and then came back to work.
The US will declassify sensitive records about Argentina's US-backed dictatorship
These will join the thousands of files Washington already declassified that show US officials, including Henry Kissinger, encouraged the 'dirty wars.'
7 things you should know about Guantanamo Bay prison
President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a much-anticipated Pentagon roadmap aimed at finally closing Guantanamo Bay. Here are the key facts on the controversial military prison.
Syria's ceasefire is set to begin Saturday, say the US and Russia
The United States and Russia announced they are 'prepared to work together' on this.
Bernie Sanders wants the US to be more like Sweden. Could it work?
Could a Scandinavian-style welfare state work in the US? And what exactly does a 'social democracy' look like in Sweden?
'War to get me out': Wife of freed US reporter Jason Rezaian tells of Iran ordeal
The wife of freed US reporter Jason Rezaian has described her harrowing 25-hour ordeal as she tried to leave Iran with her husband in an interview with the Washington Post.
US flies B-52 over South Korea after North's nuclear test
The White House said on Sunday that the flight underscored to South Korea 'the deep and enduring alliance that we have with them.'
Dummy US missile disappears, turns up in Cuba
A dummy training version of a US Hellfire missile was shipped to Cuba after an apparent mix-up by commercial cargo handlers in Europe, a source said Friday, confirming media reports.
Russia now officially considers NATO a top military threat
The year is off to a terrible start for relations between Russia and the West.
US preparing new sanctions against Iran
The United States is preparing sanctions against firms and individuals in Iran, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates over alleged links to Iran's ballistic missile program.
Western embassies warn of threat against foreigners in Beijing
Foreign embassies in China issued a warning Thursday about possible threats against 'Westerners' in a popular Beijing neighborhood ahead of Christmas.
There is no bromance between Trump and Putin
Putin just knows when and how to butter up power-hungry Americans.
Putin: Trump is 'outstanding, talented' and 'the absolute leader of the presidential race'
Russian President Vladimir Putin has finally found an American politician to love.
US and Cuba agree to resume commercial airline service
US airlines including American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue and United have all expressed interest.
Pentagon spent $150 million housing 'handful' of employees in private villas in Afghanistan
The US has spent nearly $1 trillion in Afghanistan since 2001. Some of that went toward flat-screen TVs and 24-hour access to 'light snacks' for 5 to 10 workers.
The US hasn’t armed a communist nation in ages. That could soon change
The US once used its weapons on communist forces in Vietnam. Now it wants to sell them there.
Declassified document shows how close the US and Soviet Union came to nuclear war in 1983
The Soviets were convinced the US was planning a nuclear first strike. And they were ready to preempt it.
Will terrorism make Russia and the West friends again?
The recent Paris attacks and Russian jet crash may actually forge a closer alliance between the two against a common enemy.
Post-Soviet dictators are getting extra friendly with the United States
Meet John Kerry’s latest partners in diplomacy.
How Ahmad Chalabi helped George W. Bush invade Iraq
A key lobbyist for the US-led invasion of Iraq, who was blamed for providing false intelligence to justify it, died of a heart attack Tuesday.
Why Russia is afraid of its own dead soldiers
Russia's Defense Ministry said a 19-year-old serviceman committed suicide at a Russian Air Force base in Latakia — the first service member confirmed dead in Syria.
The Iran accord is going to change everything
Stephen Kinzer, one of the world’s leading experts on Iran, tells us why the Iran deal is going to make the world a better place.