US Foreign Policy
How America presents itself to the world — and what the world sees.
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.
Poll: 71 percent of Russians believe the US is the world’s bad guy
And the feeling's pretty mutual.
US patrols in the South China Sea will enrage Beijing — and Washington knows it
The Pentagon is poised to send US warships skirting closer than ever before to the secretive island outposts that China is determined to claim.
US abandons Syria rebel training effort; will focus on weapons supply
A Friday announcement marked the effective end to a short-lived $580 million program to train and equip units of fighters at sites outside of Syria.
Mexicans are determined to have the last laugh on Donald Trump
How a 5-minute phone call put the 9/11 trial on hold for more than a year
Ramzi bin al Shibh, who military prosecutors say relayed money and messages to the 9/11 hijackers, asked his lawyers to send a message to his nephew in Yemen. The rest is history.
For one shining moment, the US Embassy in Moscow was the best troll on Twitter
America made sure Putin isn’t the only meme in Moscow.
Every Republican candidate did something weird last night
Foreign policy dominates second Republican debate.
Cuba's Raul Castro will head to New York this month for the UN General Assembly
It will be his first known United States visit since shortly after the Castro brothers toppled a US-friendly dictator in 1959.
Why an increase in US interest rates matters to the whole world
The Federal Reserve's decision this week will affect everyone. Including you.
The ‘Lion of Africa’ used to be America's friend. Now he's on trial for war crimes
Ronald Reagan’s administration saw Hissene Habre as a bulwark against Libya. Their strategic partnership was designed to 'bloody Gaddafi’s nose.'
Obama is finally in the home stretch of closing his nuclear deal with Iran
Now he just needs to make sure the Iranians stay on board.
Gasp! Hillary Clinton likes skim milk, tea, and (maybe) gefilte fish
And other revelations from the 4,400 emails published this week.
Trash talk trumps civility on the 2016 campaign trail
'If you wrestle with a pig, two things happen. You get dirty, and the pig enjoys it.'
Pentagon chief Ashton Carter says Guantanamo has got to go before Obama does
Carter says the Pentagon is actively looking for alternative transfer sites for some of the remaining prisoners at Guantanamo.
To save world heritage sites from destruction, the US should bring back Monuments Men
Commentary: The US can provide resources to prevent the destruction of antiquities threatened by groups like the Islamic State.
The Koreas fire at each other while the US holds military exercises with the South
North and South Korea have remained in a technical state of war despite their truce.
The American flag is fluttering anew in Cuba today
US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cuba today to witness the reopening of the US embassy after more than half a century.
Democratic senator breaks rank, announces he will vote against Iran deal
Chuck Schumer, a democrat from New York, just made things a lot harder for the Obama administration.
Iran's Jewish community gets behind nuclear deal with the US
Iran has the second-largest Jewish population in the Middle East, after Israel. But their political differences from Israel are deep.
In debate over Iran deal, both sides invoke the potential for war
Arguments for and against the nuclear deal with Iran are heating up.
Hiroshima simulation: Enter any location in the world and visualize the bomb's aftermath
Scary — but not as scary as the real thing, which happened 70 years ago on Thursday.
When Donald Trump calls immigrants 'illegal,' here's what he's really saying
Just because immigrants to the United States don't have papers doesn't mean they came to the country unlawfully.
Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard to be released on parole Nov 21
After serving 30 years in prison.
Obama just pulled off two important firsts for a sitting US president
Obama addressed all of Africa at the headquarters of the African Union in Ethiopia today.
The US says it's okay for Turkey to bomb the Islamic State and anti-IS Kurds at the same time
'These are two separate things,' a State Department spokesperson said of things that don't seem separate at all.
US President Barack Obama begins landmark Kenya visit
US President Barack Obama arrived in the Kenyan capital Nairobi late Friday, making his first visit to the country of his father's birth since his election as president.