US Foreign Policy
How America presents itself to the world — and what the world sees.
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.
Kenya on lockdown as Obama comes to talk security and trade
At least 10,000 police officers, roughly a quarter of the entire national force, have been deployed to the capital.
Researchers find steep drop in immigration from Mexico to US
The number of immigrants coming from Mexico peaked in 2003.
The White House just launched an 'Iran Deal' Twitter account to 'set the record straight'
You'd think Obama wouldn't need shareable infographics and Twitter accounts to seal the deal, but he does.
US vows to live as 'good neighbors' with Cuba
But Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned there are many differences that 'still separate our governments.'
Iran and the United States try something new for once
A deal to curb Iran's nuclear weapons capabilities could have far-reaching implications.
Scott Walker has been 'boning up' on foreign policy. He'd better keep studying
The Wisconsin governor is the 15th Republican candidate in the 2016 race, but he's the first to compare union busting to fighting the Islamic State.
Optimism hard to come by as another deadline arrives in talks with Iran
It's getting hot in Vienna, literally and figuratively.
The Pentagon is bragging about destroying war machines the Islamic State probably got from the US
The US military wants you to know that it has blown up lots of things in Iraq and Syria. It doesn't mention how the Islamic State got all these things.
The US and Cuba are officially being nice to each other again
But as the Cold War cools down in one part of the world, it's heating up in another.