US Foreign Policy
How America presents itself to the world — and what the world sees.
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.
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 affects 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.'