US Foreign Policy
How America presents itself to the world — and what the world sees.
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.
The mass beheading of 21 Egyptians in Libya shows the spread of the Islamic State franchise
Analysis: Militants from far and wide are declaring allegiance to the group as it seeks to spread jihad across the region.
Venezuela's currency plummets but President Maduro keeps talking coups
Devaluation? What devaluation?
Here's how world leaders are trying to end the war in eastern Ukraine
Weapons. Sanctions. Diplomacy. What will resolve the conflict?
Life under drones — in victims’ own words
‘I no longer love blue skies. In fact, I now prefer grey skies.’
Assad denies using barrel bombs, just as barrel bombs fall on Aleppo
The Syrian president has denied that his forces use the indiscriminate explosives, but there's a wealth of evidence demonstrating their use.
These charts show you which countries own most of the United States' foreign debt
Did you know that the US owes Kazakhstan $35.1 billion?
Can weapons from the US really help end Ukraine's brutal war?
Eight former US officials made a case for it this month. But not everyone is on board with the proposal.
These are the countries that have (probably) paid hostage ransom to the Islamic State
The fate of two hostages could be decided today.