US Foreign Policy
How America presents itself to the world — and what the world sees.
US and Cuba reach deal to reopen embassies
The United States and Cuba have reached a deal to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, a US source said Tuesday, in a major step toward ending decades of Cold War enmity.
Two years after the NSA leaks, Brazilians actually like the US again
They were pretty upset after leaks about the US spying on their communications. Now Brazilians' outrage is targeting their own officials.
Today was supposed to be the day the US and Iran made a deal
But it looks like that's not going to happen.
Turns out people get angry when you say white Americans are terrorists, too
There's a common post-9/11 assumption about terrorism in the United States — that it’s mainly the work of Muslims and foreigners. It’s not.
Mexico to Donald Trump: You are one ‘ignorant,' 'prejudiced' hombre
'They’re rapists,' Trump said of Mexicans while announcing his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
21 Republican US senators just voted against a ban on torture. Here are their names
Who are the elected lawmakers who read the CIA torture report and thought — meh?
Venezuela quotes a made-up White House 'spokesman' to debunk drug-trafficking allegations
It's like The Onion of diplomacy.
The USA Freedom Act includes a controversial provision that nobody is talking about
The new law does more than limit NSA surveillance, but Americans are too excited about modest privacy reforms to notice.
Cubans take heat for using the US Interests Section's free internet
Most ordinary Cubans can't afford the cyber cafes that offer a pricy but limited web service.
U.S. drops Cuba from list of state sponsors of terrorism
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United States welcomed as liberators by soccer fans around the world
If Iraqi forces have their way, it’s going to be a bad week for the Islamic State
Iraq is launching a large-scale military offensive that it says will liberate Ramadi and regain control of Anbar province.
US and Cuba fail to reach a deal on embassies
Talks between the United States and Cuba failed to nail down an agreement on restoring diplomatic ties and will stretch into a new round, officials from both sides said Friday.
It's been a very good week for the Islamic State
The terrorist group has taken over two key cities in two different countries in the last week.
Here's the US military training in Ukraine that's making Russia really mad (PHOTOS)
Western countries have held back from military involvement in the conflict, but Russia reads a lot into the training efforts by the US, as well as Britain, Canada and Poland.
U.S. House passes Iran nuclear review legislation
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The US military is hosting a 'lab day' to show off its latest killer robots
White House calls on factions in Burundi to 'lay down arms'
The Obama administration still recognizes President Pierre Nkurunziza but is urging him not to run for a third term.
The US Senate votes today on whether to fast-track Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership
The controversial trade deal would be a global game-changer — for better or worse.
John Kerry to meet with Vladimir Putin in Russia
It's been more than two years since the two leaders have been face to face.
Jeb Bush says he would have authorized 2003 US invasion of Iraq
Presumed Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says he would have authorized the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, though he acknowledged mistakes made after Saddam Hussein's fall.
Afghanistan's recent advances for women could disappear as soon as US troops leave
Some experts are worried that the modest successes of the past 13 years won't stick without foreign forces propping them up.
In historic move, the US and Japan revise defense ties
Japanese armed forces will take on a more ambitious global role to counter balance China's rising sway.
The US is finally going to soften its hostage ransom policy
US officials are expected to stop prosecuting families of American hostages who communicate with kidnappers abroad or raise funds and pay ransoms, ABC news reported Sunday.
Chile's journalists union kicked out a powerful media mogul over CIA propaganda cash
Declassified US files say the CIA paid loads of money to top Chilean newspapers to 'set the stage for the military coup.'
The US doesn't really know who it's killing with its drone strikes in Pakistan
That is the implication of Thursday's news that the CIA accidentally killed 3 American and 1 Italian in separate drones strikes in Pakistan.
Cuba has had a lung cancer vaccine for years
With a thaw in relations between the US and Cuba, CimaVax and other breakthrough drugs developed in Cuba may soon be available to Americans.
Obama admits accidentally killing 3 Americans in counterterrorism strikes in Pakistan
One American victim, killed along with an Italian, were Al Qaeda hostages. The two other Americans were alleged Al Qaeda affiliates.
Negotiators begin work on drafting Iran nuclear deal
Can the US and Iran strike an agreement after 35 years of bitter acrimony?
Just how many civilians have died in the West's campaign against the Islamic State?
Concerns are growing about the potential civilian toll ahead of a planned offensive against the Islamic State in Mosul, a crowded city of 1.5 million.
Just a couple more giant steps until the US and Cuba are truly friends again
Obama announced the US and Cuba will open embassies in each other's capitals. But it isn't all Cuba libres just yet. Here's what comes next.