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Trump to Meet Putin Again Next Month After Another White House Reversal
Foreign Affairs
Trump to Meet Putin Again Next Month After Another White House Reversal

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet in Paris next month, their second one-on-one meeting this year as the Justice Department continues looking into whether the president’s 2016 campaign... Read More

In Khashoggi's Death, A Battle Over Regional Power Looms
Foreign Affairs
In Khashoggi's Death, A Battle Over Regional Power Looms

October 23, 2018 By Nabih Bulos BEIRUT — The slow-speed admission by Saudi Arabia that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in Istanbul has been more than a begrudging journey toward justice. It has also become the latest... Read More

Saudi Account of Khashoggi’s Death Runs Into a Wall of Skepticism in Washington
Foreign Affairs
Saudi Account of Khashoggi’s Death Runs Into a Wall of Skepticism in Washington

The Saudi government moved Sunday to shield Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the ascendant power inside a royal family with long-standing ties to U.S. leaders, from the fallout over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi... Read More

Trump Plans to Pull Out of Nuclear Weapons Pact With Russia
Foreign Affairs
Trump Plans to Pull Out of Nuclear Weapons Pact With Russia

President Donald Trump said he plans to pull out of a major arms control treaty with Russia, claiming the Kremlin breached the accord on intermediate-range nuclear weapons. “We’re not going to let them violate a... Read More

Trump Uses Inflated Figures to Argue That Foreign Sales Are Ties That Bind US to Saudi Arabia
Foreign Affairs
Trump Uses Inflated Figures to Argue That Foreign Sales Are Ties That Bind US to Saudi Arabia

As President Donald Trump has faced increasing pressure to punish Saudi Arabia over its suspected torture and murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, he has repeatedly cited the country’s value as not only an ally... Read More

ICYMI: Senate Dems Press for Disclosure of Trump Biz Ties to Saudi Arabia
In The News
ICYMI: Senate Dems Press for Disclosure of Trump Biz Ties to Saudi Arabia
2018-10-19 17:44:18
by TWN Staff

This week, 11 Senate Dems sent a letter to President Trump and the Trump Organization seeking a full accounting of any financial ties between the Trump Organization and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The senators’ letter ... Read More

No Sign of Breakthrough After Pompeo Meets With Saudi Rulers Over Missing Journalist
Foreign Affairs
No Sign of Breakthrough After Pompeo Meets With Saudi Rulers Over Missing Journalist

Scrambling to defuse a growing diplomatic crisis, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo held hastily arranged talks Tuesday with the rulers of Saudi Arabia but they failed to ease growing suspicions that a Virginia-based... Read More

Congress and Western Allies Demand Answers on Fate of Journalist as Saudi Arabia Balks
Foreign Affairs
Congress and Western Allies Demand Answers on Fate of Journalist as Saudi Arabia Balks

October 14, 2018 By Laura King WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump faced growing pressure from congressional allies and Western partners to vigorously seek answers from Saudi Arabia over the fate of Jamal Khashoggi, even as the kingdom on Sunday harshly... Read More

Election Security a Focus of New Dems and Tuesday Group Colleagues
National Security
Election Security a Focus of New Dems and Tuesday Group Colleagues
2018-10-13 01:33:32
by TWN Staff

This week members of the New Democrat Coalition and the Republican Tuesday Group partnered together and called on President Trump to prioritize election security. Russia’s widespread engagement in the 2016... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Trump Won’t Cut Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia as Furor Deepens Over Missing Journalist

President Donald Trump on Thursday flatly opposed halting U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia in response to a diplomatic furor over a journalist who disappeared after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, saying a cutoff... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Bipartisan Group of Senators Trigger Global Magnitsky Investigation Into Disappearance of Journalist Jamal Khashoggi
2018-10-11 13:01:01
by TWN Staff

In a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday, U.S. Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), chairman and ranking member of the... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Pompeo Returns to North Korea in Latest Attempt to Revive Stalled Denuclearization Effort

With talks aimed at dismantling North Korea’s nuclear arsenal at an impasse, U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is heading to Pyongyang to meet with Kim Jong Un in hopes of reviving the process — and to set ... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Pompeo to Return to North Korea in Bid to Revive Stalled Nuclear Talks

In a bid to revive efforts to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo is scheduled to return to Pyongyang on Sunday for meetings with the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un. The State... Read More

National Security
US Intelligence Agencies See New Threats From Global Rivals, and Say It May Be Cold War 2.0

As the intelligence community shifts its primary focus from counterterrorism to threats from Russia and China, some leaders voice a sense of deja vu and even... Read More

China Fires Back at Trump With Tariffs on $60 Billion of Goods
Trade
China Fires Back at Trump With Tariffs on $60 Billion of Goods

The U.S.-China trade war deepened as Beijing announced retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods and the Trump administration threatened duties on virtually all Chinese imports. Read More

Cuban investigators doubt weapon was used to make US diplomats sick
Foreign Affairs
Cuban investigators doubt weapon was used to make US diplomats sick

Cuban scientific investigators visiting Washington to meet with State Department officials, scientists and members of Congress have challenged whether 26 diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Havana suffered brain injury and were deliberately attacked. Read More

Trump signs election meddling order, but no mention of Russia
2018 Midterms
Trump signs election meddling order, but no mention of Russia

President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at punishing foreign actors that interfere with U.S. elections, senior administration officials said Wednesday. Read More

Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States
Foreign Affairs
Why Democracy Promotion is in the Strategic Interest of the United States
2018-09-11 17:50:59
by Carrie Lee

The 2017 National Security Strategy emphasizes many themes that reflect what the administration has coined as “pragmatic realism”: a return to great power competition, the prominent placement of America First, and a focus on the military as the predominant instrument of ... Read More

U.S. Foreign Aid Should be Redirected to Risk-Taking Companies
Opinions
U.S. Foreign Aid Should be Redirected to Risk-Taking Companies
2018-09-04 23:57:20
by Rachel Marsden

PARIS -- The Pentagon cancelled $300 million worth of military aid to Pakistan, just as Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, was preparing to travel to Islamabad to meet with Prime Minister Imran Khan. The move is no doubt a negotiating... Read More

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