Foreign Affairs

Bolton Declares Monroe Doctrine ‘Alive and Well’ As White House Eyes Venezuela Foreign Affairs
Bolton Declares Monroe Doctrine ‘Alive and Well’ As White House Eyes Venezuela
2019-04-19 20:07:47
by HJ Mai

The Trump administration’s ongoing pressure campaign to force Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro out of office is based on an almost 200-year-old doctrine – one that was never meant to be a doctrine after all. National Security Advisor John Bolton on... Read More

North Korea Demands Pompeo’s Removal From US Nuclear Talks Foreign Affairs
North Korea Demands Pompeo’s Removal From US Nuclear Talks

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea demanded that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo be removed from direct nuclear negotiations between the countries, turning up pressure after the collapse of a summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in... Read More

Senators Demand Oversight for Nuclear Energy Talks With Saudi Arabia Foreign Affairs
Senators Demand Oversight for Nuclear Energy Talks With Saudi Arabia
2019-04-15 17:02:53
by HJ Mai

Last week, a bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation that would require the  executive branch to issue quarterly reports to Congress when it allows U.S. companies to engage in nuclear energy cooperation with foreign nations. The move comes amid reports... Read More

South Korean Leader’s Visit Highlights Trump’s Stalled Nuclear Talks With Kim Jong Un Foreign Affairs
South Korean Leader’s Visit Highlights Trump’s Stalled Nuclear Talks With Kim Jong Un

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that “a third summit could happen” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as he worked with South Korea to jump-start stalled nuclear diplomacy on the peninsula. “It’s step by step,” Trump told... Read More

US Denies Entry to 16 Saudis Tied to Jamal Khashoggi’s Death Foreign Affairs
US Denies Entry to 16 Saudis Tied to Jamal Khashoggi’s Death

WASHINGTON — The U.S. will deny entry to 16 Saudis over “their roles” in the murder of the columnist Jamal Khashoggi, as the administration seeks to sustain pressure on the kingdom to come up with a credible account of his... Read More

Congress Seeks New Strategies Against Weapons of Mass Destruction National Security
Congress Seeks New Strategies Against Weapons of Mass Destruction
2019-04-04 15:14:55
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Two congressional committees met Wednesday on Capitol Hill to figure out the resources they should dedicate to confronting the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. During a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing, Pentagon officials explained emerging threats from... Read More

Analysis: Trump Keeps Border Closure Idea Alive — Without Committing Foreign Affairs
Analysis: Trump Keeps Border Closure Idea Alive — Without Committing

WASHINGTON — Consider Donald Trump the threatener-in-chief. It’s simply how the president starts any negotiation he deems worthy of having. The president has made countless threats about everything from nuclear war with North Korea to firing various Cabinet officials to... Read More

Diplomats, Washington Skittish on Maduro’s Downfall in Venezuela Foreign Affairs
Diplomats, Washington Skittish on Maduro’s Downfall in Venezuela

WASHINGTON — The excitement in some U.S. and foreign diplomatic circles about the rise of Juan Guaido and an expectation for the fall of Nicolas Maduro has been replaced by frustration over the Venezuelan leader’s staying power and concerns about... Read More

Trump’s Sanctions Staff Dwindles Even as US Expands Economic War Foreign Affairs
Trump’s Sanctions Staff Dwindles Even as US Expands Economic War

WASHINGTON — The U.S. office in charge of financial sanctions, President Donald Trump’s favorite weapon against American adversaries, risks being hobbled by staff departures because of management turmoil and growing private-sector demand for its expertise. Trump has nearly doubled the... Read More

In a Vast, Dust-Swept Landscape, Islamic State Caliphate Ends in Rubble and Wreckage Foreign Affairs
In a Vast, Dust-Swept Landscape, Islamic State Caliphate Ends in Rubble and Wreckage

BEIRUT — Its militants believed they would conquer Rome, Paris and Washington. It sought to smash the century-old borders that defined the Middle East, and create a project whose central slogan was “Enduring and expanding.” Instead, the culmination of that... Read More

Trump Courts US Jews, Boosts Netanyahu With Call to Recognize Golan Heights as Part of Israel White House
Trump Courts US Jews, Boosts Netanyahu With Call to Recognize Golan Heights as Part of Israel

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump forcefully interjected himself into Israeli politics Thursday, recognizing the Golan Heights as the country’s territory in a bid to secure Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election next month — and perhaps his own a year later.... Read More

Trump Expected to Nominate DC Attorney Christopher Landau as Ambassador to Mexico Foreign Affairs
Trump Expected to Nominate DC Attorney Christopher Landau as Ambassador to Mexico

MEXICO CITY — President Donald Trump is expected to nominate a Washington attorney, Christopher Landau, to be the next U.S. ambassador to Mexico, the White House said Monday night. Trump’s planned appointment comes at a time of tense relations between... Read More

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