A president’s words have incalculable diplomatic power.
Decades – even centuries – have gone into building the diplomatic protocols on which we all rely. Is all that work being undone?
There is an era that lends itself rather closer than the tired Nazi comparisons of Donald Trump. And it may have a far more useful message for us today.
Trump: ‘I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.’
Donald Trump says he supports torture. Can political leaders change his mind?
Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan resonated with voters. Can progressives do the same?
Conservatives have been very successful framing a compelling narrative about who they are and what they stand for. Progressives will have a tough four years if they don't do the same.
Trade dealer in chief.
President-elect Donald Trump has offered the UK a quick post-Brexit trade deal but he'll face some legal hurdles to make it happen.
Expectations are high that China will take the reins of global leadership at Davos, but don't expect Xi Jinping to upset the apple cart.
Celebrate good times, come on.
For all the chatter about the Kremlin's supposed preference for Trump over Clinton, its strategy is far from clear.
US soldiers in Afghanistan, 2015.
AP Photo/Jonathan Ernst
As commander-in-chief, Trump will have a major impact in upholding the U.S. military's honor and ethics. A scholar at the U.S. Naval Academy considers if he is up to the task.
U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke campaigns for reelection in Billings, Montana, October 20, 2016.
AP Photo/Matthew Brown
If US Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana is confirmed as interior secretary, he will face difficult choices about balancing extractive activities like energy production with conservation on public lands.
Still at it after all these years: the FSB’s Moscow headquarters.
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Russia has decades of experience setting "honeytraps" for spies, diplomats, and whoever else it wants to embarrass or blackmail.
When politicians win by stoking nationalism and isolationism, who will be brave enough to walk the harder path?
President Enrique Peña Nieto’s invitation for Donald Trump to visit Mexico in August 2016 offended 74% of Mexicans, according to polls.
Donald Trump's anti-immigrant, anti-NAFTA rhetoric has targeted Mexico and Mexicans.
If it weren’t quite so serious, it might be amusing. President-elect Donald Trump – the words are still rather difficult to believe – prefers to protect the reputation of one of the US’ perennial foreign…
From 2026 onwards there will be 48 countries in the final FIFA World Cup tournament instead of the current 32.
The main objections raised to FIFA"s planned expansion of the World Cup are that the decision has been made on financial and/or political rather than footballing grounds.
Now, more than ever, journalists need to hold Donald Trump to account. They will have their work cut out for them.
As his nominee for secretary of state awaits confirmation, Donald Trump is under pressure to explain what his views on Russia actually are.
‘My fellow disenfranchised Americans …’
New measure of 32 countries' economic balance places UK and US near bottom of the pile.
President-elect Donald Trump has conceded that Russia sought to influence last year’s US presidential election.
Russian interests are far from aligned with those of the West, and no amount of revisionist commentary about Russia not being 'such a bad guy’' after all will alter that reality.
Obama arrives to give his presidential farewell address.
AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
The nation needed a full-throated rebuttal to the nativism, racism and misogyny that characterized the president-elect’s campaign. Obama failed to deliver.
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