President Harry S Truman established the initial version of the National Intelligence Council.
The National Intelligence Council works inside government but is little understood outside. Yet it has helped respond to almost all the major foreign policy challenges of the last 40 years.
Kim Darroch: not in Trump’s good books.
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The leak of US dipomatic cables by Wikileaks revealed some equally frank assessments of British politicians.
President Hassan Rouhani came to office with an olive branch, but his hard-liners rivals now appear to be setting the political agenda in Iran.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani staked his political fortunes on bringing Iran out of isolation. Now, it appears he's losing control to hard-liners in Iran.
Nativist rhetoric is nothing new. But ideas once considered fringe are now being absorbed into the mainstream.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa with United Nations Secretary General António Guterres.
Election to the Security Council is prestigious for member states because it gives them a seat at the highest table of global decision-making.
Washington is getting ready for Donald Trump’s big show.
The Declaration of Independence was not greeted with universal acclaim and many Americans stayed loyal to the crown.
The founders weren’t exactly free traders.
Arguments over Trump's tariffs and trade wars are just the latest salvo in a heated debate that has raged since the dawn of the American republic.
We are living through the latest battle in a 300-year long ideological war over the meaning of humanity itself.
Handshakes and symbolism only go so far – eventually, the US and North Korea will need to work toward something more concrete.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have very different objectives from their on-again, off-again negotiations. More work needs to be done to build trust and align the leaders on a basic common goal.
The leading Democratic candidates to take on Trump (clockwise from top left corner): Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
There's one reason the US Democratic presidential field is so crowded – a belief Trump can be beaten. Here's a closer look at the five leading candidates.
Trump’s poll numbers went up after high levels of Russian troll activity, though Clinton’s didn’t go down.
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An analysis of social media troll activity during the 2016 election campaign shows that exposure to Russian propaganda may have helped change American minds in favor of Republican candidate Trump.
As always, sideline diplomatic meetings dominated the G20, while multilateral cooperation was fleeting.
US President Donald Trump stole the show over the weekend with seeming breakthroughs on the China trade war and North Korea. Disaster has been averted, but for how long?
Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor, and Robert H. Jackson, two key figures in international criminal justice, from Nuremberg to The Hague.
When faced with US rejection of international criminal justice, today's supporters of the ICC often invoke the country's Nuremberrg leadership. However, this notion is based on a distorted image of the 1945-46 trials.
The president's policy achievements are distinctly ordinary, for a Republican, and his limited record may offer a good line of attack for opponents.
Democratic U.S. 2020 election presidential candidates during the second night of the first Democratic presidential candidates’ debate.
The problems facing America are unrestrained capitalism and corruption, said the Democratic presidential candidates over two nights of debates. Or was that really Teddy Roosevelt speaking?
Inheritors of an order we did not build, we are now witnesses to a decline we did not see.
We are, as Snyder is urgently reminding us, perilously close to the edge of the fascist cliff
Ray Stannard Baker joins Woodrow Wilson at the lectern in front of Congress.
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving her job, and two media scholars reflect on the career of the very first press secretary – a model of openness who respected news reporters.
Walls create deep divisions. Just ask the Cubans.
Walls needn't be impenetrable to divide people, as Cuba's Trocha made all too clear.
Will a handshake lead to a deal?
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Presidents Xi and Trump agreed to restart trade talks at the G-20, but even if a major deal is reached, US companies would still have a very hard time doing business in China.
Much hangs on the meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Osaka.
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The world watches to see if this weekend's summit is a constructive occasion in an evolving, and messy, trade war, or a wasted opportunity.