US President Donald Trump after sacking Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Relations between the US and Africa are unlikely to improve while Trump remains president. But that doesn't mean the continent should remain passive.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
A scholar who has profiled leaders like Saddam Hussein and Vladimir Putin says there is a method to understanding the madness.
Thanks to South Korea, there is a chance for peace with North Korea. Whether the Trump administration can take it is another matter.
The admired US ambassador to Mexico is resigning, even as the two countries spat over trade, immigration and Trump's tweets. Can this critical diplomatic relationship survive yet another problem?
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
The US Secretary of State's mission to Africa will produce few benefits for the continent or for US-Africa relations.
US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
China is stepping into a soft power vacuum created by the new US administration. Since Donald Trump was elected president, the country has eschewed soft power.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is applauded at a performance in Pyongyang.
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A former Department of Defense and State Department official explains why a hardline approach on North Korea will likely fail, as it did with Iran.
No, Donald, that’s French.
Donald Trump has put translators and interpreters the world over in an ethical quandary. Sad!
Kim Jong-il, with whose government the US negotiated the 1994 agreement.
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Kim Jong-il and Bill Clinton looked to have done a deal to curb North Korea's nuclear weapons programme for good. What went wrong?
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks on a podium as U.S. President Donald Trump listens.
We asked an expert on diplomacy and foreign policy.
The government-funded International Republican Institute, a nonprofit, supports democratic efforts like this voter education campaign in Burma.
International Republican Institute
U.S. democracy assistance is not perfect. But drastic cuts to that slice of the federal budget would sever a lifeline to pro-democracy activists around the world.
More in common than you might think.
Why we can expect Xi Jinping and Donald Trump's meeting at Mar-a-Lago to be a success.
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Donald Trump is wildly unpopular with Mexicans. But so, too, is President Enrique Peña Nieto, putting him in a tough position for this week's high-level American official visit to Mexico.
Foreign policy, now online.
US foreign relations have gone online. And the results are not looking good.
Time for another ‘reset’?
As Trump explores warmer ties to Russia, he'd be wise to brush up on the history of past resets and the role the oil industry played in each one. The results weren’t good.
Is New York big enough for both the UN and Donald Trump?
Cutting off funds for crucial UN bodies could have disastrous consequences for the world order.
The call with Tsai Ing-wen caused a diplomatic furore.
'Little trick' or 'petty action'? The difference matters when translating what China really said about Trump's call with Tsai Ing-wen.
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John Kerry and 20 diplomats came together Saturday to seek a way toward peace in Syria. A former Indian ambassador to Syria believes good progress was made.
It’s time to reengage
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The resetting of US Cuba relations has been a long time in the making but without the Alan Gross case it is likely it would have happened sooner. I think both sides have thought long and hard about what…