Unlike every president who followed him, George H.W. Bush had a background in foreign policy. In 1972, Bush was serving as U.S. ambassador to the U.N.
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The first President Bush had some impressive foreign policies wins, but could he be best remembered for getting the US entangled in Iraq?
Electoral posters of a candidate in the upcoming parliamentary elections, in Marseille, France.
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Emmanuel Macron may have won the presidential election, but his agenda could fail if his party doesn't get a majority in Parliament.
Merkel consider her options after meeting with Trump on May 26, 2017, in Italy.
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For more than seven decades, US presidents have encouraged peace in Europe. Trump seems eager to toss that legacy aside. Here's what is at stake.
Supporters of presidential candidate Moon Jae-in.
North and South Korea explained in four questions and answers.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer hands documents to a woman entering the U.S. from Mexico.
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President Trump wants to renegotiate or eliminate NAFTA because of its impact on U.S. trade, but the accord is also a cornerstone of continental cooperation on security issues as well.
British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Tuesday for an early election.
Wondering how the U.K. government can just decide to dissolve itself and call for a general election? As our expert explains, it's not uncommon.
Actress and U.N. Population Fund Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd visited a refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan in 2016.
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Contraception saves lives, and U.S. spending on it abroad had an unintended upside when it formed the backbone of early HIV prevention efforts.
Erdogan after the referendum, April 16, 2017.
How a once trustworthy NATO ally, an aspiring EU candidate and an emerging power came to be ruled by one strong man.
President Donald Trump after speaking at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
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Are Trump’s missile strikes against Syria constitutional? An expert on Congress and foreign policy provides a brief history of how the separation of war powers has blurred over time.
A woman with tuberculosis in South Sudan holds her child in this 2014 photo.
Tuberculosis transmitted from animals to humans is a growing concern in poor countries. As we observe World Tuberculosis Day, it's worth asking why.
Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28, 2017, as VP Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud.
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Three scholars grade Trump's first address to Congress. How did he do on Obamacare? What would his 'merit-based' immigration proposal mean? And can he play nice with others
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez rallies with protesters outside the White House.
Research on more than 50 government investigations reveals how partisanship can get in the way of finding answers we all agree on.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is greeted by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Can Canada manage to keep up trade while also meeting US expectations for a safe border?
A protestor burns a figure representing Trump outside the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.
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Since World War II, the US and Mexico have successfully worked together on issues like trade and migration. If Trump refuses to treat Mexico as a partner, how bitter will the breakup be?
Ben Carson, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of housing and urban development, at Trump Tower.
An analysis of four failed presidential cabinet nominees reveals what obstacles Trump's nominees might face during the confirmation process.
Sen. Jeff Sessions listens as then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks, October 2016.
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In 1981, many criticized Ronald Reagan's nominee to head human rights initiatives in the State Department. Here is how activists mobilized to ensure the nomination was rejected.
If sea level rise takes away someone’s land, should that country be compensated and how?
Despite the fanfare of signing the Paris Agreement on climate, little progress has been made on compensating poor countries for irreparable damages from climate change.
Will the world resort to ‘solar radiation management’ to slow the Earth’s heating?
Yes, we blunt the effects of climate change by getting off fossil fuels. But countries' most ambitious targets imply use of climate engineering schemes – and that discussion should be done in public.
Graffiti denouncing strikes by US drones in Yemen.
Is it enough for the nation's best newspapers to rely on 'official sources' – even when independent investigators say they're wrong?
Visitors mourn at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia.
On the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, we asked scholars to reflect on the significance of Armenian insistence on remembering and Turkey's insistence that the genocide never happened.