For Trump, putting America first means that being a global leader on human rights may take a back seat.
If the US stays in the Paris deal but misses its targets, the deal could look like a sham. But if Trump carries out his threat to withdraw, the US veto would be gone, and other nations might step up.
When the US Secretary of State stood up the AU Chairperson the writing was on the wall. Africa needs to become the master of its own destiny.
Relations between Russia and the United States have reached an all-time low since the US strike on Syria. But Moscow knows that Washington will need its support if tension rises with North Korea.
What vastly complicates Western policy in Syria is how to sanction Assad on one hand and deal with Islamic State on the other, without the country unravelling completely.
Regardless of how the US sending an aircraft carrier group to the Korean Peninsula plays out, the international community will ultimately have to accept and learn to manage a nuclear North Korea.
US-Russia relations have hit their roughest patch since the Cold War. What's in store for the Trump administration's first official visit to Moscow?
Despite promises to rural working class, a philosopher argues, the Republican Party is still under the influence of the elitism of novelist Ayn Rand.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's recent trip to Asia offers some insights into how the Trump administration might deal with China.
Uncertainty persists about what "America First" will mean for US-Asia policy, and the Secretary of State's recent tour of the region leaves us none the wiser.
Tensions in Asia may soon boil over. If U.S. leaders fail to seek pathways to peace, the consequences may be grim, warns former National Security Council member.
Far from 'making America great again', Donald Trump's sloganeering will deepen mistrust of US motives and irreparably damage any prospect of co-existence, let alone a more co-operative world order.
Get ready for Senate hearings and confirmation votes on President Trump's Cabinet picks by reading this roundup of key coverage from our archive.
It seems Trump and his appointees already accept more global warming science than they are prepared to let on.
As his nominee for secretary of state awaits confirmation, Donald Trump is under pressure to explain what his views on Russia actually are.
An analysis of four failed presidential cabinet nominees reveals what obstacles Trump's nominees might face during the confirmation process.
Big Oil has historically played a behind-the-scenes role on American policy and politics. No longer.
Venezuela and ExxonMobil have been spatting over oil for decades. How will that history impact relations under a Rex Tillerson-run State Department?
Carbon capture is fundamentally flawed. Here's plan B.
President Obama used an obscure 1953 law to bar offshore drilling in Arctic Alaska and along the Atlantic coast. Republicans and energy companies want to reverse the ban, but it will not be easy.