Both Iran and the US say they are not seeking a war, but it could happen by default.
Traveling death squads. Sadistic torture techniques. Stolen babies. The US helped it all happen by aiding Argentina's military regime in the 1970s, according to newly declassified documents.
A terrorism expert exposes the quirks, inconsistencies and foreign policy strategy behind the State Department's terrorist watchlist.
North Korea is a major military threat to the US and its Asian allies, but exactly how powerful are its nuclear weapons? An earth scientist explains why it's hard to answer this question.
The Trump administration has declared the most severe new sanctions against Cuba since President John F. Kennedy imposed an economic embargo banning all trade with the communist island in 1962.
As rival factions vie for control over Venezuela, many of the country’s 31 million people are suffering prolonged power outages, food and water shortages, and limited access to medicine.
A full 70% of the American public agreed that the US should maintain an active footprint across the globe.
The US president's tweet declaring the US would recognise Israeli sovereignty over the Syrian territory was unexpected and will do nothing for regional stability.
History shows that diplomacy takes time and many incremental steps forward, a diplomacy expert writes.
Food and medical aid at Venezuela's borders could spark a revolution.
Relying only on sanctions against North Korea may not be a productive way to get the country to give up its nuclear arms. Offering relief and aid may be more effective.
A Cold War era treaty helped dismantle more than 2,500 missiles between the US and Russia.
A Taliban perspective on recent peace talks for Afghanistan.
Keeping the water and power on, managing sewers and collecting garbage will help communities shattered by the Syrian civil war rebuild – and keep out the Islamic State, says a former aid official.
Obama's plan to withdraw from Afghanistan had several facets and was part of a wider strategy in the Middle East.
Private companies – many based in the US – are blocking access to their websites from particular countries around the world. It's contributing to a splintering of the global internet.
'He had the ability to make you think he was addressing you personally, even if you were one among 10,000 others.'
President Trump says an alliance with Saudi Arabia is necessary, despite evidence the country's crown prince ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Critics say Trump's defense of Saudi Arabia in the Khashoggi affair betrays American values. But many presidents have cozied up to dictators, ignoring human rights abuses to serve US interests.
The US has meddled in Latin America so much that its influence there is viewed there with deep suspicion.