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.
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.
Unlike many of his predecessors, the US president is no vulture of culture.
The significant churn in the Trump administration has caused confusion in foreign policymaking. In contrast, Bush's presidency was marked by collegiality, which contributed to many successes.
'He had the ability to make you think he was addressing you personally, even if you were one among 10,000 others.'
The allegations raised in a book on the Trump administration by Bob Woodward and an anonymous op-ed would be enough to get most CEOs fired.
Trump despises the media and says it's a threat to the American people. Yet the White House's daily newsletter scours the US to find good press, touting even tiny bits of praise from local newspapers.
Donald Trump was under the mistaken impression that Canadians once burned down the White House. But he's not the only one who has a fuzzy sense of the history of the War of 1812.
As President Trump resumes an annual tradition of celebrating Ramadan, it provides a moment to remember that Islam has long been practiced in America.
The secretary of state entered the firing line even before he uttered his infamous 'f****** moron' comment.
Career and technical education, or CTE, can boost the chances of high school graduation and lower the likelihood of dropping out, but timing is crucial, researchers argue.
The president of the United States has a classical tyrannical soul. An ancient Greek text provides us with some insight into what a tyrant wants and what fuels his ambitions.
Trump's reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, prompted business leaders to sever ties with two White House councils.
Trump's former chief strategist has returned to his media roots. And he has more than a few grudges.
But everyone gets fired in the end.
A small, but wealthy, population of Indian-Americans is playing a role in transforming US foreign policy toward India.
Whispering secrets is a sign of a lack of trust.
LGBT people face discrimination in health care, as well as significant health disparities. Recent moves by the Trump administration will make these topics more difficult to untangle.
Ethical dilemmas arise not because someone did not know the ethical rules. Instead, they arise when individuals are unable to identify the relevant ethical principle at the time of crisis.
Trump's first budget proposal would boost defense spending by US$52 billion, but his desired military buildup is premised on misleading claims and lacks a strategic vision.