Meeting with heads of state has become routine for presidents, but Trump's way with words and gestures rattles many in the diplomatic community. The biggest concern is his sweet talk to dictators.
Qatar's decision to aid Turkey in the face of American sanctions against the country may finally be a snub too far for its close relationship with the US.
The world is up in arms about many politicians' increasing rudeness. Are we right to be so perturbed?
After a week spent trampling the international order, Trump capped his performance by giving Vladimir Putin the benefit of the doubt.
Vladimir Putin is a masterful politician. The US president he's dealing with is not.
Efforts to keep Trump's itinerary as tight and cloistered as possible failed to avoid a classic diplomatic calamity.
The 'rules-based international order' that Trump is supposedly tearing up is an ahistorical fantasy.
President Trump is criticized for wreaking havoc on the international order, where the US was the established leader. But Trump is simply hastening a change that has been a long time coming.
A flavor of diplomacy that focuses on science cuts through political differences and finds new ways for nations to work together.
US-Japan relations are under pressure. As leaders of the two countries meet this week, a scholar tells the story of the exchange program that made such a difference to American attitudes toward Japan.
The effects of war, economic tension and accidental deaths have been mitigated by a sport that both cultures treasure.
The author of 'Securing the Peace,' explains what's wrong with having US ambassadors operating in one-third of the world’s capitals while special operations forces are active in three-fourths.
Relations between the US and Africa are unlikely to improve while Trump remains president. But that doesn't mean the continent should remain passive.
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?
The US Secretary of State's mission to Africa will produce few benefits for the continent or for US-Africa relations.
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.
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.
Donald Trump has put translators and interpreters the world over in an ethical quandary. Sad!