Bought from Denmark for their strategic value, a group of Caribbean islands has lived under the US flag for a century.
Trump's executive order on climate will cede American leadership internationally and scores a political win. But reversing all Obama's work will require big wins in court.
The individual most directly responsible for a colossal humanitarian crisis is still in power – and might be for some time.
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.
Americans are shocked Russia meddled in our election. But there are centuries of precedent – and, at times, it’s been the US meddling.
Hosting a military base is difficult in the best of circumstances, but some bases are more dangerous than others.
What would single and two-state solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian question look like?
Losing a national security adviser is one thing – weeks and months of slow-drip crises is quite another.
A Trump presidency brings into question America’s traditional approach to Africa, especially Rwanda. But a true shift in US foreign policy in Africa is not a priority for the Trump administration.
Great powers are often deadly rivals, but their leaders can still learn to communicate properly.
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?
Great powers have always meddled in each other's business and struggled to reconcile their interests. Why are we convinced Russia is different?
It takes a lot to make a president with a 12% approval rating a hero. Trump may yet manage it.
Australian and American leaders over the years have, from time to time, disagreed or said things to cause embarrassment. But, for the most part, such disagreements have been kept out of the limelight.
In a crisis, governments often act just to be seen to be doing something. The difference with what Trump's doing is that there is no crisis.
This roundup from our archives explains some of the major conflicts unfolding in the seven countries singled out by Trump's executive order.
The US has never been opposed to international engagement, or even international co-operation – but it must always be co-operation on American terms.
As Trump explores warmer ties to Russia, he'd be wise to brush up on the history of past resets and the role the oil industry played in each one. The results weren’t good.
Cutting off funds for crucial UN bodies could have disastrous consequences for the world order.
In a special Race to the White House episode, Brendon O'Connor and Tom Switzer talk with Emma Lancaster about Donald Trump's inaugural address.