State Department

Will Trumpism Change Republican Foreign Policy Permanently?

The president did not just challenge Republican orthodoxy. He also blew up its establishment.

We Need to Reorganize More than the Military

U.S. defense and diplomacy needs a major redesign to get serious about strategic competition with China and Russia.

US Troops Should Withdraw from Syria, Not Protect Oil Companies

Keeping 500 troops in-country to help Delta Crescent Energy drill only hurts America’s national security.

To Rebuild America’s Weakened Alliances, Heal Its Diplomatic Corps

To guide us through troubled waters, we need a competent, influential, and re-invigorated State Department.

Trump Should Teach Erdogan a Lesson in Law, Not Corruption

The president offered to help Turkey’s strongman beat U.S. courts, John Bolton has revealed. It only helps Iran.

Trump Eases Restrictions On Armed Drone Sales Abroad

US says changes needed to compete with China, but critics say it may only alienate allies.

With Cold War Language, Pompeo Defines Trump’s Plan for ‘Totalitarian’ China

In the fourth major China policy speech by administration leaders in the past month, Pompeo says the US can’t go back to the era of engagement.

Trump’s All-Stick, No-Carrot Approach Has Brought Two US Adversaries Together

The blooming China-Iran bilateral relationship serve as a warning to U.S. policymakers.

The United States Needs a New Foreign Policy

The global order is crumbling, domestic renewal is urgent, and America must reinvent its role in the world.

It’s Too Late for US-Russia-China Arms-Control Fantasies

As U.S. and Russian negotiators open two days of talks in Vienna, they should waste no more time talking about a tripartite agreement.

Trump To Sanction ICC Officials Investigating Alleged US War Crimes In Afghanistan

The court’s top prosecutor found that the U.S. military may have committed “torture.”

Americans Should Fight Propaganda, Like We Used To

Do we care what the rest of the world believes about us? We should.

If Given OK, US Could Conduct a Nuclear Test in a Matter of Months, Pentagon Official Says

This comes as senior national security officials are reportedly discussing whether to conduct a test.

Pompeo Announces Open Skies Withdrawal

As Trump scraps a third security accord, his arms-control negotiator says the U.S. and Russia will talk about a new one.

Pompeo Defends Firing Of State IG

Charges that the dismissal was retaliatory are “patently false,” he says.

The Pandemic’s Geopolitical Aftershocks Are Coming

Western capitals aren’t just worried about the risk of a resurgence in coronavirus cases.