Think tanks with nonprofit status aren't required to say much of anything when it comes to the source of their funding — whether it be billionaires or foreign governments. That can become a problem when such organizations significantly influence foreign policy — such as the Iran nuclear deal — without disclosing to whom they are financially beholden.
US tensions with Iran are ramping up with no clear plan in sight. Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, says that while Iran is acting belligerently, the US response is not helping.
Suzanne Maloney, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, discusses what intelligence the Trump administration has received about the threat from Iran in the wake of the administration's partial evacuation orders for the US embassy in Iraq.
The "global gag rule" has been rescinded by every Democrat and reinstated by every Republican to occupy the Oval Office, reflecting the partisan nature of abortion. But studies show the rule may actually lead to increased abortions abroad.
In March 2014, Russia’s “reacquisition” of Crimea operated more like an invasion, depending on who you ask. Now, five years later, Putin appears as comfortable as ever in Crimea while Ukrainians continue to struggle against Russian domination in the region.
When Mike Pompeo took over at the State Department last year, he said he would bring the "swagger" back to American diplomacy. How do you square that with the Trump administration's call to slash funding at the State Department by almost a quarter?
Jesse Morton, a former jihadi recruiter who now runs the group "Parallel Networks" to rehabilitate other radicalized individuals says, "Foreign fighters with ISIS can sometimes be the most credible voices in deterring others."
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Turkish police prepared to search the Saudi consul's residence in Istanbul in a widening probe.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Turkey's President and Foreign Minister on Wednesday to discuss the disappearance of a Saudi journalist as pressure mounted on the kingdom to provide answers following Turkish allegations he was killed.
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not want to abandon ally Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist and has asked for audio recordings Turkish sources say indicate he was killed by Saudi agents.
Ukraine on Monday imposed martial law for 30 days in parts of the country most vulnerable to an attack from Russia after President Petro Poroshenko warned of the "extremely serious" threat of a land invasion.
The United States delivered Russia a 60-day ultimatum on Tuesday to come clean about what Washington says is a violation of an arms control treaty that keeps missiles out of Europe prompting, a rebuke from Russian President Vladimir Putin.