Former State Department officials say they will be listening for clarity on pressing foreign policy issues — including the war in Syria and the North Korea negotiations — but also want to know if he can restore the agency’s morale.
On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump replaced US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo. In his new pick for secretary, Trump someone who agrees with him on major foreign policy issues.
Foreign help was critical to the success of the American Revolution. Many people know about the important roles played by France and Spain. But less well-known is the indirect help the US got from Russia. On this July 4, we explore how Russia accidentally helped the American fight for independence.
Presidents Donald Trump and Recep Tayyip Erdogan stood side by side at the White House on Tuesday and promised to work through strained ties despite the Turkish leader's stern warning about Washington's arming of a Kurdish militia.
The World's Gerry Hadden reports on the slow and muddled European reaction to the anti-government protests in Egypt. Like the US, many European countries are caught between supporting an old ally and calling for an orderly democratic transition in Egypt
David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times says that President Obama has a knows he cannot "be seen deposing foreign leaders" even while some are asking for him to take a stronger role in Egypt.
The crisis in Egypt presents huge problems for US foreign policy. Anchor Marco Werman discusses the American role with Aaron David Miller, a former adviser on the Middle East to six US secretaries of state, between 1985 and 2003.
To assess the political stability in Yemen and what it means for the United States, we talk with Wallace A. Terrill, professor at the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College and Natalia Antelava, BBC reporter.
Mark Landler, diplomatic correspondent for The New York Times explains the backroom dealings of Washington and Egypt. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland contextualizes this move.
The crisis in Egypt continues to vex US policy makers. Anchor Marco Werman explores what the US is doing, and not doing, about Egypt with former US diplomat Nicholas Burns, who has extensive experience in the Middle East.