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Pompeo Is Considering A Trip Through Central Europe, His First As Secretary Of State

Such a trip, if it happens, could be an effort to signal that the Trump administration is looking to shore up its relationships with countries that aren't at odds with the EU.

Emily Tamkin 10 months ago

The Trump Administration’s Point Man On Europe Resigned Two Weeks Ago, But No One Told The Europeans

Wess Mitchell was considered responsible for outreach to Hungary and for a tough line on Russia.

Emily Tamkin 10 months ago

Trump Once Again Showed A Lack Of Concern For Security When He Canceled Pelosi's Military Flight To Afghanistan

“The one thing that kind of enables these trips to go forward is that they are done as a surprise visit.”

Emily Tamkin 10 months ago

Israel Will Be The Great Foreign Policy Debate Of The Democratic Primary

“I actually don’t know how it’s gonna go. What I do know is we’re gonna have a debate.”

Emily Tamkin 10 months ago

Trump Shut Down The Government Over A “Humanitarian Crisis” At The Border. He Also Shut Down Most Of The Office Trying To Fix It.

“If we were in our office doing our work then maybe those people wouldn’t need to be coming up to the border.”

Nidhi Prakash 10 months ago

The American Detained In Russia Is Appealing To Four Governments For Help, His Brother Says

“He’s got that resource available to him. He might as well use it.”

Emily Tamkin 10 months ago
Emily Tamkin 10 months ago

An American Man Detained In Russia Has Finally Been Visited By The US Ambassador

A State Department official said they “expressed our concern” about the delay.

Emily Tamkin 10 months ago

The Syria Pullout Won't Help Trump Curb Iran's Regional Influence

Trump was going to counter Iran's influence in two places, Yemen and Syria. That's now not likely to happen.

Emily Tamkin 10 months ago

The Senate Vote Was About Saudi Arabia, But Some Hope It Also Sends A Message About Iran

People worried that the Trump administration is building a case for war with Iran say only Congress can stop the war drums’ beat.

Emily Tamkin 11 months ago
Emily Tamkin 11 months ago

Trump Will Nominate A Former Fox News Host And State Department Spokesperson To The Top UN Job

The appointment of Heather Nauert — a “proven loyalist” — could signal that the UN ambassador will articulate, but not shape, US policy.

Emily Tamkin 11 months ago

Last Week, The Senate Was Set To Rebuke Trump On Saudi Arabia. But That Was Then.

Two options other than a bill that would end US support for the Saudi war in Yemen have surfaced since the 63–37 vote, which was considered a rebuke of Trump.

Emily Tamkin 11 months ago
Emily Tamkin 11 months ago

The World Is Gathering To Save Us From Climate Change. It’s Not Going Well.

Expectations are lackluster for the year’s most important climate meeting, starting today in Poland’s coal country and sponsored by coal companies.

Zahra Hirji 11 months ago

Hungary’s Decision To Close A Soros-Linked University Shows The Limits Of Trump’s Influence

Despite its differences with the billionaire financier, the Trump administration had made an issue of keeping Central European University open in Budapest.

Emily Tamkin 11 months ago

Trump Has Canceled (Via Twitter) His G20 Meeting With Vladimir Putin

The president said he was canceling the meeting over the seizure of Ukrainian ships.

Emily Tamkin 11 months ago

Trump Tweeted On Mexico And Mueller, But Not On Ukraine

He did, however, mention the Russian seizure of Ukrainian ships in comments to reporters Monday afternoon. "We do not like what's happening either way," he said.

Emily Tamkin 11 months ago

A Lawyer With Conservative Ties And No Diplomatic Experience Is Being Vetted For US Ambassador to Mexico

Washington lawyer Christopher Landau is under serious consideration by the White House, according to multiple sources.

Zoe Tillman One year ago

The US Is Lobbying Italy Not To Drop Russia Sanctions, But It's Unclear If Trump Knows

The US is concerned that Italy's populist and Kremlin-leaning government could drop its support for the measures.

Alberto Nardelli One year ago