Critics say the Obama administration is doing too little to fight the Islamic State, but others say America's modest military goals are forcing regional powers, such as Egypt and Jordan, to step up their role, which could be a positive sign.
The exiled National Council of Resistance of Iran on Tuesday claimed to expose a secret nuclear facility in a Tehran suburb. The revelation comes as both the US and Iran signal that they are making progress in talks aimed at reaching an international accord on Iran’s nuclear program.
In a speech in Chicago Wednesday, Jeb Bush will offer his views on foreign policy. As a former governor of Florida, he has a clear record on domestic policies, but his views on foreign policy are less known.
After 16 hours of intense talks, the leaders of Germany, France, Russia, and Ukraine reached a new cease-fire plan for Ukraine’s 10-month civil war that aims to create a buffer zone, freezing the situation on the ground.
Kayla Mueller went to Syria to help people 'dying by the thousands,' but confirmation of her death Tuesday after 18 months in captivity points to how Western aid to the area has almost completely dried up.
At a White House press conference Monday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Obama said he has 'not made a decision yet' on providing lethal weaponry to Ukraine to help it repel Russian-backed rebels.
A national security strategy that refuses to allow the challenges of the day to obscure the larger global issues that will determine America’s prosperity was laid out in a speech Friday by National Security Adviser Susan Rice.
Congress and the Obama administration are growing tired of Russia's belligerence in Ukraine. But Russia helped head off rising tensions with a diplomatic solution once before – in Syria in 2013 – and could yet again.
The burning of the Jordanian pilot, experts say, shows that IS has learned its methods from the vile tactics employed by Saddam Hussein and Bashar al-Assad. It may also signal that the group is beginning to rot from within.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on President Obama’s plan to normalize relations with Cuba. One aspect of relations already receiving attention is the 1966 law granting Cubans special immigrant status.
Cuban President Raúl Castro demanded this week that the United States pay hundreds of millions of dollars in economic reparations for damages caused by the US embargo on Cuba. But Cuban-Americans have claims on Cuba, too.
Yemen, home to Al Qaeda’s most potent and threatening branch, has for years worked closely with the US on counterterrorism efforts. But on Thursday, the country’s president, prime minister, and cabinet resigned.
From the battle with the Islamic State to Iran's nuclear program, President Obama's clear signal from the State of the Union address is that cooperation with partners will continue to trump a rush to confrontation.