Overwhelming votes in Congress to extend the Iran Sanctions Act, and indications Trump's cabinet will include several foes of the Iran nuclear deal, signal it could be a burning issue once again.
The passing of Fidel Castro paves the way for Cuba to open its economy more. But several factors keep Cuban political reform at bay.
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro died Friday. He became a global icon of both anti-imperialism and repression, but also lived to see his country normalize ties with the US.
The decline of the TPP free trade agreement sought by Obama has given new attention to China's own trade pact. Some see a strategic shift in leadership in the region.
UN Ambassador Samantha Power cited the intensifying threat of ethnic cleansing and genocide in asking for a UN Security Council resolution halting weapons imports to the war-torn country.
Donald Trump calls his foreign policy 'America first.' But in important ways, it's just an amplification of Obama's 'lead from behind.'
Even as Trump pursues an America-first vision, the multitude and complexity of ongoing global challenges could push him toward a more traditional foreign policy, some experts say.
Exerting more US influence in Eastern Europe could give Washington greater leverage with Moscow, which is key to resolving the Syrian conflict.
The nation's political crisis is becoming a humanitarian concern as rising numbers of poor and middle-class Venezuelans flee their country because of growing economic hardship.
Wednesday's announcement that Philippines President Duterte wants US troops out by 2018 – as well as Clinton's and Trump's opposition to the TPP trade deal – is undermining Obama's Asia policy.
The Islamic State is losing ground in Syria and Iraq. But an attack in Pakistan suggests its ideology might be retaining potency elsewhere.
America and the West are withdrawing from being world policemen, and a new breed of global strongman is trying to take advantage. But many of the countries now rising to prominence share America's core values.
The battle to free Mosul from the Islamic State is a test of America's evolving approach to fighting terrorism abroad, as well as US credibility in the region.
Despite the isolationist notes in the presidential election, Americans prefer to remain engaged with the world, a new survey says.
The US and Russia are now so far apart on Syria that the US might need to take a harder line if it wants to influence events in Aleppo.
The Syrian civil war has been a humanitarian tragedy. But the moral compass of presidents is guided by more than just doing the 'right thing.'
Although six women entered the race for secretary-general, none is favored in the straw polls so far. A female chief could help empower women in key areas such as development, education, and health.
What stood out about the Iranian president's visit to New York was how much less strident US-Iran relations have become.
The US and Russia are pointing fingers over a faltering cease-fire in Syria. But there are forces that are compelling them to try to cooperate, too.
President Obama gives his last speech to the UN general assembly Tuesday. As president, he has dramatically changed foreign policy. But allies aren't yet convinced that's a good thing.
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