Kurds, Turkey and the U.S.: 5 Years of Tension, Alliances and Conflict

Turkey’s military strike on Wednesday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria — a group long regarded…

‘We Absolutely Could Not Do That’: When Seeking Foreign Help Was Out of the Question

WASHINGTON — One day in October 1992, four Republican congressmen showed up in the Oval Office…

Trump Slashes Refugee Cap to 18,000, Curtailing U.S. Role as Haven

WASHINGTON — President Trump has decided to slash the American refugee program by almost half, deeply…

A Clash Over Barack Obama’s Legacy? Democratic Voters Don’t Want to Hear It

In some of the tensest moments of the 2020 debates, a viewer might have concluded that…

‘Waiting for All of It to End’: A Marine’s Battlefield View of U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

Thomas Gibbons-Neff, a Pentagon correspondent for The New York Times, served four years in the Marines…

Divide Over Health Care Ignites Fiery Exchanges in Democratic Debate

HOUSTON — The leading Democratic presidential candidates split sharply over the issue of health care in…

Presidential Power Must Be Curbed After Trump, 2020 Candidates Say

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidates broadly agree that President Trump has shaken the presidency loose from…

For Second Time in 2 Weeks, Trump Awards Medal of Freedom to an Ex-N.B.A. Star

WASHINGTON — President Trump awarded the Medal of Freedom to the former N.B.A. great Jerry West…

The Secret History of the Push to Strike Iran

In july of 2017, the White House was at a crossroads on the question of Iran.…

Why This Joe Biden Ad Stands Out

Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s presidential campaign on Tuesday made an extraordinarily emotional appeal for his candidacy…

Joe Biden Asks Audience to Imagine Obama’s Assassination

HANOVER, N.H. — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Friday took a series of…

Fact-Checking Trump’s Claim That He Didn’t Start Family Separations at Border

What President Trump Said “President Obama had separation. I’m the one that brought them together.” —…

Trump Says Russia Should Be Readmitted Into G7

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Tuesday that Russia should be readmitted to the Group of…

Trump Has Right to End DACA, Justice Dept. Tells Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — Justice Department lawyers told the Supreme Court on Monday that President Trump acted lawfully…

Obama and Biden’s Relationship Looks Rosy. It Wasn’t Always That Simple.

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama was riding his call for generational change to the Democratic presidential nomination…