U.S. Cuts $100 Million in Aid to Afghanistan, Citing Government Corruption

WASHINGTON — The State Department cut $100 million in aid for Afghanistan on Thursday as the…

Robert O’Brien ‘Looks the Part,’ but Has Spent Little Time Playing It

WASHINGTON — Even his many critics conceded that the former national security adviser John R. Bolton…

Security Dogs Sent to Jordan Have Died or Fallen Sick, Report Says

Labrador retrievers have accompanied Marines in Afghanistan. Belgian Malinois keep watch at the White House. German…

Iran’s President May Skip U.N. Meeting, Blaming U.S. Obstacles

Iran’s president and other officials might not attend a United Nations gathering in New York next…

Trump’s Challenge: Can His Word on Iran Be Trusted?

For a president with a loose relationship with the facts and poisonous relationships with allies, the…

Trump’s Deference to Saudis in Setting Terms for How U.S. Should Respond to Attacks Touches a Nerve

WASHINGTON — After oil installations were blown up in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, President Trump…

House Foreign Affairs Panel Subpoenas Top Afghanistan Negotiator

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday subpoenaed President Trump’s top…

For Mike Pompeo, a Moment of Singular Influence

WASHINGTON — It took about five minutes after John R. Bolton’s unceremonious fall from grace this…

Trump Leaves Open Possibility of Easing Iranian Sanctions to Spur Nuclear Talks

WASHINGTON — President Trump left open the possibility on Wednesday of relaxing economic sanctions against Iran…

‘Trump Unplugged’: A President as His Own National Security Adviser

WASHINGTON — On one foreign policy issue after another, John R. Bolton was the in-house skeptic…

How Trump’s Plan to Secretly Meet With the Taliban Came Together, and Fell Apart

WASHINGTON — On the Friday before Labor Day, President Trump gathered top advisers in the Situation…

Taliban Failed to Live Up to ‘Commitments’ in Peace Talks, Pompeo Says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that President Trump ended peace negotiations with the Taliban…

Checking In at Trump Hotels, for Kinship (and Maybe Some Sway)

WASHINGTON — At a table in the lobby bar of the Trump International Hotel this week,…

With Voters Watching, Tough-Talking Diplomat Strikes Softer Tone in Kansas

MANHATTAN, Kan. — His speech walked a line between diplomacy and politics, an exhortation of the…

North Korea Missile Tests, ‘Very Standard’ to Trump, Show Signs of Advancing Arsenal

As North Korea fired off a series of missiles in recent months — at least 18…