How a Shadow Foreign Policy in Ukraine Prompted Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Petro O. Poroshenko was still the president of Ukraine earlier this year when his…

Pentagon to Send 200 Troops, an Air-Defense Missile Battery and Radars to Saudi Arabia

The United States military is sending roughly 200 troops, a surface-to-air missile battery and several advanced…

Standoffs With Iran Test Trump’s Resolve to Use Military Force

WASHINGTON — By the time President Trump met with congressional leaders on the afternoon of June…

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…

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…