Foreign Policy


Conflicting reports show either Britain or US behind UN resolution

12/27/2016 5:11 PM Updated: 3 months ago

Two conflicting reports today indicate that either the United States or the United Kingdom was behind Friday’s UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements. First, Haaretz is reporting


Remember that this is about settlements, not the UN

12/26/2016 6:02 PM

The fury from the Israeli government after the United Nations passed a resolution denouncing settlement construction was unsurprising. So too was the speed with which conservative Jewish organizations and


Is the Iran nuclear deal already being violated?

12/25/2016 10:15 AM Updated: 3 months ago

Tehran (AFP) – Before Donald Trump has even arrived in the White House, Iran says the United States has already violated the nuclear deal and threatened


Watch John Bolton, rumored deputy sec. of state, on Israel vote

12/25/2016 9:19 AM

Trump: UN Israel vote will make peace ‘much harder’

12/25/2016 8:44 AM

Washington (AFP) – US President-elect Donald Trump said Saturday that the UN vote demanding Israel halt settlements in Palestinian territory would make a peace deal “much


From Israel to nukes, Trump imposes brash style on diplomacy

12/24/2016 6:32 PM Updated: 4 months ago

Washington (AFP) – It was once conventional wisdom in Washington that the prospect of assuming command of US foreign relations would force Donald Trump to tone


Israel on defensive after landmark UN settlements vote

12/24/2016 4:43 PM Updated: 4 months ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel scrambled Saturday to contain the fallout from a UN Security Council vote to halt settlements in Palestinian territory after lashing out at


Report: Trump pressured Egypt to withdraw anti-settlements resolution

12/22/2016 6:20 PM

  There is still much not known about the dramatic events at the United Nations over the past 24 hours, which saw Egypt introduce a resolution


Obviously moving the embassy would be bad for peace

12/21/2016 7:51 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Yesterday, Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer agreed with his future US counterpart, David Friedman, that the US should move its embassy from Tel Aviv


Watch Trump moderate his speech and take back “Islamists who slaughter Christians” comments

12/21/2016 3:57 PM

Watch the nice things Henry Kissinger has to say about Trump

12/19/2016 10:43 AM Updated: 4 months ago

‘Unpresidented’ Trump tweet on China sets off deluge of mockery

12/17/2016 5:33 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Washington (AFP) – US President-elect Donald Trump got plenty of attention — but not the kind he was looking for — after a tweet Saturday


Obama: US will retaliate against Russia

12/16/2016 9:33 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Washington (AFP) – Barack Obama vowed the United States would retaliate against Russian hacking after the White House accused Vladimir Putin of direct involvement in


Trump taps adviser David Friedman for ambassador to Israel

12/16/2016 8:01 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Washington (AFP) – President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday nominated David Friedman — an attorney and campaign adviser who backs moving the US embassy in Israel


Obama allows Iran sanctions renewal without signing bill

12/15/2016 10:03 AM Updated: 4 months ago

    Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama allowed US sanctions against Iran to be renewed on Thursday, but in a surprise move declined to actually


Putin personally involved in election hack

12/15/2016 9:13 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Washington (AFP) – US intelligence officials now believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in hacking during the American election campaign as part


(Video) Is the US committing war crimes in the Middle East?

12/14/2016 1:43 PM Updated: 4 months ago

Trump defends diplomat pick Tillerson against critics

12/14/2016 10:00 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  West Allis (United States) (AFP) – Donald Trump defended his nomination of ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson as America’s next secretary of state, dismissing concerns about


Tillerson’s history at Exxon point to more Iraq-like interventions under Trump

12/13/2016 4:13 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, has come under attack for his ties to Russia, which include receiving an Order of


US presidential electors demand briefing on Russian hack

12/13/2016 9:20 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Washington (AFP) – A group of electors who will ratify the US presidential election results next week on Monday called for a full briefing on