For Trump, an Embassy in Jerusalem Is a Political Decision, Not a Diplomatic One

The president seemed to relish playing a familiar role: the political insurgent, defying foreign policy orthodoxy on behalf of the people who elected him.

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U.S. to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Trump Says, Alarming Middle East Leaders

Igniting fears of violence in the region, President Trump’s decision could derail any peace initiative, Arab and European leaders warn.

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Feature: Rex Tillerson and the Unraveling of the State Department

With an isolated leader, a demoralized diplomatic corps and a president dismantling international relations one tweet at a time, American foreign policy is adrift in the world.

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Digging In for Next Decade, U.S. Expands Kabul Security Zone

The remaking of the Afghan capital almost triples the footprint of a fortresslike Green Zone to take in nearly all ministries and Western compounds.

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A Rare Round of Diplomacy From North Korea’s Top Diplomat

The North Korean foreign minister met with counterparts from China, South Korea and Russia, but there was no sign that Pyongyang was changing course.

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After Russia’s Retaliation, Embassy Workers Brace for a ‘Shock to the System’

Core functions like political and military analysis will be preserved, along with espionage, experts said, while programs that involve cooperation are likely to be reduced or eliminated.

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Russia Says New U.S. Sanctions Forced It to Respond

Despite having ordered 755 U.S. Embassy employees to leave, the Kremlin said it did not want a further erosion in relations with Washington.

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