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Haley Tried to Block Appointment of Chinese Diplomat to Key U.N. Post. He Got the Job Anyway.

In one of her final acts as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley tried but failed to prevent a veteran Chinese diplomat from landing an influential post as the U.N. 794 more words

China

With New Appointment, State Department Ramps Up War Against Foreign Propaganda

A Navy and intelligence veteran and former television news correspondent will take up a key position at the State Department to tackle foreign propaganda efforts as part of the U.S. 935 more words

State Department

Rubio Blocks Trump’s Honduras Envoy

The Trump administration has abandoned its efforts to appoint the career diplomat Francisco “Paco” Palmieri as the next U.S. ambassador to Honduras, bowing to pressure from Florida Republican Sen. 604 more words

Diplomacy

Corrupt Guatemalans’ GOP Lifeline

In February 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump took a break from the National Prayer Breakfast to thank Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales for supporting the White House’s controversial decision to move the U.S. 3,363 more words

Trump

Why Did the State Department Just Spend $84,375 on a Sculpture by Bob Dylan?

In the middle of what would become the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, the State Department processed an unusual expense: a piece of iron artwork that stands about 4 feet high. 898 more words

Diplomacy

How Washington Got on Board With Congo’s Rigged Election

When the results of the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were announced last month in favor of the candidate Felix Tshisekedi, officials from government agencies across Washington worked together to craft a U.S. 2,488 more words

U.S. Foreign Policy