Trump administration to diplomats’ same-sex partners: Marry or get out

The Trump administration began denying visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees Monday, the latest chip at LGBTQ rights in the United States. The only way same-sex partners will be legally recognized and allowed to stay in the country moving forward is…

White House Orders Negotiations With The Tàlibàn

The Trump administration has told its top diplomats to seek direct talks with the Taliban, a significant shift in American policy in Afghanistan, done in the hope of jump-starting negotiations to end the 17-year war. The Taliban have long said they will first discuss peace…

In competing letters, former officials square off over Haspel ahead of confirmation hearing

Former CIA officers and U.S. diplomats squared off over the controversial nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the Central Intelligence Agency in the hours ahead of her confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Haspel led a CIA black site in Thailand in 2002, where she oversaw the use…