| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Russian officials are working diligently with U.S. counterparts to revive collapsed peace talks on Syria’s future after more than two years of bloody civil war.
But Moscow also has threatended to ship sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to the...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:20 AM
The United States is developing its second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) — a broad assessment of the State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and their effectiveness in furthering the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 6:48 PM
TEHRAN — Iran suspended part of its uranium enrichment efforts Monday and the U.S. and European Union began loosening some economic sanctions, the first concrete steps toward a comprehensive deal to end the long confrontation over Tehran's nuclear...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Iran began taking verifiable steps this week to stop work on its most worrisome nuclear activities under the terms of an agreement with the United States and five other world powers. The breakthrough nuclear deal marks the first negotiated limitations...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:51 PM
For the 22nd consecutive year, on Oct. 29, 2013, the U.S. government was again put to shame at the U.N. General Assembly where 188 countries voted to condemn the U.S. embargo of Cuba. The only two countries that supported the U.S. embargo are the U.S. and...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON — His greatest impact was as a moral leader, but Nelson Mandela also left a legacy in diplomacy by helping popularize the use of international sanctions to pressure a government to change its policies.
Since sanctions were imposed in an...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:48 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration added 17 foreign companies and individuals to a federal blacklist Thursday for allegedly helping Iran evade economic sanctions, a move intended both to maintain pressure on Tehran during upcoming nuclear...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:37 AM
President Barack Obama, with European support, has imposed selective sanctions against Russia, and he indicated in a Rose Garden news conference today that he will continue moving "to impose additional costs on Russia." But we have been down this road...
| Mar 23, 2014
Here's what the United States has done so far in an attempt to deter further Russian incursions into Ukraine: applied two rounds of economic sanctions and asked Congress to approve $1 billion in loan guarantees for Kiev.
Here's what President Obama says...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 4:33 PM
LONDON — Ukraine was tugged in opposite directions Friday in a reminder of the Cold War past, with the government in Kiev pushing westward through closer ties to the European Union and Russia pulling Crimea eastward by formally annexing it....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:06 PM
President Barack Obama and major industrialized allies warned Vladimir Putin of damaging economic sanctions if he takes further action to destabilize Ukraine and also agreed to hold their own summit, skipping a planned G8 meeting in Sochi.