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Mike Pompeo to Europe: Restore the Nation-State in the ‘Liberal’ International Order

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a speech to the German Marshall Fund in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday in which he defended President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, saying the president is reforming the “liberal international order” by restoring the role and responsibility of nation-states, and making America stronger.

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Blue State Blues: Trump Has the Saudis Where He Wants Them

President Donald Trump has endured blistering criticism from the media and from his political opponents in both parties over his statement earlier this week expressing support for Saudi Arabia, even in the wake of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. Rep.

In this Jan. 16, 2016 file-pool photo, Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna, after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified that Iran has met all conditions under the nuclear deal. Donald Trump isn’t going to rip up the Iran nuclear …

Claim: Former Obama Officials Advising Europe to Evade Iran Sanctions

Richard Goldberg, the Republican political operative who helped coordinate opposition to the Iran deal on Capitol Hill, claimed Saturday evening that former Obama administration officials were trying to devise ways to help Europe evade sanctions on Iran.

Nancy Pelosi and Bashar Assad (Sana / Associated Press)

Nancy Pelosi Slams Trump for Inviting Vladimir Putin to Washington

In 2007, shortly after becoming Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi traveled to Syria to meet with dictator Bashar al-Assad, to show that the U.S. was capable of using diplomacy and not merely war as a tool of foreign policy in the Middle East.

A sign marks the location of a former Civil Defense fallout shelter in Washington, one of dozens built during the Cold War as the United States braced for the possibility of a nuclear attack

7 Times America Kept Talking to Russia After Severe Provocations

President Donald Trump has been roundly criticized for holding a diplomatic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia’s ostensibly unforgivable “attack on democracy” by “hacking” the 2016 election. Leaving aside that Russia’s influence on the election is hysterically overestimated by the critics and very little actual “hacking” was involved, the simple fact is that American presidents of both parties have conducted diplomacy with Russia after far worse and more obvious provocations.

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Palestinian Authority Accuses Jared Kushner of ‘Incitement’

TEL AVIV- Palestinian officials on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump’s envoy and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, accusing him of “incitement” against Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and saying the U.S. administration’s upcoming peace proposal is bound to fail. 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) talks with Jordanian King Abdullah II at the Jordanian Royal Palace in Amman on May 1, 2018. (Photo by Khalil MAZRAAWI / AFP) (Photo credit should read KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images)

Jordan King Heads to U.S. to Discuss Peace Plan with Trump

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s King Abdullah II set off for the United States on Thursday for talks with US President Donald Trump on Middle East issues including the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the palace said.