The Department of State has announced it will restrict all U.S. citizens from traveling into, in, or through North Korea beginning Sept. 1. This warning, issued on Thursday, comes in the wake of the escalating rhetoric between the DPRK and President Donald Trump over the past few days.
Underfunded and poorly organized Countering Violent Terrorism (CVE) programs face an uncertain future, according to experts speaking at the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday.
Two human rights advocates urged for greater United States involvement in providing political and social stability to Sinjar in Iraq’s Nineveh province, speaking on Thursday at the Hudson Institute on the third anniversary of the beginning of genocide committed against the Yazidis, a religious minority group occupying the region.
Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) urged the State Department to redesignate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism during a Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing concerning United States strategy toward the regime.
Sen. Todd Young (R., Ind.) called for Congress to reform the way in which the United States provides foreign aid and development assistance to struggling countries, while speaking before a panel of experts at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Monday.
President Donald Trump bemoaned the negative press coverage of the Republican-majority Senate’s failed attempt at repealing Obamacare, while speaking with the New York Times during his interview on Wednesday. One of the Times reporters, Peter Baker, assured Trump that the Times had been just as tough on former President Barack Obama in their coverage of his attempts to pass Obamacare in 2009.
Social Security will be able to pay out full benefits to eligible recipients until 2034—a five year increase in the fund’s solvency since last year’s Social Security Administration Trustee Report—according to SSA Chief Actuary Stephen Goss.
Experts warned that the diaspora of terrorists following Iraqi defeat of ISIS in Mosul presents a series of new threats to Europe and the United States, while testifying before the House Committee on Homeland Security on Thursday.
Rep. Ted Yoho (R., Fla.) called for the United States take a more active role in preventing the spread of radical Islam into Southeast Asia at a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee meeting on Wednesday amid the emergence of ISIS militants in the city of Marawi on the Philippine island of Mindanao.
The Chinese Digital Times (CDT) became the latest victim of phishing targeted against websites that report on issues sensitive to the government of the People’s Republic of China, according to a report from the news research group the Citizen Lab.