State Department

U.S. Withdraws From Open Skies Treaty

Washington on Sunday officially withdrew from the Open Skies Treaty, an international agreement setting rules for aerial surveillance that the United States has accused Russia of violating.

GOP Aides: Trump Nom for German Ambassador ‘Dead on Arrival’

Col. Douglas Macgregor under fire for anti-Semitic comments

Douglas MacgregorThe Trump administration's nominee to assume a critical ambassadorship in Germany is "dead on arrival," according to three senior Republican congressional aides who pointed to Douglas Macgregor's insinuation that a cadre of American Jews are manipulating U.S. foreign policy.

BOOM: Elliott Abrams Named Iranian Envoy on Anniversary of Hiroshima Blast

State Department attempts 'Full Neoconservatism' for first time in history

Elliott Abrams, an experienced pro-freedom diplomat and future Washington Free Beacon Man of the Year contender, will take over as U.S. special envoy to Iran following the resignation of Brian Hook on Thursday, the 75th anniversary of the successful nuclear strike on the enemy port of Hiroshima.

Fired State Department IG Sent Confidential Info to His Personal Email Accounts

Steve LinickThe State Department inspector general whose recent dismissal ignited a political firestorm sent multiple copies of a sensitive ongoing investigation to his personal email account, according to a copy of an investigation into his conduct conducted by the inspector general of the Department of Defense, which was recently provided to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Trump Admin Says Hong Kong No Longer Autonomous From China

Decision comes amid Communist Party crackdown on protesters

The Trump administration on Wednesday officially designated Hong Kong as no longer autonomous from China, escalating tensions between the United States and Beijing as it violently cracks down on protesters in the city.