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Boris Johnson's father Stanley (left), pictured here during the 2019 UK general election, has met with the Chinese ambassador to the UK.

Boris Johnson took another page out of Trump’s book by sending a family member — his dad — on a diplomatic mission

Boris Johnson has drawn further comparisons to Trump after his father unofficially met the Chinese ambassador and discussed the coronavirus.
U.S. Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Testifies Before The Senate Foreign Relations Committee

A former Trump official, a democratic senator, and Iran-watchers all agree: Mike Pompeo is terrible

The Soleimani crisis offered Mike Pompeo yet another chance to demonstrate his loyalty to Donald Trump, the man who controls his political destiny.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in November 2017.

The US is losing its crown to China as the world’s biggest diplomatic power, think tank says

US foreign policy has weakened under President Donald Trump, who has slashed funding for the State Department and struggled to fill key roles.
President Donald Trump at the White House following reports that US forces attacked ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in northern Syria, October 27, 2019.

A big element of US power is missing from Trump’s Syria policy

The US leaves a key tool on the table by relying on the military to fix international problems, writes Defense Priorities fellow Shahed Ghoreishi.

‘I am much indebted to you’: Lee Kuan Yew thanked Malaysia’s current Queen for years of ‘supplying’ sambal belacan

"Can my family have a few more?"Lee Kuan Yew wrote to Malaysia's Queen after she sent some of her delicious sambal belacan.
Donald Trump is taking a leaf out of his North Korea playbook to deal with Iran.

Trump is replaying his aggressive ‘150% pressure’ North Korea negotiation playbook against Iran, but experts fear it could backfire specta...

Trump is applying maximum pressure on Iran to bring the Islamic Republic to the negotiating table, say experts.

US reportedly cutting off aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras after Trump claims countries ‘set up’ migrant caravans

The US State Department is cutting off the three South American countries from financial aid.
A Russian Tu-160 strategic bomber.

The US and Russia are trading shots after Moscow sent 2 bombers to visit the US’ biggest foe in the hemisphere

Russia's ties to Venezuela are longstanding, but despite the arrival of two Russian bombers there, that support may have its limits.
Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 19, 2017 in New York City.

Trump’s second appearance at the UN could make America lose even more political clout on the global stage

Next week Donald J. Trump returns to the United Nations for the annual opening of the UN General Assembly. Despite exceeding expectations at last year's assembly, he will encounter a more skeptical global audience next week, woke to the reality that his administration is all take and no give.

In Myanmar, economic opportunity and a renewed commitment to democracy are on the horizon if leader Aung San Suu Kyi wants them

Supporters had looked to Aung San Suu Kyi for hope after decades of military rule in Myanmar. But with hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing the country for refugee camps in Bangladesh and two Reuters journalists being imprisoned for seven years, many Burmese are questioning her reforms