Prime minister called on world leaders to help prosecute fighters returning from Middle East.

World leaders have agreed new measures to tackle terrorism including plans to prosecute western extremists who fight in foreign countries after Theresa Maydemanded more co-oper...

The G-7 leaders call on parties in the South China Sea to demilitarize features.

Following two days of meetings in Taormina, Italy, on May 26 and 27, the heads of state and government from the Group of Seven (G-7) countries — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Fren...

Trump’s trip wasn’t a “home run,” but it’s not bad for Europe to start taking more responsibility for itself.

The foreign-policy establishment is in a dither this week over Donald Trump’s recent truculent, bumbling, and boorish conduct in Europe. Their concerns hit a ne...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered a grim appraisal of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first meeting with leaders of the G-7 group, saying Sunday that Europe can no longer rely on the U.S. and urging the region to “take our fate into our own hands.” 


President Donald Trump is planning to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement, a White House official said Wednesday morning — only to have Trump himself revive the suspense less than an hour later.

The withdrawal would fulfill a Trump campaign...

May 31, 2017

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) mourns the death of Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, CSIS counselor and trustee and national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter.

“Dr. Brzezinski’s intellectual contributions and influence at the Center for Strate...

On Friday, veteran Polish-American geo-strategist and statesman Zbigniew Brzezinski passed away at the age of 89. Ukrainian political commentator Rostislav Ishchenko explains why in spite of his lifelong efforts promoting and developing deeply anti-Soviet, and later an...

President Jimmy Carter called in to Morning Joe on Tuesday to pay tribute to host Mika's late father, his former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski who died last week at the age of 89.

'It's been one of the most valuable things in my life, the relat...

The death this past week of former National Security Adviser and foreign policy intellectual Zbigniew Brzezinski calls to mind two thoughts: how rare the gift of strategic thinking, which Brzezinski possessed, truly is; and how great a contribution foreign-born intelle...

Pope Francis joined an international chorus urging Donald Trump to meet U.S. commitments on climate change in talks at the Vatican Wednesday.

Francis gave the U.S. president a copy of his 2015 encyclical calling for urgent, drastic cuts in fossil-fuel emissions after a...

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