{FD} Tillerson: Russia arms, trains, fights with Ukraine rebels

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is lambasting Moscow for its aggression in Ukraine ahead of a meeting with Russia’s foreign minister.

{FD} For Tillerson, a lonely job defending Trump’s Jerusalem move

It’s a go-to catchphrase when U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is called on to explain his boss on the world stage: “America first is not America alone.”

{FD} Official: US to tap longtime diplomat to run Havana embassy

The Trump administration intends to name a former U.S. ambassador to the Philippines and Bolivia to run its embassy in Cuba.

{FD} His job security questioned, Tillerson tours Europe anyway

What do you do when you’re America’s top diplomat, fourth in line to the presidency, and the White House makes it publicly known you’re living on borrowed time?

{FD} US belatedly compiles list of off-limits Russians

The Trump administration has given Congress a list of Russian officials who may soon become off-limits to anyone who wants to avoid U.S. sanctions, as criticism mounted over the administration’s tardy execution of new penalties on Moscow.

{FD} Belatedly, Trump admin finishes list of off-limits Russians

The Trump administration gave Congress on Thursday a list of Russian officials who may soon become off-limits to anyone who wants to avoid U.S. sanctions, as criticism mounted over the administration’s tardy execution of new penalties on Moscow.

{FD} Former NATO head: Putin ‘laughing’ at how much he’s achieved

The former NATO chief and adviser to Ukraine’s leader said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin “must be laughing” at how successfully he’s undermined Western democracy and exploited the Trump administration’s mixed messages.

{FD} Trump’s refugee ban ends, new screening rules coming

President Donald Trump’s four-month worldwide ban on refugees ended Tuesday, officials said, as his administration prepared to unveil tougher new screening procedures.

{FD} Qatar opens new military office in DC, showing US close ties

The government of Qatar is opening a new military office in Washington as it works to show close security ties to the United States.

{FD} Office supply glitch? How Chad wound up on travel ban list

This is the story of how an office supply glitch became a major irritant between the United States and one of its close security partners.

{FD} Analysis: Trump insists on ‘America First.’ Who will follow?

President Donald Trump invited the question, and now the world must answer: If America insists on putting itself first, will anyone else follow?

{FD} US cautiously welcomes Russia’s call for UN force in Ukraine

The United States is tentatively welcoming a Russian proposal to send U.N. peacekeepers into eastern Ukraine.

{FD} Analysis: Trump has options on NKorea, none of them good

Sanctions on North Korea have been tried, and failed.

{FD} Trump’s options on North Korea going from bad to worse

Sanctions on North Korea have been tried, and failed.

{FD} Seeking help with Afghanistan, US holds up $255M to Pakistan

The United States will hold up $255 million in military assistance for Pakistan until it cracks down on extremist groups that threaten neighboring Afghanistan, officials said Thursday, in the first concrete step since President Donald Trump vowed to ramp up pressure on Pakistan.

US targets Islamic State financing emir with sanctions

The United States is imposing sanctions on an Islamic State group official the U.S. says has served as a top financing chief for the extremist group.

New Afghanistan plan could offer clues to ‘Trump Doctrine’

Never tip your hand to the enemy.

{FD} Analysis: Trump throws his own North Korea strategy a curve

Just when President Donald Trump’s strategy for North Korea was finally starting to show dividends, he threw it a curve.

{FD} Nations race to prevent backsliding on North Korea sanctions

Armed with extraordinary new U.N. sanctions, nations are racing to ensure that North Korea’s biggest trading partners actually carry them out, an elusive task that has undercut past attempts to strong-arm Pyongyang into abandoning its nuclear weapons.