The secretary of state delivers a speech on the future of U.S. foreign policy during a conference sponsored by the Foreign Policy Group and the State Department's Policy Planning Staff at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
In August 1991, Soviet hardliners held Mikhail Gorbachev captive at a Crimean resort in a last-ditch effort to save the crumbling Soviet empire. Anatoly Chernyaev, Gorbachev's foreign policy advisor was there when it happened. In this excerpt from the diary he kept at the time -- newly translated into English -- he tells the story of the coup attempt that destroyed the USSR.
On the 20th anniversary of the world's most in-depth country ranking, the U.N. Human Development Index finds that global progress is largely on track. But those left behind are more numerous than ever.
On January 29, 2010, Kwame Anthony Appiah, the president of the global literary and human rights NGO PEN, sent this letter nominating Liu Xiaobo for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. Republished here with permission.
As the world convenes at the United Nations to assess the progress on the Millennium Development Goals, President Barack Obama's speech outlines the administration's new Global Development Policy, which will change "the way [America] does business" when it comes to helping developing nations build a "path out of poverty."
Gen. David Petraeus agreed Wednesday to become commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. In his testimony last week to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Petraeus portrayed an Afghanistan that is on the right track, but still has a long way to go before it can fend for itself.