Trump's Greenland interest throws mining into focus

Aug 22, 2019
Greenland might not be for sale, but it is open for business. And that could mean a boom for its mining industry.
Nuuk Harbour, Nuuk, the capital of Greenland.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump during their historic summit at the Capella Singapore hotel on Sentosa Island on Tuesday.
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Why North Korea's priority isn't its underdeveloped economy

Jun 12, 2018
North Korea's relationship with the U.S. is not about "aid or even investment," according to Leon Sigal, director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump sign documents as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) and Kim Jong Un's sister, Kim Yo Jong, look on at a signing ceremony during their historic U.S.-North Korea summit.
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The diplomatic approach to North Korea is a long game

Oct 9, 2017
Felicia Schwartz of the Wall Street Journal reports on how the State Department has been quietly pressuring Pyongyang. But don't expect results any time soon.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson listens during a United Nations Security Council meeting in New York City about nuclear non-proliferation in September.
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5 Mideast countries cut ties with Qatar

Jun 5, 2017
Simon Henderson of The Washington Institute says a major political crisis could affect the supply and price of oil.
Some nations are cutting off air and sea traffic with Qatar, above.
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What Trump's dealmaking is up against on his visit to Israel

May 16, 2017
'The reality is that the sides are a long way apart,' says David Horovitz, editor of The Times of Israel.
President Donald Trump and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands following a joint news conference at the White House in February.
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What it means to be a diplomat in a digital age

Mar 20, 2017
Anne-Marie Slaughter says that diplomacy isn't just taking place in oak-paneled rooms anymore.
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Hard times for soft power spending

Feb 28, 2017
The White House wants to bump up defense spending and reduce the budgets of some other federal agencies. One agency in the crosshairs is the State Department. It wields something known as soft power — diplomacy and foreign aid. So…

How will U.N.-U.S. relations fare under Trump administration?

Dec 2, 2016
Today, President Obama will meet with incoming United Nations chief Antonio Guterres. Guterres will step into the Secretary General role in January. That’s also when we’ll see a new administration in Washington. What could U.N.-U.S. relations look like under President…
United Nations Secretary General-designate Antonio Guterres looks on during a joint press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the foreign ministry on Nov. 28, 2016 in Beijing, China.
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