Mexico's frontal assault against drug cartels has been "largely ineffective" and in some instances counterproductive to reducing violence, a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee report concludes.
President Obama's embattled pick to be ambassador to Iraq withdrew his nomination Monday, a day before facing an uncertain vote in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum made numerous statements about sanctions on Iran and the Iran Freedom and Support Act during Saturday night's GOP candidates' debate on national security issues in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made his picks Tuesday for the Congressional "super committee" that will face the unenviable task of finding trillions to slice from the federal budget.
The United States' nation-building projects in Afghanistan can claim only limited success and the troubled nation risks sinking into deeper crisis after a U.S. troop withdrawal, according to a congressional report issued Wednesday.
There are "disturbing" signs Pakistan's government knows about insurgents crossing from their country into Afghanistan, U.S. Sen. John Kerry said Sunday as he toured the region.
Embattled Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi's forces have made significant strides against rebel fighters, as the United Nations is working quickly to pass a resolution authorizing international intervention, a senior State Department official told senators Thursday.
Oil prices jumped 6% Tuesday, spiking as high as $98 a barrel earlier in the session, as the crisis in Libya sparked concern that the turmoil roiling the Middle East could spread to other producing countries -- including Saudi Arabia.
On Friday, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry said the Senate is prepared to vote on a nuclear arms treaty with Russia.
CNN's Tom Foreman explains what the START accord would mean to the U.S., Russia and the rest of the world.
The Obama Administration announces plans to sell up to $60 billion worth of military hardware to Saudi Arabia.
The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday on the circumstances surrounding the release of convicted Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdelbasset al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison last year.
The Afghan president met with a top U.S. senator Tuesday and asked for a review of Washington's Afghanistan war strategy, the president's office said in a statement.
The United States should negotiate with insurgent leaders in Afghanistan to stop fighting -- if it can do so from a position of strength, security experts told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday.
The Scottish government was "never, at any point" lobbied by oil giant BP to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, according to a letter sent late Wednesday by Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has invited BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward to answer questions next week about BP and the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber, a congressional source told CNN Wednesday.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a July 29 hearing on last year's release by Scottish authorities of the Libyan man convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.
President Barack Obama's dismissal of the top commander in Afghanistan was "extremely unfortunate" but "necessary," according to Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
A key member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced Thursday that he has postponed an upcoming trip to Myanmar out of concern that Myanmar's government is working with North Korea on the development of a nuclear program.
Aside from a moral obligation, improving the health of people in other nations is smart foreign policy, former President Clinton said Wednesday.
Not all of the earthquake-traumatized Haitians are receiving the aid they need, a U.S. general said Thursday, partly because displaced residents are moving from place to place.
As many as three dozen Americans who converted to Islam in prison have traveled to Yemen, "possibly for al Qaeda training," according to a new report prepared by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
An Iranian parliamentary committee has denied a request by U.S. Sen. John Kerry to visit Tehran, according to reports from Iran.
Sen. John Kerry said Tuesday he will offer a new explanation and clarification of a $7.5-billion Pakistan aid bill that has prompted a firestorm of anti-American sentiment inside Pakistan.
An integrated U.S. approach to Afghanistan is needed before President Obama decides whether to send more troops there, lawmakers and others said Thursday at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a major foreign policy speech and some Washington political observers ask: "Is she trying to get back in the spotlight?"
Some media pundits say Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is being sidelined. Jill Dougherty reports.
A U.S. Senate report released Thursday says some experts predict Iran could have enough material for a nuclear bomb in six months.
A man who spearheaded financial investigations of Iran said Wednesday the Islamic republic is "deadly serious" about developing nuclear weapons and long-range missiles -- and there's not much time to stop it before it does.
Veterans of the war in Afghanistan appeared before a Senate committee Thursday, sharing stories of success and failure in the nearly eight-year conflict while offering sharply differing opinions of the current U.S. military and diplomatic strategy.
The U.S. Senate confirmed veteran diplomat Christopher Hill as U.S. ambassador to Iraq on Tuesday, voting 73-23 to put Hill in charge of the largest U.S. embassy in the world.
During the presidential campaign, vice presidential candidate Joe Biden loved to remind us all of his working-class roots -- born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, son of a car dealership manager.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is expected to tell a Senate panel on Wednesday that the United States needs to provide leadership on the world stage in tackling climate change, a Senate aide said.
Hillary Clinton was sworn in as the 67th U.S. secretary of state Wednesday afternoon after the Senate approved her nomination by a vote of 94-2.
CNN's Jill Dougherty looks at the global perspective after Hillary Clinton is confirmed as secretary of state.
The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Friday expressing its intent to, eventually, send U.N. peacekeeping forces back to the fractured, unstable nation of Somalia.
Vice President-elect Joe Biden on Monday met with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in Baghdad, the president's office confirmed.
Years before the first Gulf War, Saddam Hussein was slaughtering Iraq's Kurds with bombs, bullets and gas.
Sen. Barack Obama has picked Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware as his running mate.
Sen. Barack Obama's two unannounced and very secretive meetings with his vice presidential team have Washington insiders buzzing about a potential announcement.
Saudi Arabia most likely would develop nuclear weapons if Iran acquires them, according to a report to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Eleven South Korean diplomats left an industrial park their country runs with North Korea on Thursday after North Korea "demanded their withdrawal," a spokesman for South Korea's government said.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Chris Dodd on Tuesday endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president, calling on fellow Democrats "to come together, to get behind this candidacy."
Former presidential candidate Sen. Chris Dodd announces he will endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president.
A helicopter carrying three U.S. senators was forced to make an emergency landing in Afghanistan Thursday, military and congressional sources tell CNN.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday she will appoint a special envoy for energy issues to deal with the use of oil and gas for political means
Lawmakers are unconvinced by Administration claims that the glass is half full in America's "forgotten war"
The man nominated to head public diplomacy at the State Department said Wednesday that al Qaeda is doing a better job than the Bush administration in winning friends over the Internet.
A senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday he plans to vote against Michael Mukasey's confirmation as U.S. attorney general.
Iraq has failed to meet 11 of the 18 benchmarks the U.S. Congress set when it approved a war-spending bill in May, the Government Accountability Office reported Tuesday.
A bad connection hampers a Senate hearing with the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq. But one disappointing answer came through loud and clear
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton raised $26 million and transferred an additional $10 million from her Senate war chest to post $36 million in the first quarter of the 2008 fundraising cycle, the New York Democrat's presidential campaign announced Sunday.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday she authorized the U.S. embassy in Syria to talk to Damascus about Iraqi refugees but downplayed expectations about a wider dialogue.
Y'all, this isn't gonna work.
Robert Pape wants to change the way you think about suicide bombings and explain why they are on rise.
Two days after confirming his intention to explore a presidential run, Delaware Sen. Joe Biden warned Tuesday that a "credibility chasm" is undermining U.S. chances for success in the Iraq war.
Heated debate over John Bolton -- President Bush's choice for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations -- spilled over onto the Senate floor Wednesday, with a key Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee saying it would be a mistake to appoint Bolton to such an important position.
Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee issued a report Wednesday that portrays President Bush's nominee to be U.N. ambassador as unfit to serve.
In a blow to the White House, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted Thursday to send the nomination of John R. Bolton to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to the full Senate without a recommendation.
On the eve of a crucial Senate committee vote, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice underscored her support for John R. Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, saying she urged President Bush to nominate him.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee delayed a scheduled vote Tuesday on President Bush's pick for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations when a Republican member balked at voting during a contentious hearing.
In testimony before a Senate panel Tuesday, a former State Department official described President Bush's choice for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations as an "800-pound gorilla" who bullied underlings and tried to get an analyst fired in a dispute over intelligence.
CNN has obtained pictures believed to show America's most-wanted terrorist in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, whose network carries out frequent attacks against Iraqi and U.S. civilians, and multinational troops.
Condoleezza Rice won Senate confirmation as secretary of state on Wednesday, after hours of sometimes-bitter debate Tuesday that focused largely on the war in Iraq.
Confirmation hearings for Condoleezza Rice to be named secretary of state will take place after the new Congress convenes in January, a Senate committee chairman said Sunday.
The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee challenged the Bush administration Sunday over its assertions about the size and capability of the Iraqi security forces.
The strong, vivid words John Kerry uttered 33 years ago continue to ring through time.
The White House says it hopes a new U.N. resolution for Iraq will encourage other nations to participate in aiding security and reconstruction. Meanwhile, the Bush administration's Iraq policy is facing tough questioning on Capitol Hill as the deadline for the transfer of power to Iraqis grows closer.
NATO's military commander in Afghanistan says operations and troop strength will be ramped up amid an upsurge of violence in the war-torn nation.
A top American nuclear expert has told a U.S. Senate committee that North Koreans showed him a piece of radioactive metal in a glass jar when he visited that country, but said he could not say if it really was bomb-grade plutonium metal as they claimed.
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North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms just won't shut up, even though his , harangues on foreign policy have often embarrassed U.S. diplomats and businessmen abroad, not to mention his fellow Republic...
Despite Reagan Administration pleas to give its ''constructive engagement'' policy a chance, Congress moved closer to imposing tough sanctions against South Africa's white minority government. The ...
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