President Trump said he would meet with Kim Jong-un, in what would be the first meeting between a sitting American president and a North Korean leader. South Korean officials who met with Mr. Kim last week say Kim is 'committed to denuclearization.'
Vice President Mike Pence began his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by referring to Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The US stance on Israel's capital continues to sow doubt among Arab leaders that the US can effectively mediate Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
Most foreign policy experts consider John Bolton, a piercingly intelligent uber-hawk, the exact wrong choice to guide an impulsive and untested president. But others note elements of realism Bolton has exhibited and look to the moderating influence of less-extreme voices, including the president himself.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced newly imposed sanctions on 19 Russian officials suspected of interfering in US elections. The move comes amid criticism of the Trump administration for acting too slowly on Russian hacking allegations.
Despite his unconventional remaking of the State Department, Rex Tillerson was otherwise too conventional a diplomat. The policy differences were many, not least on Iran, and he may have been insufficiently deferential to the president. Why Mike Pompeo may be more likely to develop a rapport with Trump.
A girl looks through a window of a train parked at a railway station in New Delhi on April 20.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis's visit to Vietnam comes days before the 50th anniversary of a key Vietnam War battle. The former enemies have gradually developed closer ties as the United States seeks to address China's growing military power.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets with US allies to discuss cooperation in heightening pressure on North Korea to discontinue weapons development. Russia and China, though closest diplomatically with North Korea, were not invited to the talks.
US intelligence has determined the missiles fired at the international airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by Houthi rebels were supplied by Iran, proof the Trump administration is using to reassert its claim that Iran has violated the 2015 nuclear deal.
Despite warnings from global leaders, President Trump intends to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, recognizing the Holy City as the capital. Analysts warn the move could be viewed as the US siding with Israel, and potentially trigger volatile protests across the Muslim world.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan are both committed to cooperate on the war on terror, amid Trump administration calls for Islamabad to target insurgents moving back and forth across the border with Afghanistan.
The sudden launch of North Korea's most powerful weapon's test yet strengthened calls from world leaders for Kim Jong Un to cease weapons testing and resume denuclearization. The US asserted that while there is no desire for war, an act of aggression would be met with force.