Trying to Defend President Trump’s Derision, Diplomatically

In embassies around the world, some of America’s diplomats are being dressed down by their host nations. Others are considering leaving their posts.

Military Quietly Prepares for a Last Resort: War With North Korea

It’s normal for American commanders to draw up combat plans. But recent exercises signal that the military wants to be ready for options on the Korean Peninsula.

U.S. to Open Formal Inquiry on Americans Sickened in Cuba

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson is opening an investigation into what the government has described as mysterious attacks that sickened or injured 24 Americans in Havana in 2016.

A Tillerson Slip Offers a Peek Into Secret Planning on North Korea

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson offered tantalizing details about how the United States would race inside North Korea to seize its nuclear weapons in the event of a collapse.

White House Corrects Tillerson on Whether U.S. Will Talk to North Korea

It was only the latest example of a public rift between the president and his chief diplomat over North Korea.

Tillerson Says Embassy in Jerusalem Is at Least Three Years Away

On Tuesday, Rex W. Tillerson discussed the future of the embassy in a speech at the State Department and then took questions from department employees.