Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times

Tracy Wilkinson

Los Angeles Times

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Tracy:

Argentina presidential election could oust Trump's right-wing supporter

Shifting politics will complicate the administration’s top priority in the region: ousting Venezuela’s leftist President Nicolas Maduro and his anti-U.S. government. → Read More

Israel bans Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting country after pressure from Trump

Trump's demand that Israel ban two Democratic lawmakers set up a dramatic choice for Benjamin Netanyahu: please the U.S. president or alienate the Congress that provides billions of dollars in aid. → Read More

No deal yet with the Taliban, but Trump is planning big cuts in U.S. presence

Another round of U.S. talks with the Taliban ends, apparently without a deal on declaring a cease-fire or other objectives. → Read More

The provocations of Trump’s ambassador to Israel are upturning decades of U.S. diplomacy

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman’s unprecedented provocations are reshaping America’s image among Israelis and Palestinians. → Read More

Trump’s impromptu approach to North Korea divides his administration

President Trump believes his audacious personal style can shape foreign policy with North Korea, but not all his team is on board. → Read More

A ‘tanker war’ with Iran would be more complicated than the 1980s version

More than 200 vessels were attacked and dozens of sailors killed in the Persian Gulf "tanker war" in the Reagan era. Is a repeat possible? → Read More

Trump team weighs options against Iran after tanker explosions but downplays war threat

After blaming Iran for suspected attacks on two oil tankers, the White House faces pressure to respond. Options include reflagging tankers and armed escorts. → Read More

U.S. says video shows Iranian boat removing mine

The latest explosions come after the U.S. alleged that Iran used mines to attack four oil tankers off the United Arab Emirates last month. → Read More

House committee challenges weapon sales to Saudi Arabia

House Democrats will grill officials in charge of selling weapons to Saudi Arabia in a bipartisan attempt to block $8-billion deal as protest of Riyadh abuses. → Read More

U.S., Mexican officials give different accounts of immigration deal that averted tariffs

With often contradictory or inflated claims, U.S. and Mexican officials pitched the immigration deal in different terms to their domestic audiences. → Read More

Trump announces deal to stave off tariffs on Mexico

After marathon talks and threats of economic sanctions, Mexico and the United States have reached an agreement to curb immigration and avert punitive U.S. tariffs on Mexican exports, President Trump tweeted Friday. → Read More

Facing pressure from Trump, Mexico detains two migrant caravan organizers

Mexican officials have detained organizers with Pueblo Sin Fronteras, a group that helps lead migrant caravans from Central America to the U.S. → Read More

Israel is banking on cannabis as its next big industry

Israel is becoming a powerhouse in the medicinal marijuana business, bringing scientific expertise and marketing skills to a multimillion-dollar market. → Read More

Trump’s still-murky Israeli-Palestinian peace plan already meeting stiff opposition

Long-awaited peace plan, drafted by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kusher and expected to favor Israel, offers financial carrots to Palestinians but little else. → Read More

Citing threats, U.S. builds case — and military force — for confronting Iran

The State Department ordered non-emergency employees from Iraq, the latest uptick in tensions with Iran amid a buildup of US military forces in the region. → Read More

Pompeo meets Putin amid sharp differences, agreement on better ties

Arms control, Iran and Venezuela were expected to top the agenda in a meeting between the U.S. secretary of State and the Russian president. → Read More

White House scrambles on Venezuela after major setback

The White House scrambled for options Thursday after its efforts to oust Venezuela's president suffered a dramatic setback. National security aides met for an emergency session and the acting secretary of defense cancelled a planned trip to Europe to focus on events in Caracas. → Read More

In Venezuela, Guaido’s call for the military to abandon Maduro leads to clashes

Trump tweets threats against Cuban involvement as a Venezuelan official says the Maduro government has put down a coup attempt. But in Venezuela, clashes continue. → Read More

Trump administration targets Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua with new sanctions

The Trump administration intensified its campaign to oust the governments of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua, slapping a fresh set of harsh sanctions on all three leftist-ruled countries. → Read More

White House to allow U.S. citizens to sue over property confiscated in Cuba decades ago

Recent administrations blocked a rule that would allow citizens to sue over property confiscated in Cuba, but Trump will order the path to lawsuits be opened. → Read More