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Past articles by Matthew:

New report blames both Trump and Biden for chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal

The review repeatedly blames the administrations of both former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden. → Read More

The U.N.'s scientific and education organization votes to readmit the U.S.

The United Nations’ scientific, educational and cultural organization has agreed to readmit the United States as a member. → Read More

US to send $500 million in weapons, military aid to Ukraine

The latest tranche of aid was formally announced by the White House on Tuesday. → Read More

Blinken and Xi pledge to stabilize U.S.-China ties, but main U.S. request is rebuffed

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and says they agreed to stabilize deteriorating Sino-U.S. relations. → Read More

U.S., China remain at odds on numerous issues as Blinken finishes first day of meetings in Beijing

U.S. officials say United States and China have failed to overcome their most serious disagreements but were able to discuss them in a potentially constructive way and have agreed to continue talks → Read More

In a strategic move for resources, U.S. to open diplomatic mission in Norway

Opening the U.S. diplomatic facility in Norway comes as competition over the high north’s resources with Russia intensifies. → Read More

U.S. conducts 1st evacuation of its citizens from Sudan war

The United States has carried out its first evacuation of American citizens and permanent residents from Sudan since war broke out in the capital two weeks ago → Read More

Why did the U.S. evacuation from Sudan leave some Americans behind?

While many other countries have scrambled to get their private citizens out of violence-racked Sudan, the U.S. has evacuated only diplomatic staff. → Read More

Taliban kills mastermind of deadly Afghan airport bombing that struck U.S. forces

Taliban kills the Islamic State leader behind the 2021 suicide bombing outside the Kabul airport that killed 13 U.S. servicemembers and 170 Afghans. → Read More

U.S. to provide Ukraine with $2.6 billion more in military aid

The U.S. will send Ukraine about $500 million in ammunition and equipment and spend more than $2 billion on an array of munitions, radar and other weapons. → Read More

US sees China propaganda efforts becoming more like Russia’s

Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., who chairs a congressional committee on China, said Chinese influence operations are part of a "cognitive warfare" strategy. → Read More

G20 Talks End in India with No Consensus on Ukraine War

Discussions of the war and China's widening global influence dominated much of the talks → Read More

Blinken, Lavrov meet briefly as US-Russia tensions soar

NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talked briefly Thursday at a meeting of top diplomats from the Group of 20 nations in the first high-... → Read More

Blinken, Lavrov meet briefly as US-Russia tensions soar

NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov talked briefly Thursday at a meeting of top diplomats from the Group of 20 nations in the first high-level meeting in months between the two countries. → Read More

Blinken heads to Asia, with China, Russia tensions soaring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh from a meeting with China’s top diplomat and a U.N. Security Council session on Ukraine, Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Central and South Asia next week for i... → Read More

Putin, Afghans among top gift givers to Bidens in 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia’s president and the deposed leader of Afghanistan were among the top gift givers to President Joe Biden and his family in 2021, according to federal documents published on Thu... → Read More

US averts UN diplomatic crisis over Israeli settlements

The Biden administration has averted a potential diplomatic crisis over Israeli settlements at the United Nations that had threatened to overshadow U.S. efforts to focus the world body on Russia’s war with Ukraine ahead of this week’s one-year annivers... → Read More

Blinken meets with China's top diplomat for first time since spy balloon shot down

Blinken told the Chinese official that his nation's surveillance balloon program "has been exposed to the world." → Read More

Top US, China diplomats meet amid tensions over balloon

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has met with China's top diplomat in the first high-level contact between the two countries since the U.S. shot down an alleged Chinese spy balloon two weeks ago. → Read More

US says China balloon could collect intelligence signals

The Biden administration says the China balloon shot down by the U.S. was equipped to collect intelligence signals as part of a huge, military-linked aerial spy program that has targeted more than 40 countries → Read More