Former diplomats and foreign policy experts tell Newsweek that Rex Tillerson's big changes are eroding America's power on the global stage.
The director, who won an Academy Award for a film about Edward Snowden, sees WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a historical figure.
The assault on USAID–backed soft-power agencies has been ignored by Trump and Tillerson.
No democratic leader congratulated Erdogan on his win except Trump.
It doesn't appear that Trump wants to keep his appointee at State in the loop.
State Department employee Candace Marie Claiborne has been arrested for selling top secret diplomatic data to Chinese spies and trying to cover up the affair.
Trump's U.S. is not willing to be the world's pre-eminent "imperialist" power indefinitely.
Tillerson's potential no-show had increased unease caused by U.S. President Donald Trump's description of NATO as "obsolete" during his election campaign.
The move would mark the beginning of a process that could be lengthy. Approvals are needed from state regulators, and the project could face legal challenges.
Although it was unclear how the zones would work, safe havens could ratchet up U.S. military involvement in Syria and mark a departure from President Obama's more cautious approach.
It is impossible to make America first by treating the world last.
The budget plan for fiscal 2018 will call for cuts of 28 percent for the State Department and 31 percent for the Environmental Protection Agency, the New York Times reported.
Tillerson declined to unveil the report in person, breaking with precedent established during both Democratic and Republican administrations.
The United States spends just over $50 billion annually on the State Department and foreign assistance, compared to $600 billion or more each year on the Pentagon.
Within hours of starting the job, Tillerson reached out by phone to counterparts from Mexico and Canada, and met with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, department officials said.
Under Secretary for Management Patrick Kennedy and acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Thomas Countryman both plan to leave their posts by Friday, the officials said.
The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 11-10 to approve Tillerson, with every committee Republican backing Tillerson and every Democrat opposing his nomination.
Kerry apologized to hundreds of State Department employees who were fired after the start of the Cold War for being gay in what is known as the "lavender scare."
By tradition, anything the president says is regarded as U.S. policy.
The secretary of state requires special skills, the author writes.
A senior State Department official sought to shield Hillary Clinton last year by pressuring the FBI to drop its insistence that an email on her private server contained classified information, according to records of interviews with FBI officials released on Monday.
Exchanges show a Clinton Foundation adviser sought State Department guidance on former President Bill Clinton's interactions.
Many in the GOP have a history of using private servers, like Hillary Clinton, and "losing" or actively deleting emails.
Aetna is denied a merger and withdraws from Obamacare. The U.S. delays payment to Iran. Leverage or blackmail?
A judge ordered the State Department on Monday to review and determine the potential release of 14,900 documents related to Hillary Clinton's emails.
Robby Mook suggests that Hillary Clinton's campaign invites extra scrutiny by being so transparent.