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US State Department Counselor Derek Chollet smiles ahead of a meeting in Serbia, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. 

America’s top priority is to help Ukraine ‘defend itself’ as a sovereign nation, Blinken adviser says

What are Washington's current strategic goals and limitations in Ukraine? And how do they align with Kyiv? Derek Chollet, a counselor at the US State Department who advises Secretary of State Antony Blinken, joined The World's host Marco Werman to shed some light.

America’s top priority is to help Ukraine ‘defend itself’ as a sovereign nation, Blinken adviser says
In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Ebrahim Raisi speaks during his press conference in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022.

No contradiction in supporting protesters while pursuing nuclear deal with Iran, US special envoy says

No contradiction in supporting protesters while pursuing nuclear deal with Iran, US special envoy says
Ukrainian servicemen prepare their weapon to fire Russian positions in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, early Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.

US will support Ukraine against Russian aggression ‘as long as it takes,’ US State Dept. spokesperson says

US will support Ukraine against Russian aggression ‘as long as it takes,’ US State Dept. spokesperson says
The Supreme Court in Washington

Abortion ruling exposes deep chasm over the issue in the US

Abortion ruling exposes deep chasm over the issue in the US
Pro-democracy activists, Joshua Wong, left, Sunny Cheung, center, and Nathan Law holding a placard, speak to media to urge the European leaders against national security law for Hong Kong outside the Legislative Council.

American lawmakers accuse China of spying on dissidents in the US

American lawmakers accuse China of spying on dissidents in the US
Protesters yell from behind the roadblock they erected as they face off with security forces near the University Politecnica de Nicaragua, UPOLI, in Managua, Nicaragua

'I have to speak out': Nicaraguan ambassador resigns, denounces govt as dictatorship

The ambassador of Nicaragua to the OAS, Arturo McFields, said that he's afraid for his family's safety, but that he had to stand up to corruption and the inhumane treatment of dissidents. McFields spoke with The World's host Marco Werman from Washington.

'I have to speak out': Nicaraguan ambassador resigns, denounces govt as dictatorship
In this image provided by the US Air Force, pallets of ammunition, weapons and other equipment bound for Ukraine are loaded on a plane by members from the 436th Aerial Port Squadron during a foreign military sales mission at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware

Harsh sanctions, military support are key to Ukraine's defense, former amb to Ukraine says

Former US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's emotional speech to US Congress and the American response so far to Russia's invasion into Ukraine. 

Harsh sanctions, military support are key to Ukraine's defense, former amb to Ukraine says
Smoke rise from an air defense base in the aftermath of an apparent Russian strike in Mariupol, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022.

Russia attacks Ukraine; peace in Europe 'shattered'

Russia has launched an invasion into eastern Ukraine, prompting condemnation from the US and Western nations. Meanwhile, Ukrainian civilians flee to safety amid the ongoing assaults.

Russia attacks Ukraine; peace in Europe 'shattered'
Residents stand amid their homes damaged by a gasoline truck that overturned and exploded in Cap-Haitien, Haiti

'Haitians deserve a chance to determine their own future,' former US envoy says

Ambassador Daniel Foote — former US special envoy for Haiti — told The World's host Carol Hills that the US, though moving in the right direction now, hasn't been doing right by Haiti.

'Haitians deserve a chance to determine their own future,' former US envoy says
This Dec. 22, 2018, file photo shows a pump jack over an oil well along Interstate 25 near Dacono, Colorado.

Will big oil finally be held accountable for decades of climate misinformation?

The US House Oversight and Reform Committee is investigating the role of industry in the spread of disinformation about fossil fuel and its role in the climate crisis.

Will big oil finally be held accountable for decades of climate misinformation?
Climate activist Greta Thunberg, center, demonstrates with others in front of the Standard and Chartered Bank during a climate protest in London, Oct. 29, 2021. People were protesting in London ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), which

Why COP26 is the ‘last, best hope’ for fighting climate change 

Here's what you need to know about the big UN climate summit in Glasgow.

Why COP26 is the ‘last, best hope’ for fighting climate change 
People protest in Khartoum, Sudan, two days after a military coup, Oct. 27, 2021. The coup threatens to halt Sudan's fitful transition to democracy, which began after the 2019 ouster of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir and his Islamist government in a popula

Sudan’s ousted ambassador to the US says resorting to ‘the gun’ doesn’t aid the revolution

Nureldin Satti was one of the country's top diplomats in Washington. Satti says he will "resist" the military's power grab. The World's Africa correspondent Halima Gikandi spoke with him about what's playing out in Sudan and what's next.

Sudan’s ousted ambassador to the US says resorting to ‘the gun’ doesn’t aid the revolution
A security guard stands guard behind fences around the US Embassy in Beijing on Sept. 6, 2021.

‘We all keep our lives on hold’: Thousands wait for diversity visas to go through amid pandemic, other delays 

The Trump administration stopped processing green card lottery visas. This year, the Biden administration restarted the program. But it hasn’t been a priority, immigration experts say.

‘We all keep our lives on hold’: Thousands wait for diversity visas to go through amid pandemic, other delays 
Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth, from Illinois, speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the conclusion of military operations in Afghanistan and plans for future counterterrorism operations on Capitol Hill in Washington

Sen. Tammy Duckworth calls for a 'real, cold-hard facts look' at US' failed 20-year war in Afghanistan

"The key thing is that I want it to be completely nonpartisan, not bipartisan, but nonpartisan," Illinois Democratic Sen. Duckworth explained to The World's host Marco Werman. "I served on the Benghazi Commission, for example. That was bipartisan, but it was highly political."

Sen. Tammy Duckworth calls for a 'real, cold-hard facts look' at US' failed 20-year war in Afghanistan
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his "Build Back Better" agenda during a visit to the International Union Of Operating Engineers Local 324, Oct. 5, 2021, in Howell, Michigan.

US credibility on climate on the line in Washington

The legislation is designed to help the US meet its targets set under the Paris climate accord to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade. 

US credibility on climate on the line in Washington