Foreign relations

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

Global Politics

Robert Malley, the US special envoy for Iran, joined The World’s host Marco Werman from Washington to discuss how the Biden administration views the current protests and what this could all mean for efforts to secure a nuclear deal with Iran.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks to a group of Bahraini businesspeople during an official visit to Manama, Bahrain

What’s at stake for Israel and Gulf Arab countries in light of the Abraham Accords?

Global Politics
In this Oct. 3, 2017, file photo, tourists ride classic convertible cars on the Malecon beside the United States Embassy in Havana, Cuba. 

Havana syndrome is ‘an act of war and we have to stop it’ former CIA agent says

Six people wearing medical masks stand and shout slogans.

Mass arrests of opposition lawmakers in Hong Kong; Sudan and US sign historic ‘Abraham Accords’; All eyes on Georgia Senate runoffs

Top of The World
The bust of French statesman Robert Schuman, one of the founders of the European Union, is seen while environmental activists launch a hot air balloon during a demonstration outside of an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 10, 2020.

5 years into Paris agreement, net-zero pledges are boosting optimism

Climate Change
Three women wearing masks shop at a busy market with overflowing plastic packages of nuts

In Iran, all eyes are on US election’s impact on sanctions, security

Foreign policy

Iran and the US almost went to war back in January. Since then, the Trump administration has doubled down on its “maximum pressure” campaign by increasing sanctions. Now, some Iranians are keeping their eyes on the US election, hoping it will ease tensions.

A man in a suit speaks from a podium with the US flag

US-China relationship headed toward ‘permanent lasting rupture,’ analyst says

Foreign policy

The US-China relationship is on course for a “prolonged rivalry,” Jude Blanchette, a China scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies tells The World.

Man stands in 7-Eleven in work vest

South Korea’s ‘No Japan’ boycott is new. But the wounds are old.


The conflict between South Korea and Japan has been going on for decades, but the past few months are somewhat uncharted territory for the two countries, which have nevertheless enjoyed robust trade. Today, six in 10 South Koreans are currently participating in the “No Japan” boycott.

Men and women sit around a negotiating table with flags in the background.

Things That Go Boom: In nuclear negotiations, diplomacy can be a slog


Diplomacy is often awkward, stymied by translators, late nights and unsecured yurt communication (yes, that really happened). But diplomacy can also stop a war, as years of secret and not-so-secret negotiations between the US and Iran proved when the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was reached in 2015.

A man looks seriously through a crowd of soldiers in fatigues

Without proper intel vetting, could the US be headed toward ‘rushed war’ in the Middle East?

Foreign policy

Suzanne Maloney, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, discusses what intelligence the Trump administration has received about the threat from Iran in the wake of the administration’s partial evacuation orders for the US embassy in Iraq.