Diplomacy - Task & Purpose

Will leaving Afghanistan cause another 9/11? Former soldiers and diplomats say no, not necessarily

"We have the counter-terrorism capacity to get the guys we need to get ... It shouldn't be any different in Afghanistan."


“The silence … makes me concerned” — Diplomats anxious about North Korean silence ahead of Kim Jong Un’s ‘Christmas gift’

"It's kind of creepy that there haven't been any statements from high level (North Korea) Foreign Ministry officials this week."


Top American diplomat says Afghans and Taliban have agreed to a 'roadmap for peace'

The U.S. envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, met Taliban officials briefly a day after a delegation of Afghan citizens and the militants agreed on a "roadmap for peace", in particular a joint call to end civilian casualties in the 18-year war.


US formally requests UK to extradite Julian Assange

The U.S. Justice Department has formally asked Britain to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face charges that he conspired to hack U.S. government computers and violated an espionage law, the U.K has confirmed.


Misunderstanding Trump's 'failed' summit with Kim Jong-un

Since the issue of North Korea's nuclear program is one that could lead to a nuclear bomb exploding in an American city, the U.S. government's efforts to prevent that really matters.