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Biden’s relationship with Israel shaping up to be less cozy than his predecessors’

An attack on an Iranian nuclear facility tests the president’s resolve to talk with Iran over Israel’s objections. It also tests the closeness of the U.S.-Israel relationship.
  • Apr 17, 2021

Biden hosts Japan’s Suga as first foreign leader at the White House

The new president signals a focus on Asia by making Japan’s leader his first in-person foreign guest.
  • Apr 16, 2021

Biden tells Americans ‘we cannot continue the cycle’ in Afghanistan as he announces troop withdrawal

In remarks from the White House, the president said that “it is time for American troops to come home.”
  • Apr 14, 2021

With Afghan pullout, Biden aims to reset America’s global agenda

Biden watched three presidents fail to end a war he saw as distracting from bigger threats like China and Russia. Now he’s pulling the plug.
  • Apr 13, 2021

White House border coordinator to step down soon

Roberta Jacobson, a former ambassador to Mexico, leaves amid a crisis at the border that the administration is struggling to address.
  • Apr 9, 2021

Talks on reviving Iran nuclear deal begin on ‘right track,’ Tehran envoy says

But Iran and the United States have not held direct meetings at the meetings in Vienna.
  • Apr 6, 2021

Biden signals short delay in withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan

The president says he “can’t picture” troops remaining in Afghanistan in 2022 but signals the United States won’t honor Trump’s May 1 withdrawal plan.
  • Mar 25, 2021

Biden, Democrats celebrate passage of coronavirus relief package

President Biden is preparing to launch a cross-country tour to sell Americans on all that's included in the sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief law.
  • Mar 12, 2021

U.S. joins a trio of countries in pledging millions of vaccine doses to other nations

Biden administration convenes a group of democracies to deliver vaccine doses and counter Chinese influence, an early step in the president’s “pivot to Asia.”
  • Mar 12, 2021

Biden faces pressure to distribute vaccines worldwide, while Americans still need them at home

Russia and China are winning goodwill by shipping vaccines to needy nations. The Biden administration has been unable to match that because of domestic political pressures and health needs.
  • Mar 11, 2021