Latest from Anne Gearan

Biden, pulling combat forces from Iraq, seeks to end the post-9/11 era

The president welcomed the Iraqi prime minister and announced the end of the combat mission in Iraq, part of a broad goal of shifting the U.S. focus away from the Middle East.
  • Jul 26, 2021

Biden expected to name Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Australia

The move places a boldface name and member of one of the best-known Democratic political families in charge of relations with a key Pacific ally.
  • Jul 23, 2021

Biden pleads with unvaccinated Americans to be inoculated as virus surges

In a town hall in Ohio, the president said there is now a pandemic only among the unvaccinated. He also made a pitch for the bipartisan infrastructure plan in Congress.
  • Jul 21, 2021

Biden administration repatriates Guantánamo Bay inmate to Morocco

The move, announced Monday, indicates the new administration’s intent to resume prisoner transfers, which were mostly halted under President Donald Trump.
  • Jul 19, 2021

Biden selects Jane Hartley as ambassador to U.K.

The White House had considered such figures as Mike Bloomberg and Colin Powell to be ambassador to the Court of St. James’s, one of the plum posts in the American diplomatic corps.
  • Jul 16, 2021

Biden talks of his own anguish as he meets family members in Florida

Biden has made empathy and bipartisanship part of his political identity. On Thursday, he sought to summon both as he visited a neighborhood engulfed in tragedy.
  • Jul 1, 2021

Biden defends authority to launch airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

Some Democrats are uneasy about Biden’s action, which also came as nuclear talks with Iran appear stalled.
  • Jun 28, 2021

As the last American forces prepare to leave Afghanistan, Biden says the country’s fate is in its own hands

The president pledged ongoing support for Afghanistan, but after nearly 20 years of war it also seemed he was saying goodbye.
  • Jun 25, 2021

Biden to reassure Afghan leaders nervous about U.S. withdrawal

The administration has faced pressure to move swiftly to aid local partners.
  • Jun 24, 2021

Biden struggles to sell democracy abroad when it faces challenges at home

The president has made promoting democracy central to his role on the world stage. That’s complicated by events in the United States stemming from falsehoods about the last election.
  • Jun 19, 2021