Latest from Anne Gearan

Trade fairness and economic recovery on Biden’s national security agenda

The new administration is embracing parts of Trump’s protectionist stance and rejecting a full embrace of free-trade policies.
  • Mar 3, 2021

U.S. hits Russians for Navalny poisoning, signaling tougher stand

The Biden administration’s penalties against Russian officials are likely to be the first of several punitive steps.
  • Mar 2, 2021

Biden meets with Mexican president amid growing pressure on immigration

President Biden held a virtual conversation with Andrés Manuel López Obrador as he faces criticism from liberals for not fixing a broken immigration system faster — and from conservatives who say he is recklessly opening the border.
  • Mar 1, 2021

Biden tells the world ‘America is back.’ The world isn’t so sure.

The president is pushing to reclaim America’s global leadership after four years of Trump’s insults and snubs. But allies worry the U.S. could easily return to Trumpism.
  • Feb 27, 2021

Biden administration conducts strike on Iranian-linked fighters in Syria

The airstrike on a border post follows a recent attack on a base used by U.S. forces in northern Iraq.
  • Feb 26, 2021

Trudeau conveys relief in meeting with Biden, but sticking points remain

Canada’s Justin Trudeau, who had a rough relationship with Trump, tells Biden in a virtual meeting, ‘U.S. leadership has been sorely missed over the past years.’ But several irritants still divide the longtime allies.
  • Feb 23, 2021

Senate confirms Biden’s nominee for ambassador to United Nations

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, an African American woman and career diplomat, will hold one of the most high-profile jobs in diplomacy.
  • Feb 23, 2021

Biden pledges to reassert U.S. leadership in global diplomacy and welcome talks with Iran

In his first major foreign policy address, the president makes a case for democracies and reassures allies gun-shy after Trump.
  • Feb 19, 2021

Biden says vaccines will be available for all Americans by end of July

The president plans to travel to Milwaukee on Tuesday to talk to a socially distanced audience about the pandemic and its economic fallout. It comes as he is pushing Congress to pass a $1.9 trillion relief bill.
  • Feb 16, 2021

Ambassador sweepstakes underway as figures jockey for plum posts

Influential Biden supporters are actively vying for desirable ambassadorial appointments. But the administration is signaling it will take its time filling the posts, causing angst among wealthy donors.
  • Feb 15, 2021