While not a household name, Tom Shannon is widely respected by his colleagues, lawmakers and others, and his departure will leave another void in the top ranks.
The most troubling feature of a recent mishmash of a talk by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the intent to keep U.S. troops in eastern Syria for the long haul.
The secretary of state's recent conciliatory comments and suggestion of diplomacy reportedly alarmed administration officials.
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer explains the global implications of replacing the secretary of state with CIA chief Mike Pompeo.
The secretary of state evades questions on the matter while declaring he never considered abandoning his job, disputing what he called "erroneous" stories.
The secretary of state and former head of ExxonMobil says he will be at the 2020 World Petroleum Congress in Houston “in some capacity, one way or another."
The United Arab Emirates ambassador to the U.S. heaps praise on work by journalist David Ignatius and uses the media to push for war.
The confirmation "revealed just how much fossil fuel industry money has corrupted Congress," according to climate group 350.org.