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U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul leaves the Foreign Ministry in Moscow on May 15, 2013. Misha Japaridze/AP hide caption

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Ex-Ambassador Michael McFaul Traces U.S.-Russia Ties 'From Cold War To Hot Peace'

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embrace after signing the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula during the Inter-Korean Summit at the Peace House on Friday. Korea Summit Press Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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In South Korea, Summit With North Korea Is Greeted With Hope — And Skepticism

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U.S. President Donald Trump reviews an honor guard during a welcome ceremony, escorted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Nov. 6, 2017. Koji Sasahara/AP hide caption

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Japan's Premier Visits Trump Amid Troubles Both Foreign And Domestic

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Buses with U.S. diplomats and their families who have been expelled from Russia leave the U.S. Embassy compound in Moscow on April 5. They were the first of a group of 60 U.S. diplomats who have been expelled from Russia, after the United States kicked out the same number of Russian diplomats. Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Diplomatic Corps In Moscow Shrinks Just When U.S.-Russia Tensions Are At A High

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Mike Pompeo has been a leading critic of the nuclear deal with Iran and has said the U.S. would not soften its stance on North Korea ahead of planned talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Mike Pompeo: A Soldier, Spy Chief And Tea Party Republican To Become A Diplomat

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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman presents the book The Art of the Deal to North Korea's Sports Minister Kim Il Guk last June in Pyongyang, North Korea. Until this week, Rodman was believed to be the only person who had met both Kim and the U.S. president. Kim Kwang Hyon/AP hide caption

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and Choe Ryong Hae, vice chairman of the central committee of the Workers' Party, arrive for the official opening of the Ryomyong residential area, in April 2017 in in Pyongyang, North Korea. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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Vice President Pence (left) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on Monday. The visit, initially scheduled for December before being postponed, is the final leg of a trip that has included talks in Egypt and Jordan as well as a stop at a U.S. military facility near the Syrian border. Ariel Schalit/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A model of President Trump from the Madame Tussauds waxwork museum was brought Friday to the new U.S. Embassy in London's Wandsworth borough. "Trump cancelled his visit so we stepped in!" Madame Tussauds tweeted. Leon Neal/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump 'Wrong' To Call London Embassy Area An 'Off Location,' Residents Say

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Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, left, and Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake confer as the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere examines attacks on American diplomats in Havana, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators shout anti-U.S. slogans at a protest in Karachi, Pakistan, on Tuesday, a day after President Trump tweeted that Pakistan has "given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools." Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters in Hyderabad, Pakistan, burn banners showing President Trump on Tuesday. Trump slammed Pakistan for "lies & deceit" in a New Year's Day tweet that said Islamabad had played U.S. leaders for "fools." Pervez Masih/AP hide caption

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Activists of the Difa-e-Pakistan Council shout anti-U.S. slogans at a protest in Karachi on Tuesday. Pakistan summoned the U.S. ambassador after President Trump lashed out at Islamabad with threats to cut aid over "lies" about militancy. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tensions Rise Between Pakistan And U.S. After President Trump's Tweet

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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (center), Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani (left) and Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif (right) speak after the first China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Foreign Ministers' Dialogue in Beijing on Dec. 26. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Emboldened By A Strengthening Economy, China Flexes Its Diplomatic Muscles

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes his way to his seat before the Strategic Dialogue on Disrupting Transnational Criminal Organizations at the State Department on Dec. 14. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Rex Tillerson, A Rocky First Year As Trump's Secretary Of State

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A picture taken from the Mount of Olives shows the Old City of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock. President Trump on Wednesday recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, upending decades of U.S. policy and ignoring dire warnings from Arab and Western allies alike. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Successive American presidents have signed waivers deferring a congressional act calling for the U.S. Embassy to be moved to Jerusalem. President Trump signed such a waiver in June, saying he wanted to give U.S.-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts a chance to succeed. But in recent days, U.S. officials indicated the president was considering moving the embassy. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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A man gets out of a Volvo 144 to head to a parade in Pyongyang in 2012. In the 1970s, North Korea ordered 1,000 Volvo 144s from Sweden. To this day, the cars have not been paid for. Tanya L. Procyshyn hide caption

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How 1,000 Volvos Ended Up In North Korea — And Made A Diplomatic Difference

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President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, listens to a question during a meeting with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto in the Oval Office on Monday. Tillerson, when asked Sunday whether Trump's response to violence in Charlottesville, Va., represented American values, said that "the president speaks for himself." Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Are Trump's Foreign Policy Stumbles First-Year Growing Pains Or A Reason For Worry?

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets President Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt in Jerusalem on June 21. Handout/Amos Ben Gershom/GPO/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Anatoly Antonov smiles at an October 2016 briefing at Russia's Defense Ministry in Moscow. Antonov is "able to shift in a nanosecond from warmly charming to caustically sarcastic," says a former U.S. defense official. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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Moscow's Likely New Ambassador To U.S.: 'Tough' And 'Not That Easy To Work With'

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