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Philadelphia Democratic congressman Brendan Boyle: Tweet about Belfast Agreement caused much head-scratching as the United States is not a signatory to the 1998 peace deal, nor is it referenced in the text in any way. Photograph:  Rich Polk/Getty Images

America’s role in the peace process is often misunderstood, including it seems by Philadelphia Democrat congressman Brendan Boyle, who last week tweet(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks during a tour of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP/ Getty Images

US president Donald Trump is planning to boycott the annual St Patrick’s Day Speakers’ lunch in Washington next week the Irish Times has learned, amid(...)

Former special envoy to Northern Ireland for the US Gary Hart. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Former US special envoy to Northern Ireland Gary Hart has become the latest senior figure to raise concerns about the impact of Brexit on the Belfast (...)

US president Donald Trump owes his grip on eminent Republicans to cravenness on their part and ruthlessness on his. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Consider some headlines from the serious press over the past year. “Why Americans should fight Donald Trump’s isolationism.” “Trump’s Neo-isolationism(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Hanoi, Vietnam, on July 8th, 2018: said he had pushed North Korea on a promise to destroy a missile engine test site and wanted it “soon”. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AFP/Getty

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean accusations of “gangster-like” diplomacy during negotiations in Pyongyang, saying on Sunday(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has  brushed off North Korean accusations of ‘gangster-like’ diplomacy during negotiations in Pyongyang. Photograph: Reuters

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo brushed off North Korean accusations of “gangster-like” diplomacy during negotiations in Pyongyang, saying on Sunday(...)

US president Donald Trump steps off Air Force One on return from Singapore: “Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office,” he tweeted. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty

The United States hopes to see “major disarmament” in North Korea by 2020, secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday as President Donald Trump (...)

Former CIA director Mike Pompeo, pictured at Thursday’s Senate hearing, became Secretary of State after Donald Trump fired  Rex Tillerson. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Doubts have been raised about the appointment of a US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had not consider(...)

NUI Maynooth: The Edward M Kennedy Institute is leading a research project on religion and peacebuilding within the framework of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Photograph: Eric Luke

A consensus on European values and a wholesome confidence in the future of Europe are further away now than 15 years ago. A similar psychological slip(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney meets US secretary of state Rex Tillerson  in Washington DC

The United States is preparing to appoint a special envoy to Northern Ireland the US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has confirmed. Responding to q(...)

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