Mount St. Helens plume two years after the major eruption by Lyn Topinka, CVO Photo Archive Mount St. Helens, Washington Before, During, and After 18 May 1980, United States Geological Survey (Public Domain).

Franklin T. Burroughs compares U.S. foreign policy under the Trump and Biden administrations.

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Dan Robinson examines the future of the U.S. Agency for Global Media under the next presidential administration. 

Ambassador (ret.) William A. Rugh & Zachary Shapiro of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy suggest three key reforms in the event of a Biden win this fall.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has announced nearly $135 million in humanitarian aid to help feed civilians affected by Syria's war. Speaking in Istanbul on Saturday, Biden said the money will raise the amount of aid the U.S. has provided to more than $3 billion since Syria's crisis began.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Turkish Cyprus is a historical step as it shows equal treatment to both sides and gives a positive message, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said.  During his visit to the divided island, Biden hailed Cyprus as a “key partner” and said its rival leaders had agreed to “speed up” efforts to end the 40-year division. Biden ended his visit, the highest level by a U.S. official to Cyprus since Lyndon B. Johnson in 1962, late on May 22.