President Trump is expected to announce a reversion to stricter trade and travel policies with Cuba (NPR).
The Trump Administration is trying to persuade the Senate not to condemn a weapons transfer to Saudi Arabia (The Intercept).
The U.S. carried out its first drone strike in Somalia since President Trump approved the Pentagon’s proposal to exempt Somalia from special targeting limits in March (NYT).
President Trump committed to participation in NATO’s collective defense on Friday, despite previously calling the alliance “obsolete” (WaPo).
The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill that would expand sanctions on Russia, and which limits the White House’s ability to lift restrictions (WSJ).
The creation of the “deconfliction zone” that was established by the U.S. military in Syria may have violated domestic and international law, writes Tess Bridgeman at Just Security.
Despite the damage done by the Trump administration to U.S. relationships with European allies, the Privacy Shield facilitating transatlantic data flows remains intact, argues former Obama administration official Robert Litt at Lawfare.
A new report shows that the United States in the last fifteen years has been highly secretive in its use of lethal force overseas, explain Alex Moorehead and Waleed Alhariri at Just Security.
The U.S. should take responsibility for more drone strikes, which have increased fourfold since President Trump took office, notes Murtaza Hussain at the Intercept.