Unlike Donald Trump, incoming vice president Mike Pence has a record of public service, with six terms as a congressman and a stormy tenure as governor of Indiana. VOA's Faith Lapidus has more on the man who will be "a heartbeat away" from the presidency.
If the weeks before President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration are any indication, the South China Sea could be a potential flashpoint in 2017. And how Trump decides to push back against a more forceful China could result in escalated tensions. VOA State Department Correspondent Nike Ching reports.
Donald Trump has left ambiguity when it comes to some of his most significant policy positions. But there's one area where Trump has been particularly unclear: rights afforded to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, Americans. Things like marriage equality and protection from discrimination. VOA's Andrew Palczewski reports.
What role will human rights play in determining Donald Trump's foreign policy? That question was in the spotlight this week during confirmation hearings for some of Trump's top Cabinet picks. As VOA's Bill Gallo reports, it's a question that has added significance, given Trump's controversial campaign promises.
Donald Trump's nominees to lead his government are staking out sharply different positions than those of the president-elect on topics from Russia to Iran to trade to nuclear proliferation. VOA White House correspondent Mary Alice Salinas explores how Trump might deal with these perspectives.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's nonprofit Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, leads the worldwide campaign to eradicate the tropical disease called Dracunculiasis, more commonly known as Guinea worm. VOA's Kane Farabaugh sat down for an exclusive interview with Carter on Guinea worm eradication and his personal battle with cancer.