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Russia

There has been a lot of talk in the United States lately about “fake news” (the accusation that President Trump tosses out to discredit unfavorable...
North Korea

Hope always springs eternal that newly appointed dictators will be kinder and gentler than their predecessors. But whether it’s Bashar Assad in Syria or Kim...
russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov did the world a service this weekend when he abandoned coyly evasive and tiresome Russian diplo-speak by outright advocating for...
asia

The rise of China as an economic and, perhaps, military power has for more than two decades dominated strategic conversations in Washington and New York,...
peace

It was a shock to the status quo on Tuesday when, standing beside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump abandoned decades of U.S....
Israel

It has become a rhetorical staple for many—in the progressive left, among the libertarian and isolationist right, and among anti-Israel obsessives—that Israel benefits disproportionately from...
Venezuela

The Trump Treasury Department’s move to impose sanctions on and to freeze the assets of a series of high-profile Venezuelan actors—including the country’s new vice...
demography

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will increasingly be in the news over the next two months as Turkey approaches its April 16 referendum on a...
trump

The news today is full of reports about the unsettled atmosphere at the National Security Council, with the New York Times reporting that “council staff...
iran

Throughout the Cold War, deterrence formed the backbone of U.S. security doctrine. Whether it was the North Atlantic Treaty Organization more broadly or, specifically, the...
Afghanistan

Seven months after Barack Obama took office in 2009, he received a grim report from the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, warning that...
Iran

One of the worst fictions created by Barack Obama and Ben Rhodes, his deputy national security advisor for strategic communication, was that the Joint Comprehensive Plan...