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Donald Trump

The most surprising criticisms of Donald Trump this week may well have come from John Bolton, the former U.N. ambassador who has been a stalwart...
iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran may not be a democracy, but Iran’s leadership does take voter turnout seriously. The Supreme Leader regularly beseeches Iranians to...
lebanon

It’s now been more than a decade since Hezbollah launched a cross-border attack on Israel and precipitated a war that devastated south Lebanon and parts...
middle east

There is perhaps nothing a global class of calcified diplomatic professionals appreciates more than subtlety and nuance. Donald Trump's tour of the world’s three major...
Saudi Arabia

President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia highlighted not only the U.S. alliance with the desert kingdom but also Saudi Arabia’s deplorable human rights record...
Gaza

Donald Trump and the mainstream press may act like enemies on many issues, but they are the closest of allies when it comes to the...
Erdogan

Perhaps unaccustomed to America’s tradition of free and unfettered expression, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s bodyguards reacted like animals when confronted by protesters demonstrating near...
Russia

If there’s one man who is enjoying Donald Trump’s discomfort at the moment, it is Vladimir Putin. On Wednesday, the Russian president was in high spirits,...
middle east peace

On any other day, the Wall Street Journal’s report on Tuesday would have been a major bombshell. Instead, it was unjustly overshadowed by the news...
Syria

With the Trump White House struggling to contain the fallout from the bombshell revelation that the president shared sensitive intelligence with Russian governmental officials, former Obama...
China

President Trump picked the wrong moment to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Not that there would ever be a good time to abandon this...
Russia

Donald Trump is especially fond of illustrating his apprehension toward refugees fleeing violence, repression, and poverty in the Middle East and North Africa by citing...