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Lebanon

State Department officials have spent a lot of time in Lebanon recently. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited the country two weeks ago, and Acting...
Syria

When it comes to the conduct of American foreign affairs, the Trump administration has recently been performing competently—even admirably. That comes as a surprise to...
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The New York Times on Thursday reported that the Trump administration is preparing to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the coming weeks. The White House...
Assad

This week, the United Nations Joint Investigative Mechanism became the fourth independent exploratory body to confirm that the Syrian regime was directly responsible for an...

On the second COMMENTARY podcast of the week, I ask Noah Rothman and Abe Greenwald whether things are changing on the Right in regards to...
State Department

Among the many stories of internecine battles within the Trump administration is the supposed discord between the White House and the State Department. Secretary of State...
rex tillerson

Donald Trump has derided U.S. democracy promotion since his presidential campaign. It now looks as if his State Department will adopt indifference to democracy and...
rex tillerson

If there is one salutary development that should come from the Trump administration, it is to explode for all time the conceit that business leaders...
Syria

On Sunday, a U.S. F/A-18E fighter plane shot down a Syrian Su-22 fighter jet that was attacking U.S.-backed Arab and Kurdish forces fighting to liberate...
rex tillerson

As he said on occasion, George W. Bush was content to let history be his judge. Barack Obama’s associates do not, to put it mildly,...
rex tillerson

Over at the Washington Free Beacon, Adam Kredo has the scoop that the Trump administration will welcome. He wrote: The State Department confirmed to the Washington Free...
rex tillerson

Rex Tillerson stumbled on his first swing through Asia as secretary of state by not taking a traveling press corps with him. For some reason,...