Since the Iran deal, Tehran has not slipped into a passive role—instead, it’s pursued a blatantly aggressive approach to Middle Eastern and world affairs.
On this 9/11 anniversary, we’re starting to realize that nobody has a coherent strategic answer to the threat of Islamic terrorism. We’re not even trying.
Naturally, everyone assumes that Kim Jong-Un’s aggression targets the United States. What we have missed is that the other real target of Kim’s aggression is China.
The president’s critics seem to demonstrate that they don’t know Cold War history, don’t understand Russia, and don’t understand how authoritarians like Putin operate.
With negotiated denuclearization impossible, we must leverage Pyongyang’s fear of regime collapse by taking a stronger security stance and signaling that we are willing to fight.
President Trump’s Afghanistan plan is, above all, a pledge to double down on the bipartisan failures of the last decade and half, making changes only for the worse.
It takes ignorance or willful obfuscation to assert President Trump has flipped since he started listening to generals.
While Trump may have changed his position vis-à-vis troop deployment to Afghanistan, he’s staying true to many of the foreign policy principles he espoused during his campaign.
The candidate who argued that America had become too predictable, reducing our power to influence global affairs, has become the president who never moves in a straight line.
The fact is, we had an Iran-style nuclear deal with North Korea, and now Kim Jong Un has nuclear weapons. North Korea should be a cautionary tale.
A leaked Defense Intelligence Agency report says the Kim regime has made a warhead small enough to fit onto a long-range missile. Even if true, he’s got a long way to go.
The expanded Russia sanctions have come at a low point in U.S. relations with its allies and an increased lack of trust in American leadership, calling into question how effective they will be.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is so far doubling down on a failed status quo, dragging out a strategic loss already bought at a dear cost.
China’s insistence that U.S. surveillance flights constitute provocations is an attempt by Beijing to treat its assertion of sovereignty in the region as a fait accompli.
The idea that Russia orchestrated the Trump administration’s decision to end the CIA’s funding of jihadists is totally corrupt and offensive.
ExxonMobil claims that newly issued fines for allegedly prohibited deals with Russia are invalid because the deals had been previously blessed by the Obama administration.
The Trump administration on Thursday announced $2 million in fines against Exxon for Russian energy deals okayed by the Obama administration in 2014.
With Doha more defiant than ever, the United States needs to take more drastic action and remove a crutch that has been propping up the emirate for too long.
The stern response today is a consequence of Qatar not only breaking its 2013 commitments but of stepping well beyond them.
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