Iran

saudi arabia

The alliance between America and Saudi Arabia is over

September 26, 2019 9:31 am

We are witnessing the beginning of a new geopolitics in the Middle East

Robert C. O’Brien

The negotiator or Bolton Lite? Reading Robert C. O’Brien

September 19, 2019 1:49 pm

The new NSA’s Romney boosterism is particularly funny today

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How to stop drones

September 19, 2019 10:51 am

The Saudi oilfield attack is a portent of things to come

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Robert C. O’Brien, Trump’s good soldier

September 18, 2019 10:53 am

Trump replaces hawk with hawk at national security adviser

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John Bolton is gone — Boltonism isn’t

September 10, 2019 12:41 pm

The hawk never should have been brought into the administration in the first place

cyberspace

America’s cyberspace challenge

August 1, 2019 4:17 pm

Military and political inertia is a dereliction of duty

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The diplomacy of deference

July 25, 2019 12:14 am

Trump’s actions are constrained by what Saudi and Israeli leaders are willing to tolerate

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Can Trump break the cycle of mistrust with Iran?

July 19, 2019 11:37 am

It might seem improbable. But then again, there isn’t much with Trump that doesn’t

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Pompeo summons up fresh Iran sanctions from the Gulf

June 24, 2019 1:04 pm

The secretary of state’s hasty trip to Riyadh and Abu Dhabi means another escalation in tensions between the Trump administration and Iran

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Trump is trapped in an Iran cul-de-sac

June 24, 2019 11:23 am

Far from undermining the regime, the president has strengthened and emboldened it

bad wars

After 30 years of bad wars, who thinks one with Iran will be good?

June 24, 2019 5:04 am

Trump, Bolton, and the pathological cycle of failed conflicts

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WATCH: Tucker Carlson calls John Bolton a ‘bureaucratic tape worm’ 

June 22, 2019 3:46 am

The Fox News host applauds the president and slams the neocons

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Trump’s Iran gamble

June 21, 2019 2:20 pm

Will the first consequence of a US attack on Iran be war between Israel and Lebanon?

John Bolton

The untenability of President Bolton

June 21, 2019 2:02 pm

Ideological contradictions within the admin are increasingly laid bare

Donald Trump war

Trump fears the reality of war

June 21, 2019 5:57 am

On Iran, the accidental president is accidentally presidential

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Iran calls Trump’s bluff

June 20, 2019 3:20 pm

Trump would be utterly at sea in trying to preside over a war in the Persian Gulf

tucker carlson

Give Tucker Carlson a Nobel prize! 

June 20, 2019 8:49 am

Thank goodness the president listens more to Fox News than he does to his advisers

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America has a credibility problem on Iran

June 14, 2019 7:43 pm

Who trusts the agencies that Trump doesn’t trust?

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Iran trumps Trump

June 14, 2019 4:52 pm

The Donald’s indulgence of gunboat diplomacy has made war more likely

matt gaetz

Is Matt Gaetz the future of Trump foreign policy?

June 12, 2019 4:44 pm

Trump favorite’s speech sets a watershed

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What would peace with Iran look like?

June 10, 2019 7:16 pm

Iran continues to divide the West and export terrorism

iran

Trump climbs down on Iran

June 3, 2019 11:46 am

War-war to jaw-jaw with Tehran?

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Iran alone: Tehran’s perspective on escalating hostilities

May 23, 2019 4:14 pm

It would take a rare set of circumstances for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to entertain the Trump prospectus

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How would America really ‘end’ Iran?

May 22, 2019 1:13 pm

Today’s ‘coalition of the willing’ might look even less impressive

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Russia and China are watching Iran, and waiting

May 20, 2019 12:07 pm

America’s rivals are exploiting Trump’s split with Europe