‘Afghanistan is the swamp and Trump now owns it’
Successive two-term administrations made a mess of the Middle East. Who will clean up?
News of the News: an oppo-research-for-hire outfit of former reporters tries to seed stories in the American press for global clients
News of the News: How the new sausage gets made
The president may be a reckless outsider, but he’s the only one who has a chance to undo three decades of America’s disastrous North Korea policy
Iran Week: Why was the Wall Street Journal reporter fired?
How the once-sturdy institutions of our democracy—the press, the intelligence community, political parties—have been used to legitimize a conspiracy theory, and why those theories are so hard to disprove
How the president’s photo-op diplomacy plays in Riyadh, Tehran, Beirut, Jerusalem, and back home in Trumpland
And Donald Trump knows ‘The Art of the Deal.’ Who will blink first?
How Gladwellian Internet ‘hot takes’ fueled the new echo-chamber press that enabled Obama’s foreign policy—and still rules Washington
One clue: The Russia story is a replay of how the former White House smeared pro-Israel activists in the lead-up to the Iran Deal
How did we get from ‘Village Voice’ reporters digging up everything there is to know about a flashy New York real estate salesman to not knowing anything about the President of the United States and his ties to Russia?
Invoking the Holocaust, and comparing the persecution of Jews to that of Syrian refugees, has become a consensus take. But no one has bothered to identify the murderous culprit.
Broader aims on Middle East realignment led the outgoing president’s efforts at two-track diplomacy. One track was misdirection. The other handed the region to Russia and Iran.
Obama Said to Break With Decades of U.S. Policy to Declare Western Wall ‘Occupied Territory’ at the UN
The lame-duck president is dismantling the alliance system that has kept America and much of the rest of the world secure
Why the new Commander-in-Chief has few good options for rebuilding the Middle East order that Obama negotiated away