Getting Trump elected was not Putin’s goal. The Kremlin just wanted to sow discord and delegitimize the United States’ democratic institutions. Mission accomplished?
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
A visit with the former Boy Scout and writer of ‘The Camp of the Saints’—and other fantasies of White domination of Western Civilization, which inspire Donald Trump’s adviser
Six Years of Syrian Civil War: Why Assad is the Franco of the Middle East, and why the United States has done so little to help his victims—80 years after liberal-minded Americans took up arms in the Spanish Civil War
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.
Latest developments in the deployment of Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy achievement: Are we safer?
How the Iran deal explains the administration’s inaction in Syria
The geopolitics that links Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, Bashar al-Assad, Hezbollah, and the Jewish State
The Obama Administration shifts away from the bilateral model that has characterized American brokerage of the process since the 1990s
With Trump, Clinton, Sanders, or Cruz, the United States is likely to consolidate a risky retreat from the global stage
I tried to prep a pair of Afghan teens for American boarding school, but instead of teaching them the language they need, I spent all my time explaining cultural references and unfamiliar contexts
What was once the oppositional language of fringe parties in Europe has combined into a toxic new politics that is making its way to the center of Western democratic discourse. That should frighten us.