The new government wants to work closely with Washington, reduce Israel’s dependence on it, and prepare for military action. Can it have all three?
On the 76th anniversary of the Trinity nuclear test that heralded the Atomic Age, a scientist looks at why so few countries have acquired nukes since then—and how that could change
After 45 years of winning elections, the Senate majority leader should have enough confidence in himself to oppose Biden’s Iran deal. Why doesn’t he?
In the Middle East, Biden is finishing what Obama started. And his top advisers are all on board.
Barack Obama’s plan was never about stopping Iran from obtaining a bomb. It was about realigning American interests in the Middle East in order to remake the Democratic Party at home.
The ‘moderates’ staffing the Biden administration will move quickly to cement Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy, starting with its most obvious failures
How would the former vice president approach the Middle East as president, and on whose counsel?
After repeated attempts to thwart U.S. sanctions aimed at Iran’s nuclear program, Trump’s latest moves have left Berlin with few options
How Obama’s ‘progressive’ foreign policy vision—to backpedal away from the Middle East, fast, while kicking our former allies in the region to the curb—became consensus in D.C.
How Iran makes war in the Middle East while turning U.S. foreign policy into an extension of partisan American politics
Barack Obama’s Iran deal aligned the Arabs and Israel against Iran. Can Donald Trump pocket the winnings?
If the ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran seems incompatible with Trump’s isolationist instincts and antiwar rhetoric, that’s because it is
The roots and legacy of Iranian resentment of the West, part of a weeklong look at 40 years of the revolution
The mullahs have all the time in the world. Donald Trump does not.
Only a couple of months away in 2015, according to a new report
News of the News: Like in the Middle East, U.S. political operatives and intelligence officials are increasingly using the cloak of journalism as a tool for their aims
Why Germany seeks to increase trade with a murderous theocracy bent on Israel’s destruction
Agents of Influence: Obama and his advisers, now seeking to shape his legacy, say they are proud they ditched the ‘Washington playbook’ and decided to stay out of the Sunni-Shia conflict in the Middle East. Only they didn’t. They intervened on behalf of Iran.
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