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Eli Lake

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Did Turkey Know Where Baghdadi Was Hiding?

As US intelligence analysts comb through electronic and paper documents seized from the lair of Abu

Yes, Iran Was Behind the Saudi Oil Attack. Now What?

Following the Houthi attack on Saturday on Saudi Aramco’s crude-oil processing facility, Secretary o

Putin’s Syrian Playbook Won’t Work in Venezuela

In Venezuela, it looks like Russia is once again playing a weak hand well.

Trump Can’t Let Erdogan Get Away with this

On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a curious new plan for “strengthening o

Trump Offers Clarity on Iran’s Terrorist Aims

For more than 30 years, successive US administrations have called Iran what it is: a state sponsor o

Don’t Let Erdogan Steal the Election

Turkey’s elections on Sunday were a political earthquake for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his

White Nationalism Is a Terrorist Threat

In the aftermath of last week’s massacre of 50 Muslims at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, it

Iran Needs a New Revolution

Four decades ago, in the months leading up to the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the exiled Ruhollah Kh

Why Arms Control Won’t Work With North Korea or Iran

Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, appeared to undermine two premises of President Do

Mattis Resignation Not about policy, It’s About Values

US President Donald Trump's tweets Thursday announcing the resignation of Defense Secretary James Ma

Trump Bank Sanctions Will Hit Iran Where it Hurts

For the last month, it looked as though President Donald Trump’s campaign of maximum pressure agains

Trump’s UN Speech Almost Adds Up to a Doctrine

President Donald Trump’s foreign policy is often caricatured as a mass of contradictions.

Iran’s Callous, Deadly Message

When a regional power wants to assert itself and intimidate its rivals, it has several options: Stag

Iran’s Fake News Is a Fake Threat

As if the free world didn’t have enough to worry about with Russian fake news, now the world leader

A New Democratic Revolution in Iran

In another era, Reza Pahlavi, the son of the last shah of Iran, would be an ideal candidate to lead


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