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Eli Lake

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Pompeo Raises the Price for Iran to Rejoin International Community

If you ever wanted to know what the opposite of Barack Obama's Iran strategy would look like, I reco

Beware the Korean Peace Trap

On the surface it looks like the doubters were wrong. North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, traveled

Trump, Macron and Merkel Have an Opportunity in Iran's Crisis

Those who want to kill the Iran nuclear deal, and those who want to fix it, may both overlook that t

Syria War's Game Theory Is Too Complex to Predict

Some strategic games are too complex to be readily modeled, and when we see such games in the real w

A US Policy Change in Syria

If the past is prelude, we should expect a US strike sometime soon against Syrian airfields. A li

Iran's Nobel Laureate is Done with Reform. She Wants Regime Change.

Shirin Ebadi, Iran's Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights lawyer, has had enough.

Bolton’s Plan to Kill the Iran Nuclear Deal

If you want to get a sense of just how the next national security adviser, John Bolton, fits into Wa

Impact of Tillerson's Exit on Iran Deal, Korea Talks

As far as firings under President Donald Trump go, Rex Tillerson's is not the most humiliating.

What Trump Can Learn from Madeleine Albright About North Korea Talks

The next few episodes of the Donald Trump show should be riveting.

Iran Wants to Join the World Order It Undermines

If you are a fan of unintentional comedy, I recommend checking out the Financial Action Task Force.

Trump’s ‘Hard Line’ on North Korea Is Soft Symbolism

One could be forgiven for thinking the symbolism at the Olympics signaled a hard line from the Donal

US-Russian Proxy War in Syria

If you've been listening just to the Kremlin and the Pentagon, you probably didn't know that Russia

US Shows Beginning of a Response to Muslim Brotherhood

A year ago it looked like Donald Trump was going to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist

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