Eli Lake

Oct 11, 2019
If Trump cannot persuade Erdogan to pull back his army, then Mazloum Abdi confirmed what most of the U.S. government already knows: He will seek out a partnership with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

Oct 9, 2019
Even if Trump manages to climb down without harming the U.S. fight against Islamic State, which is unlikely, he has already done long-lasting damage to broader U.S. interests.

Oct 8, 2019
If Trump were smart, he’d welcome Sen. Lindsey Graham’s intervention. A U.S. retreat and a Turkish incursion will not end the war in Syria. They will prolong it.

Oct 2, 2019
A party-line vote in the House for impeachment may feel good going into an election year, but it will further divide the country and strengthen the resolve of Republicans to defend their president.

Sep 27, 2019
Until Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump’s impeachment struggles were going slightly better than expected. Then Trump himself, as is his habit, upended the news cycle , and one of his best defenses against his accusers.

Sep 26, 2019
Trump believes there are two standards of justice: Clinton was presumed innocent during the investigation of her official use of a private server. He is presumed guilty of colluding with the Russians in their hack of his opponents’ server.

Sep 25, 2019
Trump does not really want a Ukrainian probe in order to find dirt on the Bidens. He wants a spectacle to spotlight the "dirt" that’s already known.

Sep 19, 2019
O’Brien’s low-key style should not be confused with a softness on foreign policy. Trump disagreed with Bolton on Iran, Afghanistan, and North Korea. His new national security adviser has a long history of conventional Republican Party hawkishness on all of those issues.

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