Eli Lake

Jan 17, 2019
One might think Romney would have joined the 11 other Republican senators who voted this week to stop the Trump administration from lifting sanctions meant to squeeze Russian President Vladimir Putin’s allies.

Jan 16, 2019
True, Congress has not exactly distinguished itself with its probing and insightful investigations into this affair. And with Democrats now in the majority in the House, there is little reason to believe its investigation will get less partisan.

Jan 11, 2019
The president’s defenders might argue that, with Iran on the march, democratic ideals are a luxury U.S. statecraft cannot afford in the Mideast. But dictatorships are never as stable as they appear from the outside.

Jan 8, 2019
When Trump announced last month the withdrawal of 2,000 U.S. special operations forces from Syria, he did so after a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Trump’s plans undermined the previously stated policy of senior U.S. officials.

Jan 7, 2019
Syria’s Kurds will have to wait for more specifics on what role they will play in America’s broader plans for the Mideast. They certainly have reason to be wary of U.S. intentions.

Jan 4, 2019
Conflict is the norm when it comes to nation-states. Russia’s malware shows up on U.S. power grids, and its online trolls try to influence elections. Informal meetings are helping the U.S., Russia and China better understand their tactics and strategies.

Jan 2, 2019
During his campaign, Bolsonaro encouraged the police to kill criminals, an echo of the policies enacted by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. As a politician, Bolsonaro has waxed nostalgic for the bad old days of Brazil’s military dictatorship.

Dec 21, 2018
Nikki Haley Isn’t So Sure About the UN The departing ambassador has a question for the American public: Should the U.S. remain a member?

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