Eli Lake

May 21, 2018
In his first major address as secretary of state, Pompeo outlined a new strategy that overturns three key assumptions that underpinned the Iran policy of Obama and his top diplomat, John Kerry.

May 22, 2018
Most Americans remember Moqtada al-Sadr as the first face of Iraq's real resistance. Sure, there were the remnants of Saddam Hussein's loyalists in Iraq and a Jordanian named Abu Musab al-Zarqawi who terrorized Iraqis after the fall of Saddam.

May 15, 2018
When President Donald Trump announced America's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal last week, he emphasized a broader message to foes and friends about U.S. credibility: "The United States no longer makes empty threats."

May 14, 2018
Here's something you may not know about North Korea's dear leader, Kim Jong Un: He really cares about North Koreans.

May 10, 2018
With apologies to Zarif, threatening Iran's regime has worked in the past and may be working again now. Just look at the reaction Tuesday evening from Iran's largely powerless president, Hassan Rouhani, to President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 nuclear deal.

May 9, 2018
President Donald Trump finally made good on his promise Tuesday to get out of the Iran nuclear deal. As I have written, I would have kept the agreement in limbo and let the regime's clerics twist in the wind. But what's done is done.

May 7, 2018
With Trump's nomination of his current deputy director of the CIA, Gina Haspel, to lead the agency, these strange bedfellows are breaking up.

May 2, 2018
Since Iran and six world powers reached an agreement to pause Iran's enrichment of uranium and allow weapons inspectors into declared facilities, Israel's prime minister has argued the deal would give Iran a glide path to a nuclear weapon.

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