If the West can’t deliver for Syria’s mainstream rebels, maybe al Qaeda will.
John Hudson is a senior reporter at Foreign Policy and co-author of the magazine's “The Cable” blog where he reports on diplomacy and U.S. national security issues. Prior to joining FP, John covered politics and global affairs for The Atlantic magazine's news blog, The Atlantic Wire. In 2008, he covered the August War between Russia and Georgia from Tbilisi and the breakaway region of Abkhazia. Over the years, he's dug up resignation-causing FEC documents; unmasked infamous Internet trolls; exposed bizarre Photoshopping by government media; and revealed the ins and outs of Washington's foreign policy machine. He’s appeared on CNN, MSNBC, BBC, C-SPAN, Fox News radio and other broadcast outlets.
Donald Trump continues to claim credit for NATO’s decision to “change” its policy and focus more closely on the threat of terrorism. But the head of the world’s most powerful military alliance said in an interview that NATO’s policy hasn’t changed, and that the Republican presidential nominee is not influencing the alliance’s decisions.
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Damascus tore up the cease-fire, but Washington can’t let go of its last chance to try to do something good in Syria.
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Many American diplomats and military officers are wary of a cease-fire agreement that calls for cooperating with Moscow in Syria.
A bipartisan push against a $1.15 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia is gaining steam in protest of Riyadh’s bombing campaign in Yemen — but remains split on whether to oppose the sale or block it outright.
The next president of the United States should stop the the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and consider expanding the capabilities of the American personnel there -- or even add more troops to the mix, said John Allen, a retired four-star Marine general with close ties to presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.