SitRep: New Afghan Plan Pits B-52s Against Opium Facilities
Assad meets with Putin, new Ukraine drone, South Korea and japan welcome Trump NK sanctions
Rex Tillerson Is Underrated
A revisionist assessment of the Trump administration’s beleaguered Secretary of State.
Germany Has Plunged Into Unprecedented Political Chaos
It’s going to be a while before Europe’s most powerful country has a stable government – and Angela Merkel probably won't be leading it.
Can the Trump Administration Help an Israeli Held by Hamas?
The family says it’s not about politics. But might politics help them?
France Is Debating Whether French Is Sexist
Is the grammar of liberté, égalité, fraternité inherently chauvinistic?
SitRep: North Korea Readying New Round of Launches, Intel Says
Iranian general spotted on front lines in Syria; U.S. sends more commandos to Somalia
Is a Deal in the Works for Turkish Businessman Implicated in Iran Sanctions Case?
With jury selection scheduled for Monday, Reza Zarrab is MIA.
Among the Memes and YouTube Videos, What Do the Bin Laden Files Hold?
The CIA recently released hundreds of thousands of files seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound. What can we learn from them?
Democrats Are Hypocrites on Corruption
Robert Menendez is credibly accused of serious crimes, but his party has never seemed to have a problem with him.
Cambodia Becomes the World’s Newest One-Party State
With Chinese support, Hun Sen has effectively destroyed all opposition to his autocratic rule.
How Jared Kushner’s Newspaper Became a Favorite Outlet for WikiLeaks Election Hacks
The New York Observer, owned by Trump’s son-in-law, was a friendly outlet for the 2016 Russian hackers.
I Spent 5 Hours With Jeff Sessions So You Didn’t Have To
Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to worry about a special prosecutor, and three other takeaways from the Attorney General’s latest Congressional testimony.
Israel Is Growing Increasingly Worried About the Trump Administration
As Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Russia rush to fill the vacuum of leadership in the Middle East, the United States is AWOL.
President Trump and the Risks of Nuclear War
How command and control works when the military wakes up the president vs. when the president wakes up the military.
Babylon Revisited: Melancholy Thoughts After a Short Trip to Washington, D.C.
As a young reporter in political Washington in the late 1980s, I noticed that there was a type of person who thrived in the driven, transactional environment of the capital.
SitRep: Pentagon Officials Open To Talks With North Korea
U.S. taking eye off South China Sea, Navy searching for way to 355 ships, Pentagon experimenting with new missile defenses
Navy Is Still Searching For A Plan To Reach A 355-Ship Fleet
It’s been over a year since Trump promised dozens more warships.
Russia Vetoes U.N. Effort to Finger Those Responsible for Syrian Chemical Weapons Attacks
Nikki Haley warns U.S. is prepared to use military to enforce prohibition on Syrian chemical weapons use.
Rational Security on The E.R.: The “DMs on the DL” Edition
Does democracy go down in the DMs? The folks at Lawfare discuss.
The Kurdish Explosion Is Unleashing Demons
The United States needs to put a stop to this flashpoint before it’s too late.