Shadow Government

Don’t Give Iran Cash

The Obama administration should not have risked inadvertently funding Iran's support for terrorism.

Shadow Government

Russia’s Middle East Offensive

Russia’s star is waxing while America’s wanes.


Can Anyone Stop the Syrian War?

A new cease-fire brokered by Washington and Moscow just went into effect. But there’s a long list of ways the deal could fall apart.

Best Defense

To start talks with North Korea, look to the Iran deal — but don’t hold your breath

It is tempting to want to think that the Iran nuclear agreement could offer a similar path forward with North Korea. But the two cases are so different that it's difficult to compare them.


Punished U.S. Navy Officer Believes He Prevented a War With Iran

The skipper of the boats captured by Iran this year says he should be commended and not penalized for averting a potential firefight in the Persian Gulf.

The Cable

SitRep: New Iran Deal Flap; Russia Talks With Japan, Deploys Troops

Washington Balks at More Russian Arms Talks; New Russian Deployment Near Alaska; And Lots More

The Cable

Obama Administration Denies Allowing ‘Secret’ Exemptions in Iran Deal

The pushback follows claims by a former U.N. weapons inspector that world powers allowed Tehran to evade restrictions on its nuclear program.

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