U.K., China Cement Growing Friendship With Big Nuclear Deal

China and its new “best friend” signed billions of dollars worth of deals during Xi’s state visit, including funding for a controversial nuclear power plant, further consolidating what many see as London’s troubling lurch toward Beijing.


The Definition of Insanity Is U.S. AfPak Strategy

The central problem confronting the United States in the region is no longer al Qaeda or the Taliban. It’s the Pakistan Army.


Candidates Attack Clinton’s Hawkish Foreign Policy in First Debate

Hillary’s liberal rivals seized on her Iraq War vote and support for a no-fly zone in Syria, but are "sick and tired" of hearing about her emails related to the Benghazi inquiry.

Map Room

How Does Pyongyang Prepare for a Rocket Launch?

An inside look at the outside of North Korea's best-known missile launch site.

The Cable

Lindsey Graham: Iranian Regime Run by ‘Religious Nazis’

Sen. Lindsey Graham says Iranian regime is run by "religious Nazis."


Dick Cheney Was for the Iran Deal Before He Was Against It

The former veep's bloviating at the American Enterprise Institute today was hypocritical baloney.


The Storm Before the Calm

Just months ago, Netanyahu was screaming from the mountaintops about the Iran deal. Now it’s on the verge of passing, and Israel seems to have moved on.


Can the IAEA’s New Nuclear Fuel Bank Prevent a Future Iran Crisis?

A storage facility for low-enriched uranium run by the International Atomic Energy Agency is shedding new light on how another Iran standoff might be averted for future generations.


Fukushima’s Dangerous Aftershocks

Japan is spooling up its nuclear reactors and piling up reprocessed fuel. And the tremors of these policy choices can be felt all the way in Iran.


The Best Wrong Way to Implement a Nuke Deal

As the real work of the Iran nuke deal begins, we should bear in mind the lessons of the failed North Korea nuke deal. I should know — I was there.

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