Kushner Launches Middle East Peace Plan
Plus: Ethiopia grapples with the aftermath of an attempted coup, Iran won’t negotiate with the U.S., and the other stories we’re following today.
U.S. Intelligence Undercuts Trump’s Case on Iran-al Qaeda Links
Despite claims by Pompeo, Tehran and al Qaeda have been at odds more often than they've been aligned since 9/11.
Dear President Trump, Let’s Talk About Iran
An open letter to the U.S. president on how to deal with the Islamic Republic—and his own administration.
Erdogan Gambles and Loses—Again
Plus: New U.S. sanctions on Iran, migration enforcement ramps up in Mexico, and what to watch in the world this week.
The World This Weekend
Trump backs down from Iran strikes, the Pentagon gets a new chief, and Istanbul returns to the polls.
Trump’s National Security Council Is Replicating Reagan’s Chaos
If John Bolton isn’t careful, he could go the way of William Clark, whose hawkish policies sowed White House discord.
Why Trump Decided Not to Attack Iran
Officials say the president is looking for a peaceful solution to the crisis.
What Comes Next With Iran
Plus: Another EU summit looks likely, Turkey prepares for mayoral election showdown, and the other stories we’re following today.
Trump Is Playing Iran’s Game of Drones
Contrary to popular belief, drones aren’t further destabilizing global conflicts—they’re creating a way for leaders to de-escalate crises.
Those Who Think the United States Can Reenter the Iran Deal Are Fooling Themselves
It is time for Democratic candidates to come up with a realistic Plan B.
Did Iran Just Invite a U.S. Attack?
“This country will not stand for it,” Trump says after drone shootdown.
Iran’s Carefully Coded Message
The recent strikes make clear that Iran’s enemies won’t be able to bypass it in the Persian Gulf.
The Islamic Republic of Recklessness
You might not think high-risk aggression is in Iran’s national interest, but leaders in Tehran have long disagreed.
Here Comes Boris
Plus: Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi dies in court, the United States sends more troops to the Middle East, and the other stories we’re following today.
A Dangerous Game of Nuclear Brinkmanship
By threatening to breach the nuclear deal, Tehran hopes to scare Europe into prodding the United States back to the negotiating table. It may not work.
New Centcom Chief Walks Tightrope on Iran as Trump Adds Troops
Gen. Kenneth McKenzie must strike a balance between sending a strong deterrent signal and provoking a war in the Middle East.
Iran in Retreat From Nuclear Deal
Plus: Hong Kong enters its second week of protest, Mexico begins its migration crackdown, and what to watch in the world this week.
The World This Weekend
Fallout continues after tanker attacks, protests rage in Hong Kong, and talks resume in Sudan.
Maximum Pressure on Iran Means Maximum Risk of War
Trump’s strategy is creating a crisis, not solving one.
Some U.S. Allies Balk at Blaming Iran for Tanker Attack
Conflicting accounts of the incidents in the Gulf of Oman stir further confusion in an increasingly volatile region.