Trump Administration Says Iran Could Exit Syria Amid Pandemic
The State Department’s top official for Iran thinks Russia and Syria see more benefits to a potential Iranian drawdown.
‘In the Balkans, if You Neglect History, It Will Backfire’
The acting prime minister of Kosovo says the United States helped bring down his government.
Pentagon Considers Extending Enlistments During Pandemic
Senior defense official expects to see more impacts to war readiness as the coronavirus outbreak hampers recruiting and halts travel.
U.S. Official: Beware of Chinese Leaders Bearing Coronavirus Gifts
Senior State arms official says China’s outreach could put at risk sovereign U.S. allies and American weapons systems.
Vucic: Most Serbs Prefer a ‘Frozen Conflict’ with Kosovo
But the Serbian president says “we need more talks” with the former province, which insists that Belgrade recognize its independence.
Why India’s Muslims Are in Grave Danger
An expert on communal riots says the country may well be witnessing the start of a larger pogrom.
Top U.S. Aid Chief Warns of Locust Devastation in East Africa
“You really have to go back to decades ago in the U.S., to Dust Bowl days, to understand just how devastating this can be.”
Imran Khan on Trump, Modi, and Why He Won’t Criticize China
An interview with Pakistan’s prime minister.
Pompeo’s Silence Creates a ‘Crisis of Morale’ at State Department
“The rank and file are very disturbed by the inability, the refusal, of the secretary of state to defend his own people,” says former diplomat Nicholas Burns.
‘We Will Have to Wait and See if Iran Is Done’
Former Centcom commander says the United States would be mistaken to take Iran’s word that it does not seek escalation.
Get Ready for More Mischief From Iran
An energy expert warns that Tehran will find new ways and locations to strike asymmetrically, maybe even in the Red Sea and the Bab el-Mandeb strait.
Petraeus Says Trump May Have Helped ‘Reestablish Deterrence’ by Killing Suleimani
The former U.S. commander and CIA director says Iran’s “very fragile” situation may limit its response.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq: U.S. Personnel and Allies Across Region Could Be Targets
Douglas Silliman says diplomats, business people, and NGO workers in the Middle East are vulnerable to Iranian retaliation after Qassem Suleimani’s killing.
‘We Just Capitulated’
The Pentagon’s recently departed Middle East policy chief addresses the administration’s handling of Turkey’s Syria invasion and response to Iranian attacks.
‘No One Wins if War Extends Into Space’
The newly reestablished U.S. Space Command will focus on preventing, not fighting, a conflict in space.
‘We Are Telegraphing Abandonment’
Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy slams the Trump administration for withholding aid to Lebanon.
Lech Walesa on Why Democracy Is Failing: ‘There Is No Leadership’
The legendary Polish union leader who helped end the Cold War says the United States and other nations have not done enough to create a new global system of democratic values.
‘Allies and Partners Will Think Twice Before Taking America at Its Word’
In an interview, James Mattis’s onetime speechwriter criticizes Trump’s treatment of long-standing U.S. partners like the Syrian Kurds.
Trump Wants U.S. Troops to Guard Syria’s Oil. The Kurds May Not Welcome Them.
After capitulating to U.S. demands for years, Syrian Kurdish leader Ilham Ahmed has some conditions of her own.
How Iran’s Supreme Leader Is Outmatching Trump
The United States appears to be backing down in a test of wills that Iran expert Reuel Marc Gerecht calls the most “important moment since the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein.”
China’s Rebel Cartoonist Unmasks
Badiucao's work has brought him praise from critics — and threats from Beijing.
‘This Restoration Will Take at Least a Decade’
Despite being spared the worst, Notre Dame is not out of danger, says the building expert Caroline Bruzelius.