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US Military Commanders Stand Up to Trump Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Top US military commanders have pushed back against any attempt by Donald Trump to withdraw from the July 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Trump, facing...

An Indecisive Conflict: The State of US-Iran Relations

"In the largest and most challenging part, this may be a question of whether the US can still present a 'leadership' in the region" Published...

Pulling North Korea and the US Back from the Brink

Published in partnership with India's Sunday Guardian: In April 1969 a drunk Richard Nixon, furious over the downing of a US spy plane, ordered the...

TrumpWatch, Day 228: Officials Take Over on North Korea as Trump...

US Ambassador to UN Haley: "Time has come for us to exhaust all of our diplomatic means" Developments on Day 228 of the Trump Administration: Mattis,...

Syria Daily: Pro-Assad Forces Close on Deir ez-Zor City

Troops 3 km away from Deir ez-Zor, according to pro-Assad media LATEST Turkey Again Denounces US Arms to Kurdish Militia YPG UPDATE 1700 GMT: Claimed footage of...

TrumpWatch, Day 220: Advisors Step Away as Trump Tweets During a...

Tillerson and Mattis both implicitly challenge Trump over white supremacy remarks Developments on Day 220 of the Trump Administration: See also As Trump Ran for President,...

TrumpWatch, Day 218: Trump Pardons Sheriff Arpaio, Bans Transgender Service in...

Developments on Day 218 of the Trump Administration: Trump Plays to Hard Right with Sudden Announcements As Americans watched for landfall in Texas of Hurricane Harvey,...

Podcast: Bannon’s Danger to Trump

I joined Austria's Radio FM4 on Monday to review a tumultuous week for Donald Trump, from his response to the white supremacist violence in...

How Trump’s “Message Confusion” Could Lead to War with North Korea

"The policy-making process has been dysfunctional to the point of non-existent in this White House" Maria Ryan of the University of Nottingham, and the forthcoming...

TrumpWatch, Day 204: Advisors & China Pull Back Trump’s “Locked and...

Advisors and China replace Trump's latest threat with invocation of "peaceful resolution" Developments on Day 204 of the Trump Administration: See also How Trump’s “Message Confusion”...

Trump’s Hard-Right Allies Try to Oust McMaster as National Security Advisor

Even as a group of retired generals are trying to curb the chaos within the Trump Administration, hard-right allies of Donald Trump are trying...

McMaster Takes Control with Purge of Trump’s National Security Council

In a possible sign of the move by generals to take control within the Trump Administration, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster has purged three...