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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...

Podcasts: Can Generals Control Trump’s Playground After The Scaramucci Affair?

I spoke with BBC outlets, Dublin's NewsTalk, and London's talkRADIO on Tuesday after the sudden dismissal of White House Communications Director, taking on the...