The Trump administration says it won’t impose any of the sanctions that Congress overwhelmingly voted to level at Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections. Part of the measure directed the Treasury Department to compile a list of Russian figures in an effort to "name and shame" them.
How the Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review differs from its predecessors—and what that means for the United States’ nuclear policy.
The reason why the false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii was such an issue is precisely because it took place against a background of very high tensions.
There is very little opportunity for the United States to have a controlled influence inside Iran. The United States should be pursuing its national interests vis-à-vis Iran’s policy in the region and the globe.
A discussion of the current state of the protests in Iran, how they affect the United States, and what role Washington can play, if any, in these protests.
Protests in Iran’s western provinces could disrupt oil production and the finances of the regime.
Demonstrations continue across Iran, but there are notable differences from the 2009 protests that rocked the country.
North Korea has made significant progress in its missile and nuclear program, but there remains much to be done besides testing its first prototype. UN Security Council sanctions would not solve the North Korea problem, but they start to set the table for discussing it.
Despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of NATO, the United States continues to be very supportive of the alliance on the ground.
The decision by Donald Trump to leave the Paris Agreement is about domestic U.S. politics.
The decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by President Trump was a political decision, not a foreign policy decision. It was about President Trump and his supporters, and not about moving the peace process forward.
By accepting that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, Trump torpedoes the potential role of the U.S. as a neutral broker in the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis.
Opening up to private sector investment is the only way forward for Arabian Gulf countries.
Frequent cabinet reshuffling by the Trump administration could potentially have implications for U.S. foreign policy.
Dutch disease is a very common condition among resource-rich nations but its effects on the body of the economy, as well as the potential cure, are always country-specific. What would it take for Russia, both politically and economically, to wean itself off the hydrocarbon windfall?
The political landscape remains unchanged and the National Liberation Front and the National Democratic Rally are likely to win the majority of the seats in the upcoming Algerian elections.
Saad Hariri's suspension of his resignation was due to the intervention of France and Egypt.
The November 2017 UN Climate Conference was marked by the unprecedented presence of U.S. cities, states, and corporations.
Saad Hariri's accommodating approach to Hezbollah fueled Saudi angst.
During U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to China, U.S. officials will be looking to see what Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech to the 19th Party Congress means for solving security issues and growing the global economy.