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Secretary of State Tillerson is leading the effort to find a solution to the anti-Qatar blockade.feedback
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Jun 15 2017 Qatar
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May 11 2017 - Israel

As Arab nations move grudgingly toward accepting the reality of Israel, an Israeli Cabinet minister is proposing that they all share a railway link that could cut overland travel distances between the Mediterranean and key Arab destinations by a half or two-thirds.feedback

May 10 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

President Trump's abrupt firing of FBI Director James B. Comey will intensify focus on the issue Trump has been so eager to dismiss – his knowledge of contacts between Michael Flynn and other associates and Russia.feedback

May 03 2017 - Syria conflict

Into the deadly morass of the Syrian war, Russian President Vladimir Putin has dropped a new peace proposal that calls for establishing safe zones in several parts of the country, grounding the Syria air force and possibly creating buffer zones between combatants to be monitored by international peacekeeping troops.feedback

May 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

But does he have any idea what we should say to these autocrats?feedback

Apr 25 2017

The defense secretary stands between a dangerous world and a media-driven White House.feedback

Apr 18 2017

Harry Truman made up for inexperience with dignity and responsibility.feedback

Apr 15 2017

The interesting thing about Machiavelli is that, although he was a great exponent of guile and deceit and the need for the ruler to sometimes tell lies to achieve his gains, he believed absolutely himself in telling the truth. And that's the hinge on which this opera turns. It's a portrait of a man who was deeply cynical about politics, but in terms of his own ultimate ends, was passionately committed to telling the truth. That's really the arc of the story of the opera.feedback

Apr 15 2017 - Trump-Putin

I finished the libretto a year ago, at a time when it still seemed unlikely that Donald Trump would be president. But we were already surrounded by Donald Trump-like figures in our world: Putin in Russia, Xi Jinping in China, Erdogan in Turkey. The big man who speaks in a way that people imagine Machiavelli's princes would are all over, and Trump is just the latest. The challenge was just irresistible.feedback

Apr 13 2017

But beware leaning too hard on personality politics in foreign policy.feedback

Apr 11 2017 - Syria conflict

The president is moving his erratic administration closer to traditional U.S. foreign policy.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Syria conflict

The president said Syria is now his responsibility. What will his next step be?feedback

Apr 04 2017 - CIA

When Gen. Michael Hayden visited a secret intelligence facility in the United States a decade ago while he was CIA director, the staff gave him a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Admit Nothing. Deny Everything. Make Counter Accusations.”.feedback

Mar 30 2017

America’s problem is that it squanders money on expensive procedures and tests.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Wiretapping

President Trump has been trying since early March to deflect the FBI and congressional investigations of Russian covert action by arguing that he had been a victim of improper U.S. surveillance. His argument got little traction until last week, when Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) made the case for him.feedback

Mar 28 2017

Dodging disclosure requirements is cause for dismissal. Sorry, but that’s the deal.feedback

Mar 23 2017

The president’s flair for revolution and braggadocio probably would not have impressed the Florentine philosopher.feedback

Mar 21 2017

Serious crises loom, and Tillerson and Mattis should be the go-to guys to confront them.feedback

Mar 16 2017

Keeping space systems safe is crucial for the planet, but protection is dispersed among overlapping and conflicting authorities.feedback

Mar 14 2017 - Wikileaks

America can’t keep secrets.feedback

Mar 09 2017

The secretary of state could be a voice for sound international strategy, but first he must cement his relationship with Mr. Trump.feedback

Mar 07 2017

The Trump campaign drama might be described as ‘Billions’ meets ‘The Americans.’.feedback

Feb 13 2017

A national security adviser's success depends on maintaining trust, especially with his White House colleagues. After Flynn's changing statements about a sensitive issue, he has a trust deficit that can only be filled with a full accounting of what happened – one that is consistent with any record that was compiled by U.S. intelligence agencies of his calls with [Russian Ambassador] Kislyak.feedback

Jan 14 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

What did Flynn say, and did it undercut the U.S. sanctions?feedback

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