‘Pushing Back on Iran’: One Expert’s Strategy to Confront the Islamic Republic

Haunting scenes of children gasping for air during the suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma earlier this month have prompted calls to punish Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad. Often lost in the fury over the attack, however, is the fact that Assad’s war machine is entirely dependent on Iran (and, to a lesser extent, Russia).

Five Reasons America Should Not Leave Syria

There are at least five key reasons why the U.S. should not leave Syria, and why President Donald Trump should ensure that Washington has a long-term political, diplomatic, and military commitment there.

Who’s Actually Fostering War With Iran: John Bolton or the New York Times?

John Bolton

Since his appointment as national security adviser last week, countless journalists, left-leaning commentators, and Democratic politicians, as well as isolationist-leaning conservatives, have castigated John Bolton as a warmonger who poses a danger to the United States, and to the world. These voices are especially vitriolic when discussing Bolton’s tough posture toward Iran, noting that he has called for military strikes to cripple Tehran’s nuclear program.

Middle East TV Correspondents Prepared for an Armageddon That Didn’t Arrive

Middle East television correspondents donned flak vests, helmets, and other military gear last week in anticipation of a crushing wave of violence and hysteria they were certain would follow President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Experts on the region who uniformly opposed Trump’s move—which the U.S. Senate voted 90-0 in favor of as recently as last summer—predicted …