The chief legacy of Barack Obama’s foreign policy is not the Iran nuclear deal, which could not even survive his successor, but rather the visceral partisanship that he fostered at home while trying to defend the deal.
The Trump administration can and should intensify the protests inside Iran by challenging the regime in the Middle East.
Israel’s campaign of airstrikes against Iranian military targets in Syria has led Iran to move the bulk of its soldiers and bases away from the Israeli border toward Iraq.
LONDON (Reuters) – Iran’s top leader set out a series of conditions on Wednesday for European powers if they want Tehran to stay in a nuclear deal after the U.S. exit, including steps to safeguard trade with Tehran and guarantee Iranian oil sales.
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).
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.
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.
Actor Robert De Niro trashed the United States while speaking in the Middle East on Sunday for electing “dangerous leader” President Donald Trump.