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Eli Lake

Eli Lake

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Pardoning Snowden Would Backfire on Trump

Before Donald Trump was president, he often referred to Edward Snowden, the former National Secu

Why the UAE Chose to Normalize Relations With Israel

For President Donald Trump’s critics and supporters of Palestinian nationalism, there will be a temp

How the US Will Try to Extend the Arms Embargo on Iran

Next week the US will try to get the UN Security Council to do something it has been trying to get i

The Inner Workings of the Assad Regime

Rami Makhlouf is not a man accustomed to hardship.

Iran is Losing its Grip in Iraq

When US missiles killed Iran’s most important general and its most important militia leader in early

Trump Finds Time to Start Wooing Putin Again

For most of President Donald Trump’s tenure, his cabinet has tempered his instincts to appease his R

Iran’s Secret Nuclear Past Comes Into Focus

Five years ago, as the US was hammering out the final details of the Iran nuclear deal, negotiators

The US-UK Alliance Could Soon Get Much Weaker

When UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced in January that he would allow China’s largest teleco

Trump’s Deadly Message to Iran’s Terrorist Regime

For 40 years American presidents have pondered a fundamental question about Iran, best summed up by

Did Turkey Know Where Baghdadi Was Hiding?

As US intelligence analysts comb through electronic and paper documents seized from the lair of Abu

Yes, Iran Was Behind the Saudi Oil Attack. Now What?

Following the Houthi attack on Saturday on Saudi Aramco’s crude-oil processing facility, Secretary o

Putin’s Syrian Playbook Won’t Work in Venezuela

In Venezuela, it looks like Russia is once again playing a weak hand well.

Trump Can’t Let Erdogan Get Away with this

On Tuesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a curious new plan for “strengthening o

Trump Offers Clarity on Iran’s Terrorist Aims

For more than 30 years, successive US administrations have called Iran what it is: a state sponsor o

Don’t Let Erdogan Steal the Election

Turkey’s elections on Sunday were a political earthquake for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his


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