January 9, 2017 | For all its shortcomings, Obama’s seemingly improvised Syria strategy has taken advantage of unexpected opportunities. This could be the latest.
Articles by Christopher Bolan
February 10, 2015 | The death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman was certainly suspicious. But that doesn't prove a thing about his charges against Iran.
October 28, 2013 | Believe it or not, Western relations with Syria and Iran may actually be on track to diplomatic resolutions.
September 30, 2013 | Presidents tend to ignore the constitutional requirement for Congress to formally declare war in advance of deploying American military forces.
September 6, 2012 | Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's demand that a "clear red line" be set on Iran is ironic in light of Israel's policy of strategic ambiguity toward its own nuclear weapons.
July 31, 2012 | The arrest of a "suspected" Hezbollah operative who is "suspected" of a plan to kill Israeli tourists has become the equivalent of an actual terrorist attack.
March 2, 2012 | Access to an Iranian military test facility wan't explicitly denied to nuclear inspectors, just subject to bargaining.
January 24, 2012 | The postponement of a massive joint U.S.-Israeli military exercise appears to be the culmination of a series of events that has impelled the Barack Obama administration to put more distance between the United States and aggressive Israeli policies toward Iran.
September 13, 2011 | The intelligence and counter-terrorism communities concede that America's continuing wars actually increase the risk of terrorism against the United States.
April 21, 2011 | Tension between President Obama and Secretary of Defense Gates over military spending may have been scripted.