Regions / Iran
The only upside to Bolton's dangerous aggression toward Iran is that it may put him too far out in front of Trump.
He's failed to deliver his promised withdrawals from Afghanistan and Syria, vetoed an order to get out of Yemen, and expanded the U.S. bombing of Somalia, all while eyeing Iran.
The flurry of favors the president did for Bibi could constrain U.S. policy — and hurt people in the region — for years to come.
There are no upsides to the recent designation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization — unless you're trying to provoke a war.
It's unpopular at home and abroad, and regional politics don't favor it. But we should take neocons like Bolton at their word.
The forever war in the Middle East is far from over.
To keep U.S. troops in Syria now implies a forever war, with no realistic ending imaginable, and no authorization from Congress.
Americans — including those in the White House — know little about Iran and its history with the United States. A new book wants to change that.
Despite the bloody headlines, a slow-motion alignment of interests could mean peace in Afghanistan — if the Trump administration cooperates.
A bloody siege looms over Idlib, the U.S. is digging into the east, and conflict between Iran and Israel may put Syria in the crosshairs.