Extorting Ukraine is Bad Enough, But Trump Has Done Much Worse

by Rebecca Gordon Recently a friend who follows the news a bit less obsessively than I do said, “I thought George W. Bush was bad, but it seems like Donald Trump is even worse. What do you think?” “Well,” I… Continue Reading  

Foreign Correspondent: Trump Blows it Big Time in Syria

by Reese Erlich In less than two weeks, President Donald Trump has managed to create a massive and avoidable crisis in Syria. By greenlighting the Turkish invasion of northern Syria, Trump’s policy forced more than 160,000 Syrians to flee their… Continue Reading  

Israel Is Trying to Hide Its Arms Sales to Duterte’s Philippines

by Itamar Baz An Israeli court imposed a media blackout on hearings held in September regarding a state sale of weapons to the Philippine regime. The petitioners to halt the sale argued that Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine president, was credibly accused… Continue Reading  

What Makes the Arabs Anxious about Operation Peace Spring?

by Abdulaziz Kilani On October 9, Turkey launched a military operation against the Syrian Kurds. The move came just hours after the U.S. announced that it was withdrawing its military forces from northeast Syria. Ankara’s move has been widely criticized,… Continue Reading  

U.S. Weighs Lifting Terror-Related Sanctions Against Sudan 

by Yigal Chazan The U.S. is facing a difficult dilemma as it considers when to lift severely restrictive sanctions against Sudan—sanctions that, left in place for much longer, could hamper if not derail a transition to democracy.