A Saudi Bomb

by Paul R. Pillar The Trump administration’s handling of nuclear negotiations with Saudi Arabia promises to lay bare some realities about security issues and nuclear programs in that part of the world that the administration has refused to acknowledge. A… Continue Reading  

Did Israel Destroy a North Korean Reactor in the Syrian Desert?

by Peter Jenkins In connection with President Bashar al-Assad’s planned visit to North Korea, David Sanger and Mark Landler wrote on June 4 for The New York Times: The last time Mr. Assad did business with the Kim family, the… Continue Reading  

North Korea Tests Its Third ICBM: What’s Next?

by Tim Shorrock After 74 days of silence, North Korea test-fired its third and most successful intercontinental ballistic missile to date on Tuesday night, triggering another frenzied response from the US media and the usual bluster from Washington hawks pining… Continue Reading  

Trump, NATO, and the Future of European Security

by Robert E. Hunter This year could be shaping up as an annus horribilis for transatlantic security. Of course, the year is still far from over, so some correctives are still possible. Most immediately in the news are comments by the… Continue Reading  

New York Times Reports Distorted Clinton Attack on Sanders as Fact

by Ali Gharib David Sanger, the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, spends a lot of time writing on matters of foreign policy and national security. That includes covering the election—a big Washington story, if not the biggest—through… Continue Reading