New US Strategy on Iran Poses Dilemma for Allies

by Peter Jenkins How do France, Germany, and the United Kingdom intend to react to the Iran policy that President Donald Trump announced on October 13? The leaders of these states put out a statement late on October 13 that… Continue Reading  

The Iraq War and the American and British Ways of Retrospection

by Paul R. Pillar The United States and Britain each have suffered from the blunder of invading Iraq in 2003—and have made many others suffer as well, not least of all the Iraqis. But the release in Britain of the… Continue Reading  

The Chilcot Report on the Iraq War

by Mina Al-Oraibi “Between 2003 and 2009, the UK’s most consistent strategic objective in relation to Iraq was to reduce the level of its deployed forces.” This statement—one of the key findings in the long-anticipated Chilcot Report published in London… Continue Reading  

Britain to Obama: “Rethink Syria.”

by Robert E. Hunter In a surprise move, the British parliament has rejected the Government’s motion to provide support for military action against Syria. This was a clear rebuke to Prime Minister David Cameron and, equally, to the Foreign and… Continue Reading  

The Daily Talking Points

News and views on U.S.-Iran relations for January 21-24: The Washington Post: Jennifer Rubin blogs, after the conclusion of the P5+1 talks in Istanbul, that “Instead of talking to an Iranian regime that has shown no interest in negotiations —… Continue Reading