Burning Down the House

by John Feffer Doesn’t idiocy ever take a vacation? As August wound down, the populist troika of Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, and Jair Bolsonaro proved once again that the United States, the United Kingdom, and Brazil would be better off… Continue Reading  

European Integration is in America’s Interests; Brexit Isn’t

by Paul R. Pillar One of several specters hanging over this week’s G-7 meeting is the prospect that in a little more than two months the United Kingdom will crash out of the European Union. Such a “no-deal Brexit” will… Continue Reading  

Will the Release of the Adrian Darya-1 Affect U.S.-UK relations?

by Abdulaziz Kilani Authorities in Gibraltar decided on Thursday to release the Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya-1, which they was seized last month. The vessel was detained for allegedly breaching European Union sanctions by shipping oil to Syria. Tehran has… Continue Reading  

Boris’ Band of Brexiteers Could Spell Disaster for Palestine

by Nick McAlpin In Europe, Brexit will undoubtedly come to define recently elected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s tenure. In the Middle East, however, his leadership of the Conservative Party may soon see the UK government align itself even more firmly… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Actions Could Increase Foreign Military Presence in the Persian Gulf

by Shireen T. Hunter Since Iran’s seizure of a British tanker, the Stena Impero, in the Persian Gulf on July 19, calls have increased for the creation of a naval force made up of several European states to ensure the… Continue Reading