U.S., Israeli Commandos Train to Rescue a ‘Hijacked’ Ship

The emergency training exercise supposedly had nothing to do with current tanker tensions with Iran in the Strait of Hormuz.

These Hongkongers Are Not ‘a Few Violent Thugs’

Day by day the protesters reflect a greater cross section of the island, which is making China more desperate to put them down.

Times to Think About the U.S.-Israeli Relationship

The Gray Lady’s support for Israel places it on the same side as Trump and against the Squad. What to do?

Forget ‘Checkbook Diplomacy’ and Bring the Troops Home

Donald Trump wants our allies to pay more, but outdated overseas defense obligations are the real problem.

When Can We Lay This Burden Down?

The Taliban sits in the catbird seat despite all of the blood and treasure we spent to destroy it.

Open Borders? The EU Has Hundreds of Miles of Walls

Those who argue against Trump’s immigration policies by looking abroad are in serious error.

U.S. Bullies Its Way Into Dispute, Moves to Seize Iranian Tanker

British Gibraltar ordered the ship’s release to ease tensions. Washington wasn’t having any of it.


Is the British Empire Largely Misunderstood?

A new book examines the cherry-picking involved in the modern castigation of imperialist countries.

Saving China’s Uighurs: Can Washington Do the Impossible?

Unfortunately America’s desire to redress injustice far outstrips our ability to do so.

Mueller Dragnet Snags Ex-Clintonista, Obama Lawyer

Greg Craig took money from a pro-Russian regime, just like jailed ex-Trump aide Paul Manafort. Welcome to the swamp.

The Revival of European Identity Politics

It isn’t just nationalism—subnational groups are reasserting themselves, posing a challenge to the clumsy EU.

Yes, China is the Greater Menace

Are we willing to make the necessary sacrifices to force China to abide by the rules of reciprocal trade?

Tulsi Gabbard’s Road to Damascus 

There’s a good reason the presidential hopeful met with Assad, but the media doesn’t want to talk about it.

The Anti-Christian Genocide the West Forgot

In addition to the Armenians, the Ottomans slaughtered untold numbers of Syriac, Chaldean and Assyrians in 1915.

Why the UAE Cut Their Losses and Pulled Out of Yemen

The loss of the Saudis’ most capable partner will be a blow. But what if they can convince Washington to pick up the slack?

The Lone Treaty Holding U.S. and Russian Nukes in Check is About to Expire

New START covers 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons. It needs to be extended, even without the Chinese onboard.

Trump Still Wants Out of Syria

His commanders are scrambling for reasons to stay, but Trump is serious, and conditions on the ground favor him.