John Hannah is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focusing on U.S. strategy. During the presidency of George W. Bush, he served for eight years on the staff of Vice President Cheney, including as the vice president’s national security advisor.Read More
Awful as the prospect of endless war may be, conceiving a worse alternative should not require much stretching of the imagination.Read More
Deeping relations between Doha and Ankara will not bode well for Washington. The Turkish-Qatari axis will promote Hamas and other extremist groups throughout the region, and push policies that will further wreak havoc in an already volatile part of the world. Both countries pick and choose how they align with U.S. interests, and often undermine Washington’s policies in the Middle East. Thus, neither country deserves to be named a U.S. ally. The sooner Washington sees this, the better it will be for our security and regional interests.Read More
The one thing we do know: Trump keeps giving this rogue NATO member a free pass.Read More
Thankfully, this decision is reversible. The president can re-impose sanctions at his discretion. And Congress appears to have teed up a package of its own. If he doesn’t take action on his own, Trump should at the very least stand aside for Congress, much as he did for the Turks when they invaded Syria.Read More
The withdrawal from Syria is part of a broader pattern of weakness, especially in response to Iran.
A victory, to be sure, but Islamism goes marching on
October 10, 2019 | 12:00