Jackson Diehl

03/26/2015 - 7:56pm

    There is a revealing contradiction in the Obama administration's pre-defense of a nuclear deal with Iran. The White House claims that Israeli and Republican critics have no alternative, other than war. But President Barack Obama recently reiterated that he is ready to "walk away" from a bad...

03/12/2015 - 6:21pm

    Three times in the past 20 years, an Israeli prime minister has headed into an election while openly battling a U.S. president. The first two times the incumbent lost, establishing the Israeli political maxim that endangering...

02/12/2015 - 4:31pm

    For more than two years, a breach has been opening between President Obama and the foreign policy establishment of the Democratic Party. Last week, as Russia pressed a new offensive in Ukraine and the Senate debated sanctions on Iran, it cracked open a...

11/27/2014 - 7:24pm

    How goes the war against the Islamic State? A useful barometer is the position of Iraqi Kurdistan, which is the most reliable U.S. ally in the battle - and holds the longest front against the terrorists. Four months ago, two senior Kurdish officials...

11/20/2014 - 2:50pm

    As a presidential candidate seven years ago, Barack Obama shook up the foreign policy world by declaring that he favored "direct diplomacy" to reshape U.S. relations with long-standing adversaries like Syria, Cuba and North Korea. Critics,...

10/23/2014 - 1:39pm

    To grasp how Vladimir Putin is progressing in his campaign to overturn the post-Cold War order in Europe, it's worth looking beyond eastern Ukraine, where the Kremlin is busy consolidating a breakaway puppet state. After all, Ukraine, as President Obama...

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