Jackson Diehl

07/31/2015 - 7:27pm

    In defense of the Iran deal, President Barack Obama and some of his supporters have suddenly become partisans of Ronald Reagan. "Where I completely admire him," the president told Thomas Friedman, "was his recognition that if you were able to verify an agreement . . . with the evil empire,...

07/16/2015 - 11:23pm

            A Ukrainian military unit last week released footage from a drone showing a large new Russian military base in eastern Ukraine, equipped with T-72 tanks, barracks, communications equipment and even a parade ground. International observers reported "...

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...

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...

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