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World Jun 05Analysis: Qatar-Gulf split means splitting headache for the U.S.
Saudi Arabia is the closest U.S. ally in the region, but Qatar hosts (and pays for) a major U.S. military base vital to the air campaign against ISIS.
World May 23Despite populist campaign rhetoric, public support for NATO grows
As President Trump prepares to fly to Thursday’s NATO summit in Brussels, he and his 27 counterparts should look at a new poll of public attitudes on both sides of the Atlantic about their alliance, and about the threat posed…
Politics Oct 24Justice Souter’s old warning finds new life in this election
Surprisingly, over the past few days, excerpts of a public conversation I held four years ago with retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter in Concord, New Hampshire, have been circulating on the internet.
World Sep 02Uzbek president is dead at age 78, government says
The government of Uzbekistan announced Friday that its president has died at age 78.
World Aug 03Column: Nobel prize-winner Ahmed Zewail’s struggle to bring Egypt out of the ‘dark ages’
The Arab world needs more heroes like Ahmed Zewail, the Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian chemist who died yesterday.
Nation Jul 30Grim mood pervades Aspen meeting of top terror pros
An unaccustomed air of foreboding hangs over this week's Aspen Security Forum, an annual gathering of the nation's top present and past defense, intelligence, counter-terrorism and diplomatic figures who are focused on protecting the American homeland.
World Jul 28A subtle takedown of Donald Trump by Homeland Security’s Jeh Johnson
Though he never mentioned him by name, Jeh Johnson's message at the Aspen Security Conference was that Donald Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric poses a national security risk to the United States.
World Jun 23Column: Why the U.S. dreads a ‘leave’ win in the U.K.
It's the foreboding of watching a trusted, lifelong friend -- the one you've relied on to have your back through any financial or personal crisis -- about to leap into a messy divorce.
Nation Jun 15Why the Orlando shooter fell off the FBI’s radar screen
The jumbled picture emerging of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen lay bare the dilemma for law enforcement in confronting the growing threat of home-grown lone wolf terrorists.
World Jun 03Column: Marines say new fight for Fallujah sparks anguish over Iraq war
Watching TV images of Iraqi forces advancing on the ISIS-controlled city of Fallujah and U.S. airstrikes raining down from the sky is a bitter pill to swallow for many veterans of the Iraq war.