Trump Retreats From the West
The president’s performance in Paris was a stunning abdication of global leadership.
Could House Democrats Cancel the Pentagon’s Blank Check?Congress has a chance to exercise real oversight again.
Trump Makes a Run for the BorderThe president really wants troops to stop the caravan. But there’s not much for them to do.
Trump’s Missile MisfireThe president is rewarding the Russians for their bad behavior by pulling out of a key treaty.
Pompeo Helps the Saudis Sweep a Murder Under the RugThe message is clear: You can get away with anything if you flatter Trump’s ego.
Showdown Over IranThe stage is set for a dramatic confrontation at this year’s U.N. General Assembly.
Is Mattis Next Out the Door?Trump’s latest tweetstorm doesn’t look promising for the secretary of defense.
Spy vs. PresidentThe nation’s top former intelligence officials come together to issue a stunning rebuke to Trump.
The “Reverse Kissinger” Theory of Trump and Putin Doesn’t Hold UpObservers want to believe there’s a grand strategy behind the president’s incoherent, disastrous foreign policy. There’s not.
Accusing Trump of Treason Will Only Help HimThe facts are coming. There’s no need to leap beyond them.
Too Little Too Late in YemenPompeo and Mattis finally say they want to end the devastating conflict. But they’re far from getting serious about it.
Not Cyber Offensive EnoughThe U.S. could be doing a lot more to deter Russian meddling in the midterms.
Trump’s Saudi DelusionsThe president’s defense of arms sales to the kingdom isn’t just immoral—it’s inaccurate.
Trump Calls Out Election Meddling—by ChinaThis looks like an attempt to shift the blame if the Republicans lose badly in November.
Close, but No DenuclearizationA new agreement between North and South Korea makes clear that Kim isn’t giving up his nukes, and Trump isn’t interested in making him.
The Middle East’s Tinderbox Is Heating Up AgainThere are danger signs all over the region, and Trump seems totally unprepared.
Trump’s Petty, Dangerous Campaign Against John BrennanThe former CIA director doesn’t really need his clearance, but it’s a dangerous warning sign to others.
Democracy, UnguardedWe can’t protect our elections from Russian interference if the president won’t even admit it’s happening.
Trump Digs the Hole DeeperHis excuses and justifications for his performance in Helsinki were almost as bad as the debacle itself.