The Tussle in Brussels
Trump has created another unnecessary crisis by failing to endorse NATO’s core principle.
Trump’s Sunni StrategyThe president wants America to take sides in the Middle East’s sectarian rivalry. That won’t end well.
Containing the InfectionWe can’t stop cyberattacks, but there are steps governments and companies must take now to limit the damage they cause.
Whatever Happened to the Plan to Defeat ISIS?Defeating the jihadi group used to be Trump’s top priority. Now he seems to have forgotten about it just as the battle has reached its bloody climax.
Unstrategic ImpatienceNorth Korea’s nukes are a long-term worry, not an immediate crisis. Trump’s belligerence could change that.
Return of the Madman TheoryTrump’s foreign policy is so erratic and unpredictable, it might just make the world more stable—for a very short time.
Trump’s Blurred Red LinesThe president has threatened military action against two countries this week, with no plans to back it up.
The Grown-Ups Are Locked OutTrump is depriving Tillerson, Mattis, and McMaster of any real influence or support.
North Korea Is Now Trump’s ProblemBut his administration is utterly unprepared to deal with the dictatorship’s provocations.
Trump Is the GovernmentHis flap with the FBI—and his disregard for agencies in his own administration—reveals a presidency of dangerous self-centeredness and isolation.
Trump’s Public HumiliationBy rejecting the national security adviser job, Robert Harward gave cover to every professional who wants to turn the president down.
Michael Flynn’s MessThe disgraced national security adviser has left Trump’s White House in turmoil.
It’s Bad Enough Trump Has No Foreign PolicyIt’s worse that he has appointed no one to help his Cabinet secretaries clean up after him.
Steve Bannon’s Presence on the National Security Council Is Not Just Terrible. It’s Illegal.The good news is that Congress can stop him.
Mass Confusion at the State DepartmentEven before Rex Tillerson is confirmed, veteran management officials have resigned.
The Tarnishing of H.R. McMasterOne of America’s finest soldiers has been dragged into Trump’s swamp of deceit.
We Don’t Need More Reports on CybersecurityTrump’s new executive order is the latest in three decades of stalling.
A Short Bus Ride to NowhereWhy did Trump summon the entire Senate to the White House to tell them things they already know about North Korea?
You Go to War With the Army You InheritTrump wants us to think he’s already expanding the military. That makes no sense.
Trump’s Russia Distractions Are Getting DesperateSusan Rice’s alleged “unmasking” wasn’t illegal, or even unusual.
WikiLeaks’ Attack on U.S. IntelligenceThe release of the CIA’s hacking tools is a victory not for the American public but for Russia.
Money for NothingTrump’s staggeringly pointless increase of the defense budget is a sure way to undermine American security.
Netanyahu Came to Washington to Hear One ThingAnd Trump, in his profound ignorance of Middle East politics, gave it to him.
Trump’s China Cave-in Sends a Terrible Message The president learns that global politics are harder than a business deal.
What Happened Behind the Scenes Before the Yemen Raid?We can’t be sure, but it was not a normal vetting process.
Trump Ramps Up the Narcissism in an Appalling SpeechHis visit to the CIA was supposed to reassure the intelligence community. Boy did that backfire.