A future Democratic president might never be able to hold summits like Singapore if partisan domestic politics keeps savaging the negotiations, like the GOP did to Obama on Iran.
Despite 24 hours of Palestinian rocket attacks on towns outside Gaza, and Israeli airstrikes on targets inside, nobody was killed. Both sides are calibrating carefully.
It’s possible Israel could use its new F-35s to initiate a wider confrontation with Iran. That sort of thing has happened before—between Israel and Iraq.
The secretary of state unveiled an outline of a new Iran policy, threatening “steely resolve” should the country not meet U.S. demands.
At least three people have been killed and many injured. The unrest began over changes in administrative boundaries, but the chants and violence soon took on broader dimensions.
The scars of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war have never been forgotten or forgiven by Iran’s hardliners. Their righteous ‘resistance’ has become their raison d’être.
Iran’s infamous Gen. Qassem Soleimani is in Baghdad helping to organize a new government, and the one man who might stop him is a mullah with a lot of American blood on his hands.