While President Trump has so far largely held off on his most reckless policy ideas, his first 100 days show both surprising continuity and troubling shifts that could undercut U.S. interests.
The United States needs a strong defense and a smart offense; it must also avoid the unilateral disarmament offered in Trump’s budget proposal.
Kuwait remains a vital U.S. security, counterterrorism, and humanitarian partner in the Middle East. The Trump administration should invest in the U.S.-Kuwait relationship to expand cooperation and build ties with young Kuwaitis.
President Trump is ignoring cardinal rules of effective counterterrorism to the detriment of American security and the benefit of the nation’s enemies.
Turks will vote April 16 in a referendum on proposed constitutional amendments that would greatly enhance the power of the presidency and reinforce Turkey’s democratic decline.
The new national security advisor needs to start with damage control.
Relations between Washington and Cairo may be poised to grow warmer after years of drift and turbulence, but the Trump administration should engage Egypt with a sharp focus on how Egypt can benefit America’s interests and advance the values needed to defeat extremism.
The courts are a critical independent check on this unpredictable and dangerous administration’s attack on the Muslim community.
The Trump administration should quickly take steps to address the damage of the president’s words and policies in his opening weeks in office, and to lay the foundation for an ongoing, sustainable U.S. and international military and diplomatic commitment to help Iraqis avoid a relapse into sectarian conflict or the resurgence of the Islamic State.
The Trump administration’s focus on the Muslim Brotherhood is driven by anti-Muslim bigotry rather than any real assessment of whether it’s a terrorist organization.
President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban keeps innocent people from traveling to the United States, but does little to make the United States safer.
The Trump administration’s Muslim ban is a troubling glimpse into the disastrous policies and poor management that the nation is likely to face over the next four years.
No Americans have ever been killed in a terrorist attack in the United States by a national from the banned countries.
Communities in the United States are successfully resettling and integrating thousands of Syrian refugees, even as President Trump plans to ban refugee admissions from Syria.
The next U.S. administration can take pragmatic steps to advance America’s interests and increase security in the Middle East by supporting building blocks that can lead to a two-state solution.