The United States has leverage and should use it to stop the tragedy unfolding in detention centers in Yemen.
Here’s why Americans should care about what’s happening with the tiny Gulf emirate.
Trump’s national security adviser may have pushed to delay a key military offensive against the Islamic State because it would upset Turkey, without revealing that he was on Turkey’s payroll throughout the campaign.
In the tricky strategic hotbed of the Middle East, Trump’s son-in-law and top White House adviser Jared Kushner is linked to multiple Israeli investors currently under criminal investigation.
President Trump’s views of countries with Muslim majorities are very clearly split by where he has business interests and where he doesn’t. Because of his friendship with a senior Qatari business leader and interest in pursuing deals in that country, Trump may be taking a soft line on Qatar.
Few countries have been more blatant about their desire to buy favor from President Trump with lucrative financial deals than the United Arab Emirates.
Egypt is another example of Trump’s fondness for an increasingly authoritarian government in a country where he has business interests.
Saudi Arabia has funneled money into Trump’s Washington hotel as part of its effort to overturn legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.
President Trump’s impulsive decision-making and reliance on the military as his primary foreign policy tool jeopardizes America’s national security.
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.