Eli Lake



Mar 21, 2019
Democrats have a valid point. As president, Donald Trump has an obligation to make clear that white nationalists have no place in American politics. The horror of Christchurch provides yet another opportunity for him to do so. So far, he has failed to take it.


Mar 15, 2019
America’s Five Eyes partners and other allies will have to wait to see whether the campaign against Huawei survives a U.S.-China trade agreement. Trump should listen to his spies and generals. No trade deal is worth letting China become the world leader in eavesdropping.


Mar 13, 2019
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's announcement that all U.S. personnel would be withdrawn from the embassy in Caracas this week notes that the decision "reflects the deteriorating situation in Venezuela" and that the presence of those diplomats "has become a constraint on...


Mar 7, 2019
The prime minister may not be popular, but his national security policy is.


Feb 27, 2019
This is not to say that Guaido himself does not also face challenges. He has to keep a fractious opposition together and ward off rivals who see him as too young to lead Venezuela’s transition back to democracy. That said, Maduro’s position now is more perilous.


Feb 26, 2019
Zarif’s charm initiatives paid off. He was able to negotiate a nuclear bargain whose limits on enrichment expire over a 10 to 15-year period and does not formally proscribe missile testing. And after the deal was done, Iran intensified its regional wars in Syria and Yemen.


Feb 22, 2019
Netanyahu has given Kahane’s party the equivalent of a Kosher certificate, as Jerusalem Post reporter Lahav Harkov put it. His decision has scandalized many of Israel’s friends in America.


Feb 20, 2019
It’s just about impossible to justify Trump’s bragging to the Russians about firing the FBI director. Regardless, his actions primarily raise a political question, best settled by election or impeachment. No one elected Andrew McCabe, James Comey, or anyone else at the FBI.

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