Eli Lake

Apr 18, 2019
Let's start with the civil libertarian argument. WikiLeaks has published diplomatic cables, videos and emails that have extraordinary news value.

Apr 12, 2019
So it’s important to see the coup not as the end to Sudan’s nightmare, but as the beginning of the end. The next step should be a clear policy for the U.S. and its western allies to align more directly with the popular protest movement that forced the military’s hand.

Apr 11, 2019
The abuse of power here is what happened after Trump won the election. This is when the investigations themselves and other kinds of surveillance were disclosed to the press.

Apr 9, 2019
Determining that the IRGC is no longer engaged in terrorism is about as likely as determining that the IRS is no longer engaged in collecting taxes. It’s in the organization’s nature.

Apr 5, 2019
No one, least of all the Trump administration, should turn a blind eye to the Saudis’ crimes. But it’s much easier to exercise leverage when both sides have confidence the relationship will endure, no matter which party occupies the White House.

Apr 3, 2019
It’s unlikely that the Trump administration would make relations with Turkey even more tense by making an issue of local Turkish elections. At the same time, to ignore Erdogan’s meddling would be a grave error.

Apr 2, 2019
This gambit is a trap. First, it feeds the darkest theories of the party’s base at a moment when about half the country wants to move on. These activists need to be weaned from their obsession, not encouraged.

Mar 27, 2019
As it stands, however, Russia has not sent enough guns or troops to make much of a difference to Maduro. More sanctions will hopefully deter the Russians further.

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