Eli Lake



Jun 24, 2019
El-Sisi may think he needs dungeons to keep his enemies down. But he’s only sowing the seeds of his eventual demise. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has an opportunity to remind him of his folly, and to take the kind of stand for democracy and human rights.


Jun 21, 2019
There is a danger that Iran’s attack on a U.S. surveillance drone could turn America’s strategy of deterrence into a full-blown conflict. But the U.S. has several options short of a full war to respond to this latest provocation.


Jun 19, 2019
the president deserves a secretary of defense whose views are aligned with his. But nothing in Washington comes without some give and take. The most effective Cabinet secretaries understand that they have an obligation to fight for the department they lead.


Jun 18, 2019
Iran’s bellicosity began long before Trump’s pressure campaign. It's been a feature of Iranian statecraft since the 1979 revolution. If allies in Europe and Democrats in Congress are worried about war with Iran, they should start by holding the regime accountable.


Jun 13, 2019
Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia are not the only states on the front lines of Russian aggression. All of NATO’s allies are threatened by Moscow’s spies, corrupt bankers and computer hackers. From Kaljulaid’s perspective, Trump’s actual policies reflect an understanding of these dangers.


Jun 12, 2019
Finland faces smaller provocations from Russia, what Pentagon strategists call “nibbling.” In recent years more Russian aircraft have flown into Finnish airspace without transponders. In 2016 Russia sent about 1,000 Indian and Afghan migrants to the Finnish border to seek asylum.


Jun 6, 2019
Strongly worded statements and sharp tweets from U.S. and European officials are not enough. It’s time for the president and his Cabinet to use America’s vast leverage with its allies to isolate the junta that is strangling Sudanese democracy in its crib.


Jun 4, 2019
The hope is that it’s not too late to save the Internet from a Chinese takeover. If it is, then the rest of the world could soon be subjected to the same war on history China now wages on its own people.

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