Only Russia Can Stop Middle East Meltdown Involving Israel

The 7-year-old Syrian civil war is entering a phase that could put Israel on a collision course with the Iranian-Syrian-Hezbollah axis and a Middle East meltdown, according to the Crisis Group, a think tank/advocacy organization. The think tan...
North Korea Nuclear Threat Graphic

With Nuclear Threat, Can California Learn from Korea?

Can Californians learn to be as cool as Koreans in the face of nuclear annihilation? Visiting Seoul last week, I asked people how they stay sane while living within range of North Korea’s weapons. Kim Jong Un’s capital, Pyongyang, is 120 miles from Seoul—th...
Iran and Middle East Conflict

U.S. on Collision Course with Iran in Middle East

"President Donald Trump's assertive new strategy toward Iran is already colliding with the reality of Tehran’s vastly expanded influence in the Middle East," says Liz Sly, the Washington Post's bureau chief in ...
Iran nuclear deal

Trump Action on Iran Deal Risks War, Says Expert

President Donald Trump’s decision Friday to not certify Iran as being in compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement is raising alarms among experts on Middle East policy. Should the Iranian deal collapse as a result of the president’s action, the risk of war w...