The Secret History of the Push to Strike Iran

In july of 2017, the White House was at a crossroads on the question of Iran.…

To Gain Leverage in China Trade Talks, Trump Shows Solidarity With Hong Kong

WASHINGTON — President Trump has shifted his stance on the unrest in Hong Kong in recent…

Trump Administration Approves F-16 Fighter Jet Sales to Taiwan

The Trump administration is moving forward with an $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to…

Trump’s Hong Kong Caution Isolates Him From Congress, Allies and Advisers

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s cautious distance from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement has left him politically isolated…

The Global Machine Behind the Rise of Far-Right Nationalism

RINKEBY, Sweden — Johnny Castillo, a Peruvian-born neighborhood watchman in this district of Stockholm, still puzzles…

With Tougher U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela, Bolton Says ‘Time for Dialogue Is Over’

CARACAS, Venezuela — An international summit meeting on Tuesday that was meant to break the political…

Yemen Has Been Prince Mohammed’s War. Now It’s His Quagmire.

From the beginning of Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen, it was Prince Mohammed’s war. Prince Mohammed…

As the Nuclear Deal Totters, So Do the Fortunes of Iran’s Foreign Minister

Iranian hard-liners have long mocked their foreign minister, Mohammed Javad Zarif, as the make-believe American, after…

Split Emerges in Administration Over Approach to North Korea Talks

WASHINGTON — As President Trump reveled in his historic weekend stroll into North Korea, administration officials…

European Talks With Iran End, Leaving Nuclear Issue Unsettled

WASHINGTON — A last-minute effort by European powers to persuade Iran not to breach limits on…

Netanyahu Presses Superpowers to Remove Iranian Forces from Syria

JERUSALEM — Hosting an extraordinary meeting on Tuesday of the Russian, American and Israeli national security…

Trump Imposes New Economic Sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON — President Trump announced on Monday that he is imposing new sanctions on Iran, after…

Trump Expected to Announce New Economic Sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON — President Trump is expected to announce on Monday that he is imposing new sanctions…

Bolton Warns Iran Not to ‘Mistake U.S. Prudence and Discretion for Weakness’

JERUSALEM — President Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, warned Tehran on Sunday not to “mistake…

Facing Intensifying Confrontation With Iran, Trump Has Few Appealing Options

President Trump’s last-minute decision to pull back from a retaliatory strike on Iran underscored the absence…