America is waking up to the critical threat that is Russia

posted in: News, United States

A new Gallup poll released this week suggests that 52 percent of Americans regard the Russian military as a critical threat to U.S. interests. Those respondents are correct. A plurality of Americans, 32 percent, view Russia as our “greatest enemy today,” a stark … Read More

Nikki Haley: Mohammed bin Salman ‘has to lose’ his ‘thuggish nature’

posted in: Middle East, News

In a gaggle with a small group of journalists on Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told me that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been “careless at times” and “has to lose the thuggish nature … Read More

Saudi Relations at a Crossroads

posted in: Middle East, News

ROBBINS: Hi. Good morning, everyone. Welcome to today’s Council on Foreign Relations conference call on U.S.-Saudi relations at the crossroads. We’re very lucky to have with us Steven A. Cook, who is Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East … Read More

Iran: Israel will be ‘eradicated’ in next war with Hezbollah

posted in: Israel, News

One of Iran’s top military commanders has said the Islamic Republic will intervene in any future conflict between Israel and its paramilitary ally in Lebanon, Hezbollah. Mohammed Ali Jafri, the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), said it … Read More

Iran’s president says Saudi Arabia behind ‘hostility’ in region

posted in: Middle East, News

Hassan Rouhani says Riyadh is interfering in Yemen and Lebanon, and its allies, US and Israel, dominate to ‘plunder oil and wealth’  Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, stepped into a growing dispute with Saudi Arabia, saying Riyadh orchestrated the resignation of … Read More