[I]n short, the question has to be raised whether the maritime mishaps discussed above are really the consequence of an Iranian attack or of U.S. sabotage.
Threatening free, peaceful navigation is a very serious matter that should have consequences for the theocratic dictatorship in Tehran.
Ultimately, it is unclear whether Trump's blustering tone will halt the sudden rise in crude oil prices and calm the concerns of transporters, insurers and those familiar with the route of black gold.
The U.S. has decided not only to play world cop, but God. It is dead set on designating which countries behave like “normal states” and which do not.
Once the uneasy feeling that something might go seriously wrong has taken root, it is difficult to shake.
The lack of an official secretary of defense is part of the ongoing void at the top of the Trump administration, with a number of posts remaining vacant or occupied on a temporary basis.
Iran has consistently acted to defend its sovereignty ... This country has the means to respond to outright aggression.
The United States overthrew the Taliban regime by the end of 2001, as a reaction to the 11 September terror attacks on New York and Washington – the starting point of the US-led War against Terror. Simultaneously to the fights on the ground, the UN-led process for the establishment of a new democratic government [Read more]
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s trip to Iran to help ease the confrontation between Washington and Tehran has been an unusual diplomatic attempt at peace mediation by the leader of Japan, a pacifist nation in the Far East.
Abe should continue acting as a fair and effective peace mediator to set a precedent for [Read more]
[T]he recognition of Assad by the 'world police' means Russia is completely successful.