Security, Middle East
Who would win? How bad could it get? Could it lead to a larger war?
As tensions continue to mount between the United States and Iran, many analysts fear a military conflict could soon erupt, potentially engulfing the region.
While such a conflict is certainly possible, and the situation remains highly fluid, the reality is that neither Iran nor the United States actually wants a war. Iran knows it can’t withstand one against the United States, and President...
The lost history of World War I.
Key point: It was Germany's best effort to distract America.
It was one hundred years ago when Mexico almost invaded the United States.
In January 1917, German foreign secretary Arthur Zimmermann dispatched a coded telegram to Heinrich von Eckardt, the German ambassador to Mexico. With Germany locked in bloody stalemate with the Allies in France, and Britain’s naval blockade strangling the German economy, Kaiser Wilhelm’s...
Daniel R. DePetris
Securuty, Middle East
Trump and Rouhani were both short-sighted last week in letting the arrangement fall through. Fortunately, diplomacy can still be resuscitated if both leaders allow themselves to meet each other half-way.
In the week since President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the U.N. General Assembly in New York, we have learned several surprising details about what could have been a groundbreaking diplomatic achievement for both men....