Danielle Pletka is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
Her election prompted concerns about far-right tendencies, but she’s governed more like Thatcher than Orbán.
Presidents are increasingly reticent to talk about national security. No wonder Americans are less engaged.
Iran’s leaders have upended governments and enmeshed themselves in regional governance, economics, and culture.
The regime wants sanctions relief to buy off the opposition movement.
Sen. Bob Menendez has sought to restore Congress’ role in foreign policy.
Iran, Russia, and China would benefit greatly, while the U.S. and its allies get almost nothing in return for reentering the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Agreement.
The president failed to secure more oil from the Saudis and made little progress on Israeli-Palestinan relations or anything else.
The Senate passed a non-binding resolution opposing sanctions relief for the IRGC and insisting that any deal address state-sponsored terrorism.
The causes are numerous. One solution is to re-engage on the basis of reality.
Whether in Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, or Xinjiang, there have been too few consequences for atrocities.