Iran’s proxies, usually supported by Quds advisers, have been deployed against the United States or its allies in the Lebanese civil war of the ’80s; the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; the civil war in Syria, and in the Saudi-Houthi struggle in Yemen, among other places. According to Afshon Ostovar, a widely published expert on Iran defense and security policy at the Naval Postgraduate School in California, “militant clients are the only tool Iran has for extending its strategic footprint and directly countering its adversaries through armed force. For that reason, they have become the centerpiece of Iranian grand strategy, and an investment Tehran is not likely to abandon.” … [Read more...] about Can Biden Fix the Mess Trump Made of Our Relationship With Iran?
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Obama, Bush and Clinton recorded their video after accompanying Biden to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider following the inauguration. They also taped a video urging Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Only 96-year-old Jimmy Carter, who has limited his public events because of the pandemic, and Trump, who had already flown to post-presidential life in Florida, weren't there. … [Read more...] about Trump shuns US ex-presidents’ club — and the feeling is mutual
READ MORE:Covid-19: Dr Anthony Fauci rejects Trump effort to cast doubt on death numbers'Have I shed tears? Oh, yeah': Dr Anthony Fauci on mental health, President Trump and the Covid-19 vaccineUS Election: Trump hints at firing Fauci at Miami rallyFauci warns of Covid-19 surge, offers blunt assessment of Trump's response … [Read more...] about Dr Anthony Fauci says Trump administration ‘rejected’ science, blocked his TV appearances
Trump moved to the Palm Beach, Florida, estate after his term ended last week. But without the cachet of the sitting president of the United States working at the estate, guests are finding Mar-a-Lago lost a step. There isn't any entertainment on the property during the pandemic, and Leamer added, "It's a sad place ... it's not what it was." … [Read more...] about Members are quitting ‘sad’ Mar-a-Lago after Trump loses
“It will really take a long time to restore global trust regarding American sincerity and being a force for good,” said Marie Kasperek, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. “The U.S. can’t continue to go it alone if they really want to have a long-term effect here.” … [Read more...] about Biden faces tough choices on trade after Trump