Commentators don’t oppose the missile strikes per se but worry the American acted for the wrong reasons.
Analysis and commentary about Donald Trump’s first direct military action against Bashar al-Assad.
The Syrian dictator is not going to help defeat the self-declared caliphate. He helped create it.
The new president seems ignorant of the past and mistakes NATO’s 2-percent spending goal for loyalty.
Donald Trump’s plan to “bomb the hell” out of the Islamic State has been wisely toned down by his generals.
What is happening in South Sudan has happened the world over: factions fight for power with no end in sight.
Syria could become a patchwork of Russian, Turkish and American-backed enclaves.
Donald Trump’s defense chief warns that America might take a step back unless its allies spend more.
Pushing the Islamic State out of Mosul could bring more destruction to the capitals of Europe.
A policy of “America First” would leave everybody worse off, except maybe China, Iran and Russia.
Now comes the time for battle against the remaining jihadists, coupled with Turkey’s war against the Kurds.
The EU proposes to fund defense research while Belgium and the Netherlands pool the acquisition of new ships.