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Jeffrey Goldberg

Jeffrey Goldberg
Jeffrey Goldberg is editor in chief of The Atlantic.
Ideas

The Abraham Accords: Who Benefits?

From authoritarian leaders to White House aides to the Palestinians, tallying the winners and losers of the new agreement.

Ideas

Alexander Vindman: Trump Is Putin’s ‘Useful Idiot’

In his first interview, a key witness in the impeachment trial says Trump goes out of his way to try to please the Russian president.

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Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

The president has repeatedly disparaged the intelligence of service members, and asked that wounded veterans be kept out of military parades, multiple sources tell The Atlantic.

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James Mattis Denounces Trump as a Threat to the Constitution

In an extraordinary condemnation, the former defense secretary backs protesters and says the president is trying to turn Americans against one another.

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The Man Who Couldn’t Take It Anymore

“I had no choice but to leave,” James Mattis says of his decision to resign as President Trump’s secretary of defense.

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A Senior White House Official Defines the Trump Doctrine: ‘We’re America, Bitch’

The president believes that the United States owes nothing to anyone—especially its allies.

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Saudi Crown Prince: Iran's Supreme Leader 'Makes Hitler Look Good'

In a wide-ranging conversation, Prince Mohammed bin Salman also recognized the Jewish people’s right to “their own land.”

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The Obama Doctrine, R.I.P.

Under pressure to respond to Assad’s use of chemical weapons, Trump reached for the same playbook that his predecessor resisted opening.

Policy

'Even a Shining City on a Hill Needs Walls': Senator Tom Cotton

A Republican hawk acclimates to the Trump presidency—and threatens to reconsider the One China policy.

Policy

Willing to Turn His Back on NATO, Trump Fulfills Putin’s Dearest Wish

The GOP nominee is making it clear that, as president, he would allow Russia to advance its hegemonic interests across Europe and the Middle East.

Policy

Is There a Hillary Doctrine?

A conversation with Mark Landler about the foreign-policy differences between Obama and his former secretary of state.

Ideas

There Are No Good Alternatives to the US-Saudi Relationship

Obama’s former Mideast advisor also says the administration did just enough in Syria to perpetuate the conflict without resolving it.

Ideas

Obama's 'Red Line' That Wasn't

Inside the president’s last-minute decision not to bomb Syria in 2013.

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The Obama Doctrine

The U.S. president talks through his hardest decisions about America’s role in the world.

Threats

Carter: Gulf Allies Need Better Special Operators, Ground Forces More Than 'Fancy' Jets

In an interview, the U.S. defense secretary says America’s Arab allies need fewer high-end fighter jets and more training of ground forces and special-operations troops.

Policy

Can the US Military Help the White House and Israel Move Beyond Iran?

The Iran-inspired breakdown in relations between Obama and Bibi has meant that Defense Secretary Ash Carter is now point man on maintaining the relationship.

Ideas

10 Responses to Iran-Deal Skeptics

The top lobbyist for the agreement, along with John Kerry’s former chief of staff, tackle a prominent critic’s questions for President Obama.

Policy

10 Questions for President Obama About the Iran Deal

It is not too late to strengthen the nuclear agreement, a prominent critic says.

Policy

How President Marco Rubio Would Undo the Iran Deal

The Florida senator doesn't think Congress can block the deal, which he thinks Tehran will disregard and exploit. So here's what he'd do if he gets to the Oval Office.

Policy

An Iran-Deal Skeptic Becomes a Supporter

California Representative Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has decided to come out in favor of the nuclear agreement.