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Krishnadev Calamur is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees news coverage. He is a former editor and reporter at NPR and the author of Murder in Mumbai.
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White House's Pick to Lead Refugee Efforts Is a Critic of Immigration

May 31, 2018 When President Trump picked Ronald Mortensen to head the State Department office that coordinates the U.S. response to global refugee crises, he listed the nominee’s credentials that make him suitable for the job: Mortensen, a statement issued last week said, was a retired foreign service officer who had served in...

Syria Is Now In Charge of the UN's Disarmament Efforts. Really.

May 30, 2018 In ordinary times, the work of the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament, a UN body that negotiates international arms-control agreements, draws little attention. Then came this week’s news that Syria, a country with a well-known propensity for using chemical weapons against civilians, would assume the organization’s rotating, four-week presidency. The temporary...

Pompeo Declares Economic War on Iran

May 21, 2018 The Trump administration’s new strategy on Iran essentially amounts to economic war. In a speech on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed “unprecedented financial pressure in the form of the strongest sanctions in history” unless the Islamic Republic renounced all its nuclear activities, its ballistic missile program, and its...

Pompeo Declares Economic War on Iran

May 21, 2018 The Trump administration’s new strategy on Iran essentially amounts to economic war. In a speech on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed “unprecedented financial pressure in the form of the strongest sanctions in history” unless the Islamic Republic renounced all its nuclear activities, its ballistic missile program, and its...

Trump's First Big Breakthrough in North Korea Negotiations

May 9, 2018 President Trump announced Wednesday that three Americans who were detained in North Korea are now free, marking perhaps the most significant success so far in the Trump administration’s negotiations with the regime in Pyongyang. I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air...

Trump Rips Up a 'Decaying and Rotten Deal' With Iran

May 8, 2018 President Trump announced Tuesday that he would reimpose nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, setting the stage for a long-expected dismantling of the Obama-era nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. “I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal,” he said. “In a few moments, I...

Is Peace on the Horizon for Afghanistan?

March 28, 2018 Is it time for optimism in Afghanistan? On February 28, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered the Taliban peace talks without preconditions as a way to end the nearly two-decade-long conflict in his country. A month later, as delegates from more than 20 countries gathered in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan,...

How John Bolton Views US Allies and Adversaries

March 26, 2018 For someone who has spent the better part of three decades in Washington, John Bolton remains remarkably unchanged since his days in the Reagan administration. He is as strident about much of the world and its intentions as he was in the 1980s. He still rails against multilateral institutions, global...

A Short Guide to John Bolton's Government Career

March 23, 2018 It is only fitting that, within the same week the United States marks 15 years since the 2003 Iraq invasion, John Bolton has been named the president’s national security adviser. Bolton advocated for another U.S. invasion of Iraq, following the first Gulf War, as far back as the 1990s, when...

James Mattis Has Somehow Stayed on Trump's Good Side

March 14, 2018 President Trump undermined Rex Tillerson before firing him on Tuesday. He has railed against Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Twitter; chided H.R. McMaster, the national-security adviser, also on Twitter; and pushed back against claims by John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, that the border wall would never be...