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Elias Groll

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Past articles by Elias:

The U.S.-Iran Standoff Is Militarizing Cyberspace

Trump is keen on cyberattacks to retaliate against Tehran, but that could open Pandora’s box. → Read More

A Cautious Pentagon Presents Iran Military Options to Trump

Defense officials are urging covert action that could take down Iranian economic or military targets. → Read More

Trump Picks Low-Key Operative as National Security Advisor

The choice of Robert O’Brien to replace John Bolton reinforces Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s power in the Trump administration. → Read More

Trump Team Debates Response to Strikes on Saudi Oil

Pentagon is cautious as Riyadh requests additional U.S. forces. → Read More

What You Need to Know About the Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities

So far, attacks attributed to Iran haven’t resulted in a military confrontation with the United States. → Read More

Bolton Is Gone, but Tensions With Iran Remain High

The departure of Trump’s hawkish national security advisor raised hopes in Washington, but a sudden thaw with Tehran is unlikely. → Read More

Who’s on the Shortlist to Replace Bolton

A number of names have emerged as top contenders for the job, but at the end of the day, Trump will remain the decider-in-chief. → Read More

Trump’s National Security Team Splinters Over Taliban Meeting

Bolton’s pushback and Pentagon concerns over a potential deal with the Afghan insurgents helped convince the U.S. president to cancel the contentious summit. → Read More

The Long Road to Peace in Afghanistan

Khalilzad is said to be close to a deal with the Taliban that would pave the way for intra-Afghan talks. → Read More

Inside Kashmir’s Crisis—And What Happens Next

A scholar of Indian politics says Modi’s unilateral move to revoke the disputed territory’s status “suggests a willingness to flout basic norms of democracy.” → Read More

Scope of Russian Election Hacking Remains Unclear

Volume one of a long-awaited Senate report on Kremlin targeting of election systems finds all 50 states may have been targeted. → Read More

Mueller Fears Trump’s Embrace of Russian Interference Could Be a ‘New Normal’

In hours of grilling on Capitol Hill, the former U.S. special counsel reveals little new but issues a stark warning. → Read More

Trump Set to Sanction Turkey

The administration has settled on a package of sanctions to punish Ankara for buying a Russian missile system. → Read More

All the President’s Trolls

Donald Trump is gathering his favorite meme-makers and trolls for a White House summit. → Read More

Iran-Linked Hackers Said to Be Ready for Attacks on U.S. Targets

Even if real war doesn’t start, a cyberwar may soon be underway, experts say. → Read More

North Korea Talks in ‘Holding Pattern’ Over Key Word, U.S. Envoy Says

Biegun admits the two sides still can’t agree on what “denuclearization” means. → Read More

China Raises Threat of Rare-Earths Cutoff to U.S.

Beijing could slam every corner of the American economy, from oil refineries to wind turbines to jet engines, by banning exports of crucial minerals. → Read More

How Pro-Iran Hackers Spoofed FP and the News Media

Fake news articles and tweets sought to cast Saudi Arabia and other rivals of Tehran in a bad light. → Read More

U.S. Sends More Firepower to Counter Iran

National security experts warn the two countries may be headed toward a military confrontation. → Read More

Playing Cat and Mouse With Venezuela’s Internet Censors

In an effort to keep the military connected and protesters offline, Maduro embraces nimble internet censorship. → Read More