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Eli Lake

Bloomberg View columnist

Eli Lake is a Bloomberg View columnist who writes about politics and foreign affairs.

Eli Lake
10 Apr 2019

Trump offers clarity on Iran's terrorist aims

For more than 30 years, successive US administrations have called Iran what it is: a state sponsor of terrorism. Leaders of its military and intelligence agencies have been sanctioned, while the terror groups Iran supports have faced military action as well as sanctions.

10 Apr 2019 15
7 Feb 2019

Price of the summit

Trump advisers are stating the US is willing to relax some sanctions in return for North Korean disarmament progress - going against sanctions logic.

7 Feb 2019
Price of the summit
11 Oct 2018

Haley vs Trump

Nikki Haley proved it's possible to speak plainly about bad guys and still gain their cooperation, a lesson her soon-to-be-former boss might take to heart.

11 Oct 2018
16 May 2018

Wrong to ignore rights

Mr Trump needs two agreements from Mr Kim when they meet in Singapore: a nuclear one and an agreement on human rights.

16 May 2018
Wrong to ignore rights
30 Apr 2018

Korean peace trap

The problem with the North-South communique is that it creates a sickening parity that equates a vibrant democratic republic with a totalitarian slave state.

30 Apr 2018 2
Korean peace trap
10 Apr 2018

Syria and the US

If the past is a prelude, we should expect a US strike sometime soon against Syrian airfields.

10 Apr 2018
Syria and the US
18 Jan 2018

Abbas' rant

The Palestinian president supports pay for terrorists and urges the Organisation of the Islamic Conference to reconsider its recognition of Israel.

18 Jan 2018
18 Aug 2017

Weak fascism

From the anarchists at the turn of the 20th century to the Weather Underground of the 1970s, radical movements have failed and the US white supremacists won't prevail.

18 Aug 2017 9
26 Jun 2017

The terrorists' helper

The man who says Al-Jazeera aids terrorists should know. He is the former Cairo bureau chief for the Qatari-funded network, and an accused terrorist.

26 Jun 2017
The terrorists' helper
23 May 2017

Fake election, fake reformer

It's understandable that Iranians forced to live under the thumb of the mullahs voted for the least-worst option but outsiders must never lose sight of a better Iran.

23 May 2017
Fake election, fake reformer