DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 3, 2017
While at least three prominent European politicians seize on US President Donald Trump as a punching bag, they are pragmatic enough to copycat his tactics and slogans for boosting their chances to get elected.
DEBKAfile Special Report May 10, 2017
James B. Comey was six and-a-half years into his ten-year tenure as FBI Director, when he was suddenly fired on Tuesday, May 9, by President Donald Trump. It comes in the middle of a congressional probe into Russia’s interference in the presidential election and the Trump campaign’s alleged involvement. The Democrats said his dismissal “raises profound questions about White House interference” in the probe. They are preparing to demand a special prosecutor into the charge, hoping it will lead to his impeachment.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2017
Moscow took Assad and Tehran by surprise with a dark horse for opposition leader.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016
US intelligence failed to prove Russian intelligence influenced the US election.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 17, 2016
Unlike Clinton, Trump’s security and intelligence aides prefer Erdogan to his foe Gulen.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2016
The US president-elect on Syria and Iraq: “We need different thinking in this country.”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2016
How all the traditional polls crashed except for two surveys which used novel methods.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 7, 2016
Bipartisan congressional committees are likely to spend years scrutinizing the allegations of Hillary Clinton’s email misuse and abuse of her office as Secretary of State to benefit the Clinton Foundation.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 1, 2016
Whoever is elected US president on Nov. 8, he or she will face a pressing need to rebuild America’s fences in most parts of the world, including the Middle East. debkafile reviews the problems facing each of them.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 4, 2016
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange exploded the bubble of widely touted leaks for upending the US election at his videoconference in Berlin Tuesday, Oct. 4, by a strangely anemic appearance. There were no revelations only vague promises of a million leaked documents on the US election, three governments, oil and Google.
DEBKAfile Special Report September 27, 2016
The first direct face-off between the two US presidential candidates Tuesday, Sept. 27 ended in a slight edge for the Democrats’ Hillary Clinton versus Republican Donald Trump. But the score was not decisive enough to radically change the close tie prevailing in the polls when the contenders took the stage
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 22, 2016
Once out of the Mid East, the US can’t come to grips with the jihadists.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 5, 2016
Instead of grappling with global crises, the G20 summit is revealed as a platform for a further plunge in the cold war relations revived afresh between the United States and Russia.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016
His new air base in Iran for air strikes in Syria is a major game-changer.
DEBKAfile Special Expose August 6, 2016
The nuclear accord signed a year ago with Iran has become a hot US presidential campaign issue. On Thursday, Aug. 4, US President Barack Obama speaking at the Pentagon said the agreement “has worked exactly the way we said it would,” and even “Israeli defense officials are behind [it].” His contention was countered by the Israeli defense establishment in Tel Aviv.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016
Their first clash will center on Bashar Assad - in contrast to the Obama bid for partnership.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 26, 2016
debkafile's intelligence and cyber defense sources:The hacking and leak of 20,000 DNC emails were almost certainly not carried out by Russian intelligence, more likely by party opponents of Hillary Clinton.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 4, 2016
On Friday, June 3, less than 24 hours after Clinton’s foreign policy speech, Iran’s leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei celebrated his victory over American policy, saying: Iran has many small and big enemies, but foremost among them are America and Britain. “Any cooperation with the US,” he said, “is an act against Iran’s independence.”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 7, 2016
US Vice President Joe Biden will start his five-day Middle East tour in Israel Tuesday, March 8, by presenting the multibillion financial and defense aid package promised by the Obama administration to redress the imbalance in Israeli security generated by the nuclear deal with Iran. debkafile’s sources report that Prime Minister’s Binyamin Netanyahu was quietly tipped by Biden’s close circle that he may decide to use the handover of this package as the opening shot of his run for the Democratic presidential nomination.