Jonathan Landay

Analysis: Fate of Saudi journalist tests U.S.-Saudi relationship

11 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON Under pressure from Congress, the Trump administration faces a dilemma: how to respond to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi while ensuring that any punitive action does not alienate Riyadh, a key ally against Iran.

U.S. counterterrorism strategy puts new focus on Iran and proxies

05 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is giving greater priority to Iran and radical groups it backs in a new U.S. counterterrorism strategy document released on Thursday that further increases the pressure from Washington on Tehran.

Bolton 2.0: Trump’s tough guy on Iran picks his battles

04 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON Hanging on a wall in John Bolton's West Wing office is a memento of his proudest achievement as national security adviser: a framed copy of President Donald Trump's order to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal. | Video

Trump delays release of Russia probe documents

21 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said documents from the federal Russia probe would not immediately be released, just days after he ordered them to be made public, citing concerns by the U.S. Justice Department that doing so could harm the investigation.

Islamist militants adapted after losses: U.S. State Dept.

19 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON The State Department warned on Wednesday that Islamic State, al Qaeda and its affiliates have adapted by dispersing and becoming less vulnerable to military action after the United States and its partners made "major strides" against the armed Islamist groups last year.

Trump ex-campaign head Manafort changes mind, cooperates in Russia probe

15 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will cooperate with the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, a dramatic turnaround in a probe that the U.S. president derides as a political witch hunt. | Video

Pompeo says Saudi, UAE trying to avoid civilian harm in Yemen

13 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that he certified to Congress that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were working to reduce civilian casualties in Yemen, avoiding a limitation on U.S. help for its ally Saudi Arabia.

Exclusive: U.S. accuses China of 'super aggressive' spy campaign on LinkedIn

01 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON The United States' top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets, and the company should shut them down. | Video

Republicans 'cherry-picked' Russia probe documents to quiz U.S. official: Democrats

01 Sep 2018

WASHINGTON Democrats on Friday accused Republicans of "cherry-picking" and leaking portions of text messages and emails between a U.S. law enforcement official and a former British spy who investigated then-businessman Donald Trump's ties to the Russian government.

U.S. to bring back Khalilzad as special Afghanistan envoy - sources

23 Aug 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to tap Zalmay Khalilzad, an Afghan-born former U.S. ambassador to Kabul and Iraq, as his special envoy on Afghanistan, two U.S. officials said, the latest signal to the Taliban that the United States is serious about talks to end its longest war.

World News