Opinion: With Taliban, Pak Settles Old Scores Against US

Opinion: With Taliban, Pak Settles Old Scores Against US

Eli Lake, Bloomberg | Friday September 10, 2021

As Washington ponders how the U.S. lost its longest war in Afghanistan, it's worth considering another question: Who won the war?

Opinion: US Stands With Qatar's Foes, And Sells Arms To Qatar

Opinion: US Stands With Qatar's Foes, And Sells Arms To Qatar

Eli Lake, Bloomberg | Saturday June 17, 2017

You would be forgiven for thinking the U.S. backs Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in their current standoff against Qatar. President Donald Trump himself has taken the Saudis' line against their fellow Gulf monarchy, tweeting last week that Arab leaders all pointed to Qatar as a serial financier of terrorism.

Opinion: When Clues Nearly Led The FBI To America's Favorite Saudi

Opinion: When Clues Nearly Led The FBI To America's Favorite Saudi

Eli Lake, Bloomberg | Monday July 18, 2016

For anyone who remembers Washington in the 1980s and 1990s, the Saudi ambassador at the time was something of a legend. Prince Bandar bin Sultan seemed to know everybody. He was close friends with both Bush presidents and enjoyed warm ties with President Bill Clinton.

Opinion: Pakistan Has A China Connection To Nuclear Trouble

Opinion: Pakistan Has A China Connection To Nuclear Trouble

Eli Lake, Bloomberg | Wednesday April 27, 2016

Pakistan held its annual military day parade and displayed its new medium-range nuclear missiles last month, and it barely made a splash in Washington. But at least one analyst was paying close attention.