What is particularly dangerous in this latest flare-up is that Moscow and Ankara are strongly backing different horses.
For James Stavridis's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The problem with providing the F-35 to Arab states is it might erode Israel’s QME, a U.S. assurance that it will not sell its most advanced arms to Israel’s opponents.
Possible bite. While there is certainly justifiable "Middle East fatigue” in the U.S. today, now is not to time to withdraw.
This could be the first step toward a strategic coalition to check aggression from Iran.
There are several areas where both nations’ interests align, including climate change and, believe it or not, the Arctic.
The inferno on the USS Bonhomme Richard caps off a dismal run for the service.
The new ABCs of combat: autonomy, biotech and cyber.
Putting a price on American heads today is not at all like the U.S. arming anti-Soviet forces in Afghanistan.
The failed siege of Tripoli is an opening for peace, but only if the outside players end their proxy war.
U.S.-China tensions over trade and the coronavirus epidemic are playing out dangerously in contested waters.