“No entity could receive legitimacy without the support, endorsement of his excellency Ahmad Massoud, because he is the source of legitimacy today,” said Ali Nazary, who represents Mr. Massoud in the United States. Mr. Massoud, the 32-year-old son of a legendary mujahedeen commander who led the fight against repeated SovietContinue Reading

“No entity could receive legitimacy without the support, endorsement of his excellency Ahmad Massoud, because he is the source of legitimacy today,” said Ali Nazary, who represents Mr. Massoud in the United States. Mr. Massoud, the 32-year-old son of a legendary mujahedeen commander who led the fight against repeated SovietContinue Reading

BERLIN — Germany’s former chancellor, Gerhard Schröder, a lobbyist for Russian energy companies and a personal friend to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, will lose his government-funded office because of his unwillingness to distance himself from Mr. Putin or to quit his posts, a German parliamentary budget committee decidedContinue Reading

The other lobbying effort in which Mr. Olson was involved occurred after Saudi Arabia, the Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar in 2017 and blocked flights and ships from Qatar from using their airspace and sea lanes. The rupture became an international crisis. American military officials hadContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Mike Pence turned up in Hungary last month to speak to a conference on conservative social values hosted by the far-right government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Jeff Sessions, the former attorney general, was another recent visitor. Tucker Carlson did his Fox News show fromContinue Reading