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Is Israel Catching Up Too Late to a Major Strategic Threat from Iran?

The Jewish state confronts the possibility of a new front—or two—in its ongoing conflict with a hostile regional power on the rise

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Are North Korea and Iran Cooperating to Build Long-Range Weapons of Mass Destruction? An Assessment.

Iran Week: Here’s what we know about Iran’s secret ballistic missile and nuclear technological exchanges with the defiant rogue state of North Korea

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The Iranian Regime Makes War on Queers

Iran Week: Homosexuals and other sexual minorities face increasingly dire circumstances under the repressive Shiite theocracy

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The Iranian Intellectual Who Inspired the Islamic Revolution and Admired Israel

Iran Week: Jalal Al-e Ahmad’s astonishing and paradoxical account of his 1963 travels in the Holyland, newly translated and reissued as ‘The Israeli Republic’

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Trump’s Middle East Trip Was a Big, Surprising Success—and the Iranian Regime is Nervous

How the president’s photo-op diplomacy plays in Riyadh, Tehran, Beirut, Jerusalem, and back home in Trumpland

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Free Iran’s Mandela, Ayatollah Boroujerdi

The prominent cleric spent 11 years in prison for preaching religious tolerance, equality, and non-violence inside the repressive theocracy

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The Lebanese Prime Minister Is Stuck, and He’s Improvising

As Saad Hariri seeks international support, he’s aligning closer with Hezbollah and Assad in Syria

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Why Everything You Think You Know About Foreign Policy Is Wrong

How Gladwellian Internet ‘hot takes’ fueled the new echo-chamber press that enabled Obama’s foreign policy—and still rules Washington

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Trita Parsi’s Accusations Over Kansas Shooting Are the Least of NIAC’s Problems

The National Iranian American Council president co-wrote an article arguing that a small group of people—all of them Jewish—pushed war with Iran and therefore bear some responsibility in a Missouri killing

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Syrian Refugees Are the New Jews. So Who Are the Nazis?

Invoking the Holocaust, and comparing the persecution of Jews to that of Syrian refugees, has become a consensus take. But no one has bothered to identify the murderous culprit.

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Rafsanjani’s Thorny Legacy

The former Iranian president, who died last Sunday, was once indicted in connection to the 1994 AMIA bombing—the deadliest massacre of Jews anywhere since World War II

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Alberto Nisman Lost His Life. But He May Win His Case.

As former President Cristina Kirchner heads for prison, Argentina may finally hold Iran accountable for the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Center in Buenos Aires. Excerpts from the revealing Argentine book, ‘Nisman Must Die.’

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Trump’s Iran Deal Trap: ‘Renegotiation’ vs. ‘Enforcement’

Why the new Commander-in-Chief has few good options for rebuilding the Middle East order that Obama negotiated away

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Iran’s Alleged Money-Laundering Arrangement With Venezuela

‘Bloomberg’ reports that Venezuela’s state oil company dramatically overpaid an Iranian construction firm for a project largely organized as a means of delivering foreign currency to the Iranian government

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Wise Up

How American Jews are wooed with meaningless gestures

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Should U.S. Female Chess Champion Nazí Paikidze Be Forced To Wear a Hijab?

An intensely important debate has seized the chess world because a top female player is refusing to compete in next year’s world championship in Iran

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In N.J. Congressional Race, a Political Role Reversal

The Republican looks to Tehran, while the Democrat defends Israel 

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Persian Heretics and Heresies

Patricia Crone, the late scholar of Islam, fearlessly and rigorously explored the origins of Iran’s influential and mystical version of the religion

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Argentine Federal Judge Wants Iran’s Former Foreign Minister Arrested Over 1994 AMIA Bombing

A federal judge has requested Malaysia and Singapore extradite Alí Akbar Velayati, who is an adviser to Ayatollah Khamenei

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A Masterful Account of Humiliation and Despair

Robert F. Worth’s ‘A Rage for Order’ brings the broad disappointments of the Arab Spring to the human level

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Will Tehran Be Given Access to the U.S. Dollar?

In one debate surrounding the JCPOA, it’s all about the Benjamins

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Was Iran Involved in Sept. 11? A Federal Judge Awards Victims $10.5 Billion in Damages.

But the Obama Administration bets $100 billion that Iran is innocent

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Argentine Prosecutor Asserts Alberto Nisman Was Murdered. Now, to Find His Killers.

All evidence points to foul play, and reason suggests responsibility falls upon both Iran and Argentina

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America Makes a U-Turn in the Middle East

Obama’s long game is a complete restructuring of the balance of power in the region—but with what results?

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Obama’s Make-Believe Peace With Iran Ushers in a Wild 2016 in the Middle East

Why the president’s foreign policy of leaving U.S. allies out in the cold will make it very hard for the next president to maintain American influence

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Stop Worrying About Israel

The Jewish State ‘has never been in a better strategic position than where it is today’

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Iran Builds Replica of the Dome of the Rock, Then Simulates Capturing It

Unhinged anti-Israel demonstration or the best bar mitzvah theme ever?

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The Middle East Has Fractured. Is Europe Next? A Tablet Roundtable Discussion.

Elliott Abrams, Paul Berman, Robert Blecher, Hanin Ghaddar, Edward Luttwak, Lee Smith, Nathan Thrall, and Robert F. Worth on Syria and Iran, Hezbollah and the Islamic State, France and Russia, Obama and Netanyahu, Jihad and Cold War, and the future of the West

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Do Iranian Clerics Dream of Eliminating Israel?

The enlightened-benighted paradoxes of the Shia state have deep roots, and relations with Jews are at a historical nadir

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