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
Israel came to Iran’s rescue decades ago—and might again be the Islamic republic’s best hope for avoiding catastrophe
From social media-based propaganda to Stuxnet-style attacks, here’s what to watch for in America’s engagement with the Islamic State and others
Why the Iranian president faces a severe test from powerful hardline conservatives inside the Islamic Republic—and why the moderates may lose
Over the years of negotiation, concession after concession from the West
The argument over the nuclear deal pits Israel’s paranoid essentialism against Obama’s reformist belief in the possibility of change
‘I normally am pretty tolerant to people who ask questions, but I’m not to your assumption.’
Would the Islamic Republic’s leaders really drop everything in pursuit of the apocalyptic goal of Jewish annihilation?
The fantasy is that sanctions halt economies. The reality is that enforcement requires tedious bookkeeping, painstaking forensic work, and the ability to stay a step ahead of experienced middlemen.
As Iran negotiates its nuclear deal, a look back at decades of debate by rabbis, politicians, and philosophers about the ethics of atomic warfare
Does the president understand the depths—and destructive implications—of the ayatollahs’ radical views on Jews?
Holocaust-denying rhetoric masks Nazi-like fantasies
Most students don’t even know who Thomas Pickering is