In the fight over sanctions and the nuclear deal, how did the supposedly all-powerful pro-Israel lobby lose to the slick operatives of the National Iranian American Council?
Iran, Iraq, Gaza, Israel, Shia, Sunni, Muslim, Jew
Asking whether Jews in Iran are really free to celebrate
Disengagement from a region whose power structures are predicated on American management is a recipe for disaster
As the war in Syria deepens sectarian splits among Muslims, Iran’s choice to send rockets to Gaza is a sign the emperor has no clothes
Beijing proved masterful at enabling Pyongyang to expand its program, and did the same for Pakistan. Now it’s Tehran’s turn.
A wrinkle in the nuclear deal emerges, plus advice from Billy Joel
Administration still unconvinced of the danger of Iran’s regional ambitions
The prospect of an independent Kurdistan raises the possibility of renewing an alliance in Iran’s backyard
Dan Shadur talks about his new documentary about life under the Shah, and his parents’ golden years in Tehran
Plus Joan Rivers the octogenarian, Jonah Lehrer is back, and more
The unbelievable story of Israel’s last military diplomat in Iran
Ethnic minorities, backed by neighboring Arab countries, are ramping up assaults against the regime in Tehran
The news comes days after Valerie Jarrett was said to be involved in Iran negotiations
Naama Margolese—an 8-year-old Israeli girl taunted by ultra-Orthodox men who think she is immodest—is the new face of Jewish women’s rights
Thirty years after the Islamic Revolution made them exiles, the Persian Jews of Los Angeles are split in new ways by an old question: how much to hold on to religious and cultural traditions forged in a country that now hates them
Plus the ketubah is in, Birthright sex, and more
Plus START supporters hone in on AIPAC, and more
The consequences of bombing Iran
Times chief files from Tehran
Who’s the president, and how to react
As a teenager, Roya Hakakian fell hard for the Iranian Revolution. It may have betrayed her, but you never forget your first love.