The Iran deal was never meant to stop Iran from building a bomb—it was supposed to delay it until disaster happened on someone else’s watch
By taking decisive action against Soleimani, Trump showed that Iran’s power is an illusion generated by D.C.’s willingness to look the other way
Donald Trump cuts off Iran’s terror arm in Iraq, while Israel braces for Iranian retaliation
Iran’s government effectively shut down the country’s internet to repress a popular protest movement. But how long can that last?
Iran’s plans for regional hegemony depend on being seen as the protector of loyal Shiite Muslims—but those are exactly the people leading mass protests against Iranian domination in Iraq and Lebanon
But being right in Washington has a price
An excerpt from Seth Frantzman’s forthcoming book, ‘After ISIS: America, Iran and the Struggle for the Middle East’
Obama’s attempt to make Tehran an ally against ISIS has backfired. Trump needs to ditch that approach to keep Iran in check and prevent an ISIS resurgence.
For years, the terrorist organization duped the expert class into believing it was peacefully evolving. Now that many have wised up, new and more dangerous fictions emerge.
Any Israeli withdrawal to the shores of the Kinneret guarantees a structural instability which, sooner or later, will require American military intervention
The roots and legacy of Iranian resentment of the West, part of a weeklong look at 40 years of the revolution
Face to face with the challenges of living a double life under the Iranian theocracy
The PLO’s greatest single contribution to the Iranian Revolution was the formation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, but the Palestinian leader’s involvement with Iran didn’t end there
In the 40 years after the Iranian Revolution, some women memoirists came to see obedience as the opposite of goodness
How Jewish musicians preserved—and are now saving—Persian music
In an excerpt from a new history of 20th-century Iran, the neglected story of the Jewish revolutionaries who participated in—or adapted to—the sweeping changes of 1979
Introducing Tablet’s week-long series on the 40th anniversary of the Khomeinist revolution in Iran
The horror and hope undergirding Jewish life in post-Revolution Iran
The nonstate Houthis used an Iranian-model drone to attack the Yemeni military’s top brass in a preview of how the next wars in the Middle East will be fought
The mullahs have all the time in the world. Donald Trump does not.
What lies beneath seven years of Israeli rhetoric about Iran?
How President Donald Trump has been forthright about the actual drivers of American policy in the Middle East
From Tabriz to Albany, Anna Kaplan has arrived as a rising name in politics
Only a couple of months away in 2015, according to a new report
Episode 158: Iranian political refugee Shay Khatiri on raising $1.2 million for Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, and A.J. Jacobs on his new book about gratitude
A surprise visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Oman last month reveals the Jewish state’s shifting foreign policy
Why Germany seeks to increase trade with a murderous theocracy bent on Israel’s destruction
A dispatch from the Golan Heights, where the Jewish state’s confounding political and military policy plays out in the lives of Syrians looking for hope of any kind
In a speech last week Bibi celebrated strength and power, but to what end?
The idea of a new status quo in which Iran entrenches itself in Syria while Russia positions itself as an honest broker should be a strategic nightmare for Israel