Agents of Influence: Obama and his advisers, now seeking to shape his legacy, say they are proud they ditched the ‘Washington playbook’ and decided to stay out of the Sunni-Shia conflict in the Middle East. Only they didn’t. They intervened on behalf of Iran.
A brief history of the Islamic Republic’s assaults on journalism
Just as reporter Jason Rezaian was freed from two years in captivity, the paper of record was selling luxury tours to Tehran. Why?
After a heated session in Tehran, lawmakers pushed the bill forward in a victory for President Hassan Rouhani
A report from the first journalist from a pro-Israel, Jewish-American newspaper to be granted a visa into the Islamic Republic, is a whitewash that includes the myth of a ‘moderate’ Rouhani
Why the Iranian president faces a severe test from powerful hardline conservatives inside the Islamic Republic—and why the moderates may lose
Tehran University political scientist Sadegh Zibakalam dares to publicly oppose his regime’s foreign policy
But Facebook, which bought the free messaging service this year, isn’t banned
Gives press conference in front of Navy-intercepted rockets bound for Gaza
$400,000 unexpectedly delivered to the Dr. Sapir Hospital and Charity Center
The implications are far-reaching
Beijing proved masterful at enabling Pyongyang to expand its program, and did the same for Pakistan. Now it’s Tehran’s turn.
Plus U.S. may put Syria’s chemical weapons on a barge, and more in the news
Another trying week on Iran and its nuclear program draws to a close
The ‘ancient’ griffin—given by the U.S. to Iranian President Rouhani—probably doesn’t date back to earlier than 1999
Despite talk of a diplomatic thaw between Washington and Tehran, the U.S. is already locked in battle
Plus Israeli brain drain rates top in the West, and more in the news
Plus first Arab named ‘Righteous Among the Nations,’ and more in the news
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