Xiyue Wang’s imprisonment in Iran and later activism have been awkward for regime-aligned Princeton officials eager to move on from their former student
Two new books on Iran bring the lives of ordinary people and ruling ayatollahs into sharper relief
The new government wants to work closely with Washington, reduce Israel’s dependence on it, and prepare for military action. Can it have all three?
It will start without warning. And the consequences are likely to be enormous.
A new translation of the Bundahišn, the Zoroastrian Book of Creation, offers surprising insight into the cosmology of the Talmud
A recent agreement between Iraq, Egypt, and Jordan invites Iranian influence onto Israel’s previously stable flanks
After 45 years of winning elections, the Senate majority leader should have enough confidence in himself to oppose Biden’s Iran deal. Why doesn’t he?
In picking a mass murderer as his potential successor, Iran’s supreme leader hopes to make the United States a willing partner in the repression of his country’s people
By funding the failed Lebanese state and lifting sanctions on Iran, the United States is partnering with the world’s deadliest crime syndicate
In the Middle East, Biden is finishing what Obama started. And his top advisers are all on board.
Led by Trita Parsi and backed by Charles Koch and George Soros, the Quincy Institute seeks to redefine the contours of American foreign policy in the Middle East, China—and beyond
The U.S. secretary of state and his regional envoy Robert Malley played in the sandbox together as children in Paris but speak different languages when it comes to American foreign policy. The results may be the same.
A new biography of Iranian terror chief Qassem Soleimani
With ongoing Iranian backing, the Lebanese terror group is more determined than ever to deliver offensive blows inside Israeli territory
The American Orientalist Class attempts to paint a fantasy Middle Eastern landscape on the American canvas
How much should America pay to maintain the fraying fabric?
The authoritarian theocracy faces specific challenges in dealing with the coronavirus
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