Post Archive

November 2011

I certainly have fond memories of the British embassy in Tehran. When I first went to the Islamic Republic for language study and dissertation research,...

The noose is tightening around Bashar al-Assad's neck. Not only has he been abandoned by his erstwhile interlocutors in the West, he has even been...

Pakistan’s anti-Americanism is certainly scary, but it is hardly new. When I went to Pakistan last year to interview former ISI leaders, senior diplomats, and...

Yesterday’s explosion at a facility in Isfahan, Iran is the sort of vague story that inspires hope the Islamic republic’s nuclear weapons program can be stopped....

After the U.S. instituted a travel ban against the Russian officials involved in the death of Sergei Magnitsky, Russia responded with its own visa “blacklist”...

Right now there's an intense debate among Republicans and conservatives when it comes to who would be the better nominee, Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney....

Is Herman Cain reassessing his candidacy? That’s what Robert Costa’s reporting, and Cain's campaign chief Mark Block apparently confirmed it with ABC. It sounds like we’ll...

Chris Christie shows why he’s going to be a key asset to Mitt Romney on the campaign trail, cutting through President Obama’s “adult-in-the-room” nonsense with...

Hundreds of enraged Pakistanis took to the streets across the country Sunday, burning an effigy of President Obama and setting fire to American flags after...

On this day 64 years ago, Amos Oz was an eight-year old boy in Jerusalem, up after midnight to watch the large crowd outside his...

I’d like to add to Noah’s excellent post yesterday, in which he described how the “human rights community” has become infected with the moral rot of...

The political/intellectual ground may be shifting beneath our feet. According to the New York Times, members of Congress from both parties told the so-called supercommittee that...