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Sohrab Ahmari

Sohrab Ahmari

Sohrab Ahmari is senior writer at Commentary.

Russia

It should be a familiar routine by now: Vladimir Putin offers an apparent diplomatic breakthrough in eastern Ukraine. Western negotiators get overexcited; the peace-shuttling commences; an...

Last week's CBS News report on the virtual eradication of Down Syndrome in Iceland shed rare and necessary light on the growing threats to the...
hate speech

Censors are always looking for fresh opportunities to censor. So they relish moments of ideological ferment, antagonism, and intemperateness. At such times, people are more...
Jerry Falwell jr.

How far–how low–do religious leaders end up going when they decide that, in public life, the end justifies any means? Consider the case of Jerry...
Euthanasia

The State Department on Tuesday released its annual International Religious Freedom Report, and the grim upshot was that people of faith face persecution around the...
Donald Trump

It took fewer than 12 hours for Donald Trump to effectively retract his condemnation of the white nationalists behind the weekend bloodshed in Charlottesville, Virginia. Amid...

Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini bangs his fists on the table. “Gentlemen, gentlemen!” he says. “If we do nothing else this week, we must conceive at least...

As Barack Obama’s presidency stretches into its final quarter, relations between the United States and Israel have reached the breaking point. Having come into office...

In This Arab Time: The Pursuit of DeliveranceBy Fouad AjamiHoover Institution Press, 248 pages Last Fall, while I was on a reporting trip in southern Spain,...