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Sohrab Ahmari

Sohrab Ahmari

Sohrab Ahmari is senior writer at Commentary.

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,...

The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in RetreatBy Vali NasrDoubleday, 320 pages Hell hath no fury like a government staffer scorned. Every U.S. administration suffers its share...

Radical: Fighting to Put Students FirstBy Michelle Rhee, Harper, 286 pages In 2007, Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty tapped Michelle Rhee to be chancellor of district...

Every year since taking office, Barack Obama has transmitted a video message of goodwill to Iran over YouTube, hoping his earnestness, eloquence, and quotations from...

Lamenting the illiberal fruit of the Arab Spring has become a favorite pastime of the Western commentariat. A year and a half after the movement’s...

After simmering in low-intensity form for more than three decades, tensions between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the international community are reaching their boiling...