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Sohrab Ahmari

Sohrab Ahmari

Sohrab Ahmari is senior writer at Commentary.

immigration

Dear President Trump: COMMENTARY is a 73-year-old monthly magazine of serious conservative thought and opinion. So my colleagues and I are loath to publish obscenities, including on...
Iran

More than 1,700 arrests and at least two-dozen deaths later, the Tehran regime seems to have suppressed Iran's latest mass uprising. Scattered protests and skirmishes...
New York Times

Thomas Erdbrink is at it again. The New York Times Tehran bureau chief told readers in November that Donald Trump's tough rhetoric had pushed the Iranian people...
Iran

Slogans have shifted from joblessness and corruption to opposition to the Islamic Republic in toto.

Sweden

The firebombing of a synagogue in Gothenburg thrust Sweden's anti-Semitism crisis into global headlines. For years, Swedish Jews have lived in fear of such violence, which...
steve bannon

Roy Moore's defeat in Tuesday's special election in Alabama has many salutary effects. It ensures that a man credibly accused of preying on teenagers won't...
saudi arabia

Writing in these pages last month, I described Muhammad bin Salman's reform agenda in Saudi Arabia as "the real Arab Spring." The 32-year-old Saudi crown...
Jerusalem

The journalistic class is apoplectic over President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But conservatives, including those skeptical of this president, should add...
mike flynn

Something was off about Michael Flynn, the retired Army lieutenant general whose brief tenure as Donald Trump's first national security adviser has landed him in...
rex tillerson

The New York Times on Thursday reported that the Trump administration is preparing to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the coming weeks. The White House...
Washington metro

In May 2015, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) imposed a temporary ban on all "issues-oriented" political and religious advertising on its vehicles and inside...
pope francis

Pope Francis on Monday began the most fraught apostolic visit of his pontificate thus far, to Burma, where a Buddhist majority is waging a pogrom...