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Sohrab Ahmari

Sohrab Ahmari

Sohrab Ahmari is senior writer at Commentary.

peace prize

By Nobel Peace Prize standards, this year's award to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, or ICAN, wasn't that terrible. At least the prize...
aclu

The rising tide of anti-free speech sentiment on the American left has engulfed the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU’s principled position on the First...
Uber

Soon after last summer's U.K. vote to leave the European Union, London Mayor Sadiq Khan launched a publicity campaign to reassure investors that his city...
Kurdistan

The Kurds have been a people without a state for centuries. Monday’s independence referendum in northern Iraq’s Kurdish zone is an important step toward rectifying...
donald trump

President Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, and it was a triumph. The speech offered the clearest sign yet...
terrorism

At least 22 people were injured after an improvised explosive device detonated aboard a London Underground train on Friday. The crude bomb--apparently contained in a...
samantha power

People who served in the Obama administration are raiding the repositories of Holocaust memory, seeking Syrian absolution. Earlier this month came a Holocaust Museum computational “study”...
israel

In the months after 9/11, George W. Bush warned Americans to prepare for a long twilight conflict. The 16th anniversary of the attacks provides grim...
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...