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Middle East

bds

Even if they have suffered some recent setbacks among academic umbrella groups, the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement is an increasingly loud presence on...
Israel

A review of a comedy of manners set in England in the 1920s wouldn’t seem the obvious place to look to understand why the average...
sunni

As representatives of 68 countries participating in the global coalition to defeat the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) meet in Washington, a number of plans...
turkey

In authoritarian countries, symbolism matters. As press freedom declines, journalists and analysts pay attention to the window dressing: Who is sitting with whom at the...
Qassem Soleimani

The Qods Force is the elite unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps charged with exporting Iran’s revolution. In practical terms, this means terror sponsorship...
Iran

A month ago, news broke that Iran planned to purchase 950 tons of yellowcake from Kazakhstan. Here’s Radio Free Europe, for example: Iran says it has...
niac

The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) has long been sensitive about accusations that it acts as, at best, a de facto lobby for the Islamic...
human rights

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the Trump Administration’s plan to slash funding for the State Department, so I’d like to offer my...
Iran

The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was supposed to mitigate the threat Iran’s nuclear program posed and thereby, according to the deal’s supporters,...
Iran

Iranian politicians may already be jockeying for the Islamic Republic’s June presidential race, but that election remains a sideshow to the real power in Iran:...
Israel

I’m not naïve enough to think that better PR would solve all of Israel’s international relations problems. But there’s no question that incompetent PR makes...
iran

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran’s foreign minister, took to Twitter earlier this week to castigate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for propagating what Zarif termed “fake...