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Iran

bahrain

The Islamic Republic of Iran has gotten away with murder. Or, more accurately when Iran’s proxy wars in Syria and Yemen are considered, hundreds of...
peace

It was a shock to the status quo on Tuesday when, standing beside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump abandoned decades of U.S....
Kleptocracy

Vladimir Putin in Russia. Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey. North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Iraqi Kurdistan’s Masoud Barzani. Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. The late...
Rafsanjani

The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) and its partners came out in force against President Donald Trump’s attempt to suspend entry and immigration from seven...
iran

Throughout the Cold War, deterrence formed the backbone of U.S. security doctrine. Whether it was the North Atlantic Treaty Organization more broadly or, specifically, the...
Iran

One of the worst fictions created by Barack Obama and Ben Rhodes, his deputy national security advisor for strategic communication, was that the Joint Comprehensive Plan...
russia

Americans knew that business as usual in Washington would change when Donald Trump took office. The form that change would take remains, for the most...
russia

The Trump administration’s worldview was always inherently contradictory.  Some ranking Trump administration officials want to correct for what they see as the Obama administration’s recklessly...
Iran

Ukrainian authorities have reportedly seized a shipment of Russian missiles bound for Iran. According to al-Arabiya: Ukraine has announced that it has seized an airplane destined...
Iran

Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, an influential Iranian politician who over the course of his career held just about every major political post the Islamic Republic...
Iraq

One of the most controversial aspects of Iraq’s campaign against the Islamic State has been the role of the Popular Mobilization Units (also referred to...
Intelligence

“If Putin likes Donald Trump, I consider that an asset; not a liability,” Donald Trump averred. Many Americans with only hazy memories of the Cold...