Posts Tagged

Iran

Hossein Derakhshan

What is it with the Harvard Kennedy School's penchant for celebrating dishonorable characters? First came a speaking invitation and fellowship for the traitor formerly known...
iran

The fact that Iran’s anti-regime protests appear to have died down is not a reason to relax the pressure on Tehran. On the contrary, it’s...
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

As anti-regime protesters meet with an increasingly violent response from the sources of authority in Iran, it seems that those in the West who supported...

The first COMMENTARY podcast of 2018 finds me, Noah Rothman, Sohrab Ahmari, and Abe Greenwald discussing the remarkable uprisings in Iran, the ways in which...
Iran students

The current uprising, then, poses a far more potent threat to mullah power than its previous iterations, because nationalism is a far more potent force than liberal-democratic aspiration.

Iran

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

Iran

North Korea’s demonstration of a ballistic missile capable of reaching most of the United States prompted gloomy commentary in Israel about the failure to halt...
donald trump

Almost a year into the Trump presidency, this administration’s foreign policy could be best described as confused. Reports suggest that the president is in a...

The Rouhani-as-reluctant-hard-liner theory is belied by the man’s long record in the Islamic Republic.

Saudi Arabia

Around this time of the year in 2010, a Tunisian fruit vendor's self-immolation triggered a tsunami of uprisings that soon engulfed much of the Middle...