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Iraq in the Rearview Mirror

Published on March 21st, 2013 | by James Russell

by James A. Russell As the country makes a half-hearted attempt to sort through the wreckage of its experience in Iraq 10 years later, the country would do well to remind itself of a few central ... Read More



Clanging Symbols: Obama’s 50 Hours in Israel

Published on March 20th, 2013 | by Marsha B. Cohen

by Marsha B. Cohen US President Barack Obama has arrived in Israel. Greeted by Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu (who wore a blue tie that almost exactly matched Obama’s), the US president ... Read More



Q&A on the Iranian Nuclear Crisis with Yousaf Butt

Published on March 20th, 2013 | by Jasmin Ramsey

by Jasmin Ramsey It’s not unusual for evidence supposedly indicating an Iranian nuclear weapons program to be leaked to the press, but how credible is that evidence and how should the press be handling it? For ... Read More


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Is President Obama listening to Iranian-Americans, too?

Published on March 19th, 2013 | by Jasmin Ramsey

It’s the Iranian New Year (Nowruz) and on this day I’m missing my family, as well as thinking of the millions of Iranians who are dealing with the allegedly unintended consequences of the US-led sanctions regime ... Read More



“The fall of Assad will be a blow to Iran”

Published on March 19th, 2013 | by Jasmin Ramsey

by Jasmin Ramsey We’ve been hearing that line, or variations of it, since people in the US began taking the uprising in Syria seriously. But what exactly does that statement mean? It sounds simple enough: the ... Read More



Iraq War Motives, Ten Years Later

Published on March 19th, 2013 | by Daniel Luban

by Daniel Luban This week, as you’ve probably heard, marks the ten year anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq. Most people who have commented on the milestone have agreed that the war was a catastrophic ... Read More

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