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Gentlemen at War

Robert Slayton | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Kim Philby was at the core of the biggest spy scandal of the twentieth century. A member of Britain's elite upper class, he attended Eton and Cambridge; you can't go higher than that. Yet he decided to start spying for the USSR.

The Kurd Is the Word

Francis Levy | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Francis Levy

The New York Times reported on Robert Kagan's New Republic piece, "Superpowers Don't Get to Retire" (5/26/14), ("Events in Iraq Open Door for Interv...

Is Iran Nuclear Deal Good for Peace & Change?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

While the deal may still be unproven in curbing an Iranian nuclear bomb, will it prove more effective in bringing closer a new Iranian revolution or at least evolution?

Iran, Are you Serioulsy Suing for CIA Coup?

Maryam Zar | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Maryam Zar

Dear Iran, Let me be the first to congratulate you on joining the international community, and taking to the courts to air your grievances, rather than the streets where you usually settle the score.

Rewriting History So We Can Repeat It

Shawn Amoei | Posted 08.26.2012 | Books
Shawn Amoei

It's been said that the Middle East suffers from too much history. This is especially true of Iran where people have very long historical memories. Mindful of this fact, the right is trying to rewrite history so we can repeat it.

The Gulf Can't Deal with Iran Until Iran Deals with Itself

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The GCC is looking at an Iranian government that has lost a great deal of credibility, both locally and internationally, and has yet to figure out how to deal with itself.

CNN Praises a Dictator

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sanjeev Bery

Somehow, CNN.com is bestowing positive coverage upon the Shah and his son without once acknowledging the repressive practices of the Shah's regime.

CNN's Navarrette Gets Iran Wrong

Sanjeev Bery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sanjeev Bery

While tempting, the calls to get tougher with the Iranian government fail to consider the legacy of 25 years of U.S. intervention against Iranian democracy.

Khamenei Crosses the Rubicon, Becomes the 'Great Satan'

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Abrams

In order to understand the significance of Khamanei's decision, it helps to recall what the United States did in 1953 to earn the moniker of the "Great Satan".

Facing the Bushes' Iranian Whirlwind

Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman

The parallels between the stolen Iranian election of 2009 and the American of 2000 and 2004 are tempting. The histories -- and futures -- of the two nations are inseparable.

Obama: The Roger Federer of Politics

Scott Malcomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Malcomson

Each man raises the level of play with a cool focus and economy of gesture that make most other players look crude.