Trump’s Tropes About Iran Do Not Replace Facts

Jul 29, 2019

In an article on Fair Observer that attempts to analyze the latest developments inside Iran, Irina Tsukerman not only claims to understand a truth the rest of the media apparently have no access to, but in the subtitle to the article reveals her ideological bias: “A witch-hunt against real or...

Iran’s Spy Scandal Exposes the Regime’s Insecurity
Jul 25, 2019

Iran's Spy Scandal Exposes the Regime's Insecurity

On Iran, It’s Trump vs. Trump
Jul 17, 2019

On Iran, It’s Trump vs. Trump

Let’s Compare Iran’s Threat to a Few Others
Jun 25, 2019

Let’s Compare Iran’s Threat to a Few Others

It’s Time the World Wakes Up to Iran’s Threat

It's Time the World Wakes Up to Iran’s Threat

Jun 21, 2019

Attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman are an effort to signal to the rest of the world that no one is beyond Iran’s reach. There is a tendency in Western policymaking circles to view the consequences of Iran’s actions as being confined to the Middle East. Recent attacks on oil...

Iran Has Learned How to Play Trump

Iran Has Learned How to Play Trump

Jun 19, 2019

Iran’s attacks on oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz were a sacrifice to lure Washington into a draw. Iran’s botched operation in the Strait of Hormuz, in which the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) navy nearly got caught in the act of mining two tankers, brought the world to the brink...

For Iran, Options Are Few and Prospects Are Grim

For Iran, Options Are Few and Prospects Are Grim

Jun 18, 2019

After last week’s tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman, Tehran will need to undertake a sober assessment of its options, which are few, and its prospects, which only get worse. Last week’s attacks on two oil tankers outside the Strait of Hormuz show that for now Tehran is choosing from a very...

A War with US Will Destroy Iran’s Reformist Movement

A War with US Will Destroy Iran’s Reformist Movement

Jun 04, 2019

The portrayal of the United States as a hostile adversary has helped hard-line conservatives to maintain their position within Iran's political system over the past 40 years. In the first week of May, the Trump administration accelerated the deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group to the...

The Mecca Summits: Is Something Going On?

The Mecca Summits: Is Something Going On?

Jun 01, 2019

For three days starting May 30, Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz hosts Arab and Muslim leaders of countries comprising the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Arab League and Organization of the Islamic Conference. The gathering was ostensibly called to address the region’s many issues, inter alia,...

The US Policy against Iran Is Strategically Illogical

The US Policy against Iran Is Strategically Illogical

May 14, 2019

The Trump administration remains seemingly undecided on what its goals on Iran really are. Hostility between the United States and Iran has evolved ever since Washington withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — the nuclear deal agreed between the Iranians and the P5+1 group...

The End of the Iran Nuclear Deal

The End of the Iran Nuclear Deal

May 10, 2019

Iran’s economy is set to plunge and the much strained JCPOA with it. But the Islamic Republic will likely remain defiant. Iran’s announcement on May 8 that it will “partially” withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — aka the Iran nuclear deal concluded in 2015...

The Case for Being Better Parents

The Case for Being Better Parents

Jul 14, 2018

Unless we reorient our attitudes toward children, our race will end up so gutted of its decency that it will matter little whether it physically survives or not. You need not switch on your TV to picture in your mind a child running across a battle-scarred terrain, while snipers try to shoot him...

Get Ready To Be Inspired By These Successful Muslim Women

Get Ready To Be Inspired By These Successful Muslim Women

Oct 20, 2017

There is no shortage of Muslim women to inspire, encourage and motivate. It’s 2017 and Muslim women across the globe are breaking stereotypes. No matter where they are located or what industry they are involved in — sport, fashion or politics — they are getting themselves known and setting...

The Art of the Celebrity Pecking Order

The Art of the Celebrity Pecking Order

Sep 08, 2017

With the seemingly endless celebrities populating our culture, why limit them to A- and B-list hierarchies? On September 6, People magazine broke the news that the surrogate hired by Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West, to carry their third child is pregnant. Not news to rival the...

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