The path to disaster.
Lethality beyond the pale.
When it comes to Israel, Palestine, and Iran, it could all come crashing down.
I thought about her son in Tehran and if he were still alive, what he would do to Sheila. Lying in bed, I replayed the scene from earlier that day and wished that I’d answered Sheila’s blows with punches of my own, wished that I’d defended Mrs. Azam.
What you don’t know can hurt you.
Why the invasion of Iraq was the single worst foreign policy decision in American history.
The public execution of two petty thieves sends a message to Tehran’s artists and intellectuals. A dispatch from the gallows.
Dubious sources lead to a vast overestimation of Iran’s intelligence agency.
Would a President Mitt Romney be primed for military action in Iran?
This was Clyde’s third Ramadan, but his first alone.
Justin Elliott: Watergate Journalist Carl Bernstein Spoke at Event Supporting Iranian ‘Terrorist’ GroupSeptember 2012
Bernstein was paid $12,000 for remarks in which he challenged the State Department to show evidence the Mujahadin-e Khalq should still be designated a terrorist organization.
What is the best way to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon?
Nuclear weapons don’t get the attention that they once did, but they’re still very much a part of our world.
Could Richard Nixon hold the keys to fixing the Obama administration’s Iran problems?
What happens when censorship becomes an artistic device?
The U.S. is pursuing serious multilateral sanctions against Iran, and this isn’t the first time.
She tried not to look at the dead body lying only a few steps away in front of the Berkeh and under her breath prayed to the prophet Mohammad that Faraj had nothing to do with it.
But no one can / hold a hope so long—there’s relief.
The spark of attraction he felt for Farideh could grow into a steady flame, he was sure now.
The Iranian writer on the tension between artists and intellectuals, the power of mysticism, and the long-lasting effects of the 1979 revolution.
Iran’s most prominent poet, a two-time Nobel nominee, on the greatest epic in history, the nightmare of censorship, and why her country will eventually achieve democracy.
because I hate your every-now-and-then anthems, / because I hate the smell of your socks in the stone mihrabs.
A year after the Green Movement in Iran (and the day after Flag Day in the United States), an Iranian-American artist with 44 flags wonders where to call home. A slideshow
As the crisis in Iran has unfolded, one book has received numerous mentions across the blogosphere: Amir Taheri’s The Persian Night: Iran under the Khomeinist Revolution.
The neo-conservative who coined “axis of evil” on how writing for the president is like writing for the movies, the administration’s “departures from the law,” and why the president should have brought in Democrats.
It wasn’t him they were so worried about. It was the half dozen grenades still wrapped to his wetsuit.
We went to a cafe I knew near the bookstore. I tried to please him by saying, they have excellent coffee here.