For all the power of its militias, Tehran relies on an aura of inevitability.
They can’t win decisive victories, but they can wreak havoc.
Simultaneously weighing values and interests.
Without trying to revolutionize society, pursue rights first, and democracy second.
Where Israel once aligned with Turkey and Iran against the Arab states, it now finds itself aligned with those former enemies against Turkey and Iran.
Give a man a missile, and he’ll terrorize for a day. Give him a missile factory, and he’ll terrorize for a lifetime.
Tehran’s hostility to the West is an essential tool for Beijing.
A Muslim historian and the lost Jewish neighborhood of ancient Nineveh.
“As with so many intellectuals, Said’s cultural influence was greater than his merits.”
A lesson from southeast Asia.
Perceiving American weakness, Arabs and Israelis will have to work together.
Two top analysts talk about how Iran sees the region these days, and especially how it thinks about its friends and its enemies.
Don’t be fooled by signs of rapprochement with Jerusalem.