by Paul R. Pillar Tom Cotton’s sophomoric stunt of an open letter to the Iranians telling them not to have confidence in whatever the United States puts on the negotiating table has received the broad and swift condemnation it deserves.… Continue Reading
by Saeed Aganji and Pupak Mohebali According to Article 107 of Iran’s constitution, the Assembly of Experts for Leadership has the responsibility to elect and dismiss Iran’s Supreme Leader and supervise his activities. This entity does not work according to… Continue Reading
by Pratap Chatterjee The U.S. drone war across much of the Greater Middle East and parts of Africa is in crisis and not because civilians are dying or the target list for that war or the right to wage it… Continue Reading
by Andrew Bacevich Policy intellectuals — eggheads presuming to instruct the mere mortals who actually run for office — are a blight on the republic. Like some invasive species, they infest present-day Washington, where their presence strangles common sense and… Continue Reading
by Joshua Kucera Iran may be admitted into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization this summer if it makes progress in resolving disputes over its nuclear program, Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, has said.