Something’s Happening and You Don’t Know What It Is, Do You, Mr. Sisi

by Joe Stork The last week of September saw street protests in the Cairo neighborhoods of Warraq and Giza as well as other cities, involving scores and in some cases hundreds of people chanting for the ouster of Egyptian President… Continue Reading  

The U.S.-Iran Off Ramp Goes Through Yemen

by Kevin L. Schwartz If both the United States and Iran wish to escape the cycle of provocation and escalation in which they currently find themselves, they should begin by ending their involvement in the war they are already fighting… Continue Reading  

Facebook and the Fake Iranian Opposition

by Muhammad Sahimi Since the 1979 revolution, millions of Iranians have left their country. Many left voluntarily, as college students who wanted to pursue advanced degrees, as professionals—medical doctors, engineers, and scientists—who thought that they could be more successful in… Continue Reading  

Please, Mr. President, We Don’t Want to Win Anymore

by Derek Davison We’re going to win. We’re going to win so much. We’re going to win at trade, we’re going to win at the border. We’re going to win so much, you’re going to be so sick and tired… Continue Reading  

To End the War in Yemen, Saudi Arabia Must Put Aside Hubris and Revive Tribal Patronage

by Nicolas Dunais  Martin Griffiths, the UN special envoy for Yemen, recently published an op-ed in the New York Times, rightfully calling for an end to the Yemen war before it expands into a broader regional conflagration. The guidelines he… Continue Reading