Turkish Environmentalists Strive to Change Policy

by Austin Bodetti As Turkey deals with the fallout from its decision to import Russian-made technology for missile defense and navigates the complexities of intervening in the Syrian Civil War, the news media has rarely failed to cover the growing… Continue Reading  

A Letter to Donald Trump from an Iranian War Veteran

by Habib Ahmadzadeh President Trump, in a recent tweet, claimed that “Iranians never won a war, but never lost a negotiation.” As a world citizen, and a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war with firsthand experience of the bitterness of war,… Continue Reading  

Which Gulf Do They Mean?

by Kourosh Ziabari If you’ve ever wondered how historical realities can be sacrificed and manipulated in the service of myopic political goals, there is a great example for you to follow in your daily roundup of international news offered by… Continue Reading  

The Great Reckoning

by Andrew J. Bacevich [Editorial note: This remnant of a manuscript, discovered in a vault near the coastal town of Walpole, Massachusetts, appears to have been part of a larger project, probably envisioned as an interpretive history of the United… Continue Reading  

Home for the Holidays

by Robert Wright Today and tomorrow, many readers of this blog will be hosting or attending holiday family dinners, which can always rather fraught events, particularly if there are strong and sharply divided political views in this Age of Trumpism… Continue Reading