Whoever Killed the Scientist Was Aiming at Much More

I haven’t read all the commentary — or nearly all the commentary — on the assassination of the Iranian chemist today, but I have the distinct impression that whoever targeted him had a much broader agenda than simply killing yet… Continue Reading

Israeli Assassinations and Iran Retaliation

Israel is known for its clever assassination campaigns. Even the botched attempt at murdering Hamas leader Khaled Meshal was Shakespearean in design: the Israeli assailants put poison in his ear (that’s how Claudius killed Hamlet’s father). But what about retaliation?… Continue Reading