Pseudo-Scholarship about Iran: Insulting Cyrus the Great

by John Limbert What is it about Harvard that impels its people to produce pseudo-scholarly non-facts about Iran? Four years ago a presi­den­tial candidate and graduate of the Harvard Business School claimed that Iran needed its alliance with Syria to achieve… Continue Reading

Iran Nuclear Deal: One-time Event or Breakthrough?

by John Limbert Tehran and Washington have apparently hired the same speechwriter to com­pose their public statements about the state of Iranian nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA). In both capitals the proclaimed view is identical:… Continue Reading