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All the Ayatollah's Men

Some Westerners are puzzled that Iran’s foreign policy remains as bellicose today as it was in the time of Ayatollah Khomeini. But history shows that the regime’s foreign policy is designed to maintain its ideological identity.

The Regime Change We Need

Democracy fatigue threatens choose-your-color revolutions. Transparency of the executive can revitalize enthusiasm.

Yeltsin: Shadow of a Doubt

Yeltsin had no better friend than the United States. Our support for him, even when he acted illegally, was timely and emphatic. Did it really make sense, however, for us to identify so closely with the fate of one man?</

Commentary

Europe's Bipolar Disorder

The EU is both addicted to austerity and eager to begin overspending again.

What Iranians Really Think

Recent polling and erstwhile supporters' criticism claiming that Iran's opposition movement has been tamed is based on some very flimsy evidence.

Two Ships Passing in the Night: The Story of US-Iranian Relations

Even before the Iranian Revolution, Iranians had concerns about US policy toward Iran and since the Revolution both countries have legitimate issues that should be resolved if for no other reason than to enhance security and stability.

Blogs

England Is Burning: Will the U.S. Follow Suit?

High unemployment. Credit-rating downgrade. Market nosedive. All signs point to Americans emulating their British counterparts.

Books & Reviews

Stress Testing the Global Economy

What clues can past episodes of economic integration provide about the future of globalization? Three recent works offer answers.

Too Impressive to be Real

Two biographies clarify questions about Sumner Welles' long and spectacular career

Bearish on Teddy

Brands deserves congratulation on his new biography, an honest, enjoyable, sympathetic portrait of our twenty-sixth president, aside from a melodramatic prologue and some unfortunate bows to modern psychology.

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April 18, 2014