Why not invite the Russian submariners over for a drink?
The crisis in Iran is far from over—and will only get more violent as the regime cracks down on any opposition.
Ahmadinejad and Khamenei have no legitimacy. To survive, they may make Iran a military dictatorship.
The Western ideal is dying. We have become a militarized people and the catastrophes of civil war, pandemics and climate change lie in our and the world’s futures.
Ethnic strife in China’s frontier shows the brutal lengths to which the Communist Party will go to silence any dissent.
Iran’s brutal crackdown on reformist protestors can’t stop the flow of information. International news services are feeding Iranians with a diet of unbiased information—and could contribute to the collapse of the regime.
America’s Iran watchers blew it. To make sure we aren’t caught by surprise with Tehran’s politics again, we need to understand the deep republican streak of the Iranian people—and the lengths to which their leaders will go to stifle it.
The time for restraint in the Iranian election dispute has passed. America must throw its rhetorical weight behind the demonstrators and push for harsh sanctions to undermine the clerical regime.
Ahmadinejad’s “victory” in Iran has caused internal disorder—and could poison the Obama administration’s efforts at engagement.