The rigged “election” of Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s next president has the potential to be a turning point for the country. But its significance will be fully understood only in hindsight.
The Islamic Republic needs America as an enemy. America needs a strategy.
The escalation between the two countries is being driven by the clashing temperaments of their leaders.
Neither leader appears to want escalating conflict—yet that’s precisely where things seem to be headed.
Foreign Minister Javad Zarif charms Western diplomats, while protecting the theocracy in Tehran.
A policy seemingly aimed at bringing about the collapse of the government could backfire.
At a time of economic hardship, Tehran has provided billions of dollars to help Assad crush Islamist rebels. The question is why.
Change will not come easily, peacefully, or soon.
“Regardless of who wins the majority of votes,” the supreme leader said recently, “the main winner is the regime of the Islamic Republic.”
A major conflagration, whether intentional or not, is perhaps likelier now than ever.
Rafsanjani, Khamenei, and the friendship-cum-rivalry that shaped a country
People who’ve fled authoritarianism in Iran, Russia, and elsewhere, are what make America great.
Wondering whether the historic nuclear talks will succeed or fail? Study the brain.
Remembering drinks and chats with the public intellectual
The country's rogue energy program isn't worth the humanitarian danger, the economic cost, or whatever scant power it might provide
If I had just that much time with the Israeli prime minister, here are the five points I'd make to him about the Iranian threat
A response to Elliott Abrams