A Political and Literary Forum
Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation portrays an Iranian divorce under sharia law with sensitivity and pathos.
Alan A. Stone
Harsher Measures Against Iran Won't Work.
Cozying up to Central Asia’s Most Brutal Regimes
Anatomy of a Failed Revolution.
Sanctions Don’t Promote Democratic Change
Natasha Bahrami, Trita Parsi
Trita Parsi’s A Single Roll of the Dice.
Flynt Leverett, Hillary Mann Leverett
Publishing news of discrimination against homosexuals in Iran.
David William Turner
Modern Pashtun poetry is a poetry of resistance.
The Egyptian uprising that began on January 25 has been rightly celebrated as a momentous event. Eighteen continuous days of mass protests forced the end of Hosni Mubarak’s three decades of strongman rule.
Palestinians ambivalent about statehood bid.
News of Osama bin Laden’s killing by U.S. special forces at a compound near the Pakistani capital of Islamabad has sunk in. News of al Qaeda’s demise, on the other hand, has not.
Fawaz A. Gerges
History shows that forcing rulers from power rarely works. Even apparently successful regime changes often leads to bitter civil war.
Alexander B. Downes
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Robin D. G. Kelley
Michael Patrick Lynch
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Nadia Marzouki
Alex de Waal
Silvia Federici, Jill Richards
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