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No More Mr. Nice Guy

The strain between Canada and Iran was highlighted again this week, when—in contrast to the majority of other Western states—Canada’s …

Iran’s Choice

Iran’s June 14 presidential election is only a few days away, and the six contenders are hard at work trying …

A Toxic Fog of War

As the UN’s figures for casualties in Syria tops 80,000 who have died from violence—with several thousands more who have …

Ahmadinejad’s Last Battle?

Since his surprise election victory in 2004, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been something of a boogeyman in the eyes …

The Best-Laid Plans

Syria’s catastrophe is increasingly leaping over the border of its northern neighbor, Turkey, igniting a whole new set of challenges …

A Test of Democracy

On a recent visit to Iraq, I found little appetite or excitement for the upcoming local elections scheduled for April …

Striking a Balance

Egypt’s political scene today seems deeply polarized between supporters and opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood. Violent clashes are not a …

Inspiring Extremism

A number of new jihadi fronts for recruitment and combat have opened up as a result of the upheaval ensuing …