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Jihad, Then and Now

As the situation in Syria grows worse and simultaneously more complicated day by day, the fears of observers of the …

Kabul’s School of Rock

Hard rock is not the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Afghanistan, but thanks to a …

Capturing the Human Story

Saddam Hussein’s scorched-earth policy in Kuwait during the 1991 Gulf War resulted in an environmental catastrophe. On assignment at the …

Iran’s Silver Lining

Iran can live with a bad nuclear deal, but the West cannot. A bad deal for Iran—one that regime hardliners …

A Sixty-Year Bluff

Recent months have seen the opinion that US power and prestige in the Middle East is in a terminal state …

The Lion Chases Away the Dragon

When one imagines Iranian government policy towards narcotics, “progressive” and “pragmatic” are not often the first words that come to …