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A Day to Remember

On the afternoon of February 1, 1979—35 years ago today—an Air France Boeing 747 from Paris landed on the runway …

The Ahmadinejad Years

On June 24, 2005, a grinning, fundamentalist city mayor was elected president of Iran with almost 63 percent of the …

Déjà Vu in Cairo

I arrived at the hotel at 4:30 p.m. I left my baggage in the room, picked up the map and …

Becoming Enemies

It is often quite difficult to develop a new understanding of a historical event years after it occurs. But a …

The Future of the Marjayia

The current form of religious leadership over the Shi’ite community, marjayia, was founded in the 1830s when Mohammed Hassan Najafi …

Taxing Iran

Reforming the economy has been a key objective of Iran’s government since President Ahmadinejad’s troubled reelection in 2009. For example, …