It will be curious to those Western analysts obsessed with cultural differences that the roots of their anti-Occidental consciousness may very well reside in the West’s old enemy: Marxism.
Continue reading The Odd Couple: Antonio Gramsci and Jalal Al-e Ahmed
Reform-minded politicians should work to take advantage of the wealth and ideas poised to permeate Iranian politics and society in the aftermath of the nuclear deal.
Continue reading Iranian Leftism: Where It Went and Where It Can Go
The Sunni-Shia framework offers a poor explanation of Saudi-Iranian relations, perpetuating a flawed characterization of regional tensions as purely sectarian in nature.
Continue reading A Convenient Scapegoat: Religion Isn’t Behind the Saudi-Iranian Conflict
Washington must intervene politically in Yemen before extremists gain a foothold amidst the chaos.
Continue reading Yemen in Flames: Why the US Needs to Stop Supporting Saudi War Crimes
Nuclear weapons in and of themselves do not automatically beget instability.
Continue reading Iran and the Nuclear Club: History Says Yes
With much of the world seemingly arrayed against the Islamic State, how is the group still so powerful?
Continue reading The Not-So United Front Against the Islamic State
Recent developments in the Middle East — from pro-democracy protests in Bahrain to the current crisis in Yemen — form the backdrop of a rapidly escalating tug-of-war between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Continue reading A Cold War in the Middle East
The expansion of ISIS not only poses a direct military threat, but also distracts from other important regional issues such as nuclear proliferation.
Continue reading America’s Myopic Middle Eastern Security Policy