In Iran Dealings, the Fantasy of a Grand Bargain Persists—but It’s Actually Just a Bad Deal

The Obama Administration’s plans to exit the region are a gift to the regime in Tehran, nuclear deal or no

High Morals

A condescending moral double standard allows Western thinkers—notably Times foreign-affairs columnist Roger Cohen—to praise the Middle East’s worst regimes

Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran?

Others react to Goldberg’s report

Reading Like a Middle Easterner

Where we see coincidences in U.S. news coverage of the Middle East, locals see conspiracies—and sometimes they’re right

Leverett Debates Ledeen on Iran

‘Engagement or Regime Change?’

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Grand Bargainers

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett claim they aren’t influence peddlers, but their emails suggest otherwise

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The Iranian AIPAC, a cool new museum show, and more

The Immigrant

Trita Parsi, the second pillar of the U.S. Iran lobby, wants to the be the public face of Iranian-Americans

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What a 900-year-old poet means for you, and more

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