Articles tagged with middle-east

Nojang Khatami

From street demonstrations to song, dance, film, and poetry, women are advancing a long legacy of struggle against authoritarianism in Iran.

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Noam Chomsky on lies, crimes, and savage capitalism.

Faisal Devji

Far from a metaphysical battle between fanaticism and tolerance, the Rushdie affair exemplifies the marketization of hurt sentiments.

Helena Cobban

A recent Foreign Affairs article gets history wrong and obscures a robust Palestinian discourse.

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Nargol Aran

On Ashura, Shi’a Muslims grieve the Prophet’s grandson. But with Iran crippled by COVID-19 and U.S. sanctions, it was also an occasion this year to mourn the country’s deaths from disease and despair.

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Helena Cobban

The explosion was only the latest tragedy in the city’s long decline.

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Joelle M. Abi-Rached

In the wake of the devastating explosion, civil society has shown the way forward—filling the void of a nonexistent and incapacitated state.

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Aslı U. Bâli Aziz Rana

In a world imperiled by global pandemic, it is long past time to put an end to sanctions—including new ones against Iran—and to reconstruct U.S. foreign policy around international solidarity.

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Bonnie Honig

In linking the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, Trump invokes a fantasy of poetic justice—positioning himself as Rambo, the avenger of American humiliation abroad.