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Supreme Loser

The United States and Iran are once again set on a collision course — this time over the world’s narrowest choke point, the Strait of

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Grab this Opportunity

All the pieces in the puzzle of piling up pressure on Iran are coming together. Once completed, they will form a picture that could harbinger

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Tunis Not Tehran

Two weeks ago Friday, in a dramatic turn of events, the 23-year reign of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia came to an

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From Black to White Shiʿism

In the dusk of the twentieth century, a mystical and quietist religion changed into a politico-revolutionary ideology that shook the world. How was this transformation

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The Red Persians

Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution is arguably the “Modern era’s last great revolution.” How could clergymen, steeped in esoteric medieval writings, incite a popular upheaval in

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