Regions / Iran
Don't expect a virtual embassy and public diplomacy to have much effect on Iranians.
For sheer chutzpah, nothing can beat the U.S. request to Iran for the return of the downed drone.
Zahra's Paradise skillfully employs the story of one family to elucidate a tenuous historical moment in Iran, fleshing it out in the richest of both human and political terms.
But weaponization is by no means imminent.
If anyone poses a threat with electromagnetic pulse weapons, it's not Iran, but the United States.
The MEK has been stranded in Iraq by the United States.
In the U.S. refusal to track down the downed drone in Iran, Iran finds yet another cassus belli.
The capture of CIA sources in Beirut represents a coup for Hezbollah.
Israeli war hawks and the Americans who enable them are refining their justification for attacking Iran.
Israel's 1981 attack on Iraq's Osirak reactor may have actually accelerated Iraq's nuclear-weapons program.