Shadow Government

Clinton’s TPP Paradox: Why Is the Trade Pact Worse than the Iran Deal?

The democratic presidential contender is using the same logic to oppose the the trade deal that she excoriated in the critics of the nuclear agreement.


The Two Faces of Modern Iran

Massoumeh Ebtekar and Hossein Sheikholeslam both were radical Islamist students who took part in the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Over three decades later, they’re political rivals battling to define the future of the Islamic Republic.


Iran’s Identity Crisis

Both Washington and Tehran have insisted the nuclear deal won’t affect Iran’s political direction or the broader rivalry for power in the Middle East. They’re both wrong: The struggle over Iran’s place in the world community has just begun.

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