The Iran Protests No One Is Covering

Iranian students protest at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problems

A potentially tectonic shift is happening inside Iran. For months, the Iranian people have taken to the streets to protest against their government, a cruel and oppressive Islamist theocracy that claims a monopoly on morality.

‘Pushing Back on Iran’: One Expert’s Strategy to Confront the Islamic Republic

Haunting scenes of children gasping for air during the suspected chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma earlier this month have prompted calls to punish Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad. Often lost in the fury over the attack, however, is the fact that Assad’s war machine is entirely dependent on Iran (and, to a lesser extent, Russia).

Five Reasons America Should Not Leave Syria

There are at least five key reasons why the U.S. should not leave Syria, and why President Donald Trump should ensure that Washington has a long-term political, diplomatic, and military commitment there.

How the Media Have Misleadingly Covered the Gaza Border Violence

Hamas militants

“‘I don’t want this life’: 10 Palestinians shot dead by Israeli army on Gaza border,” read a Washington Post headline from Friday. That headline—later changed with updated figures to a more neutral: “Fifteen Gazans dead after Israeli army, Palestinians clash at border fence, officials say”—used part of a quote from 22-year-old Yahya Abu Assar, a Palestinian living in the Gaza Strip who added, “I want to be shot.”

Who’s Actually Fostering War With Iran: John Bolton or the New York Times?

John Bolton

Since his appointment as national security adviser last week, countless journalists, left-leaning commentators, and Democratic politicians, as well as isolationist-leaning conservatives, have castigated John Bolton as a warmonger who poses a danger to the United States, and to the world. These voices are especially vitriolic when discussing Bolton’s tough posture toward Iran, noting that he has called for military strikes to cripple Tehran’s nuclear program.