IRAN’S INTERNAL CONTRADICTIONS – An overview of contemporary Iran that focuses on the tension and contradiction between its theocratic, mostly conservative government and a restless, modernizing, mostly young populace.
PARTITION – I advocate for the partitioning of Syria and Iraq as a solution to the ethnic strife there.
ASSADISTIC ENDEAVOUR – The Syrian Civil War (written in October 2015).
THE LETHARGY OF ALGÉRIE – An overview of Algeria that asks why it remained relatively quiescent during the Arab Spring.
THE DANGEROUS FALLACY OF “LOSING” THE MIDDLE EAST – An opinion piece for another blog that tears apart the folly of American policy in the region.
LET’S MAKE A DEAL – An opinion piece arguing in favor of the 2015 agreement limiting Iran’s nuclear program.
SALMAN FRETTING ABOUT THE YEMEN – The Yemenite Civil War and Saudi Arabia’s intervention in it (written in April 2015).
CAN AFGHANISTAN STAND? – An overview of Afghanistan and its woes that evaluates its chances for stability (written in February 2015).
FULL CIRCLE REVOLUTION – The story of Egypt’s revolution of 2011 and how it has lapsed into dictatorship once again.
THE CALIPHATE OF HATE – The bloody rise of the Islamic State (written in November 2014).
LEARN TO STOP WORRYING ABOUT THE BOMB – An overview of the Iranian nuclear program and why it causes so much regional uncertainty (written in November 2014, before the deal was reached).