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September 27, 2013 12:01 PM Five Reasons Not to Trust Iran on Nukes

Iranian President Hassan Rohani -- who this week is attempting to charm the pants off the United Nations, President Barack Obama, world Jewry and Charlie Rose -- may succeed in convincing many people that the supreme leader of Iran, Ayatollah...

By Jeffrey Goldberg

September 05, 2013 8:49 AM Syria Isn't Obama's Litmus Test on Iran

Over the past two days or so, the Syria interventionists (a group that includes yours truly, at least some of the time) have argued with great fervor that President Barack Obama's proposed missile strike would be meant as a message...

By Jeffrey Goldberg

August 30, 2013 8:02 AM Why Are Wingnuts Cheering an Iranian Diplomatic Victory?

I have absolutely no clue about what the U.S. should, or shouldn’t, do about Syria. Since I’ve seen no coherent story about how an intervention will make things better, I’m inclined to be against one, but since I’ve also seen...

By Mark Kleiman

August 02, 2013 11:05 AM Ayatollah Takes to Twitter, Paranoia Ensues

Finally, a reason to believe that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's energetic intervention in the Israeli-Arab dispute might work: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran (I can never get over the fact that this is his...

By Jeffrey Goldberg

September 20, 2012 10:00 AM A Little Bit of Martyrdom

This is almost too good to be true, but I can’t imagine why the Iranian state media would have made it up. Apparently some hajatolislam encountered a woman he considered inappropriately dressed and ordered her to “cover herself up.” When...

By Mark Kleiman