How the Department of State entered Libya and exacerbated yet another post-revolutionary crisis Although you probably did a double take when news broke that the politician who lost to George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election is now handling ...

Between September 1793 and July 1794, the National Convention of France operated a “Reign of Terror” defined by the mass execution of potential counterrevolutionaries in the name of national peace. One of the proponents of governing through terror, Maximilien Robespierre, ...

  Last week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that Iran has no interest in building nuclear weapons, either for national prestige or for security reasons. He went on to remark that he is willing to sit down with President Obama ...

Last summer, President Barack Obama vowed to employ a military intervention in civil war-stricken Syria if either side resorted to use of chemical weapons. This summer, there has been confirmation that the conflict has crossed that “red line.” It’s your ...

Will Iran’s new moderate “Superman” Rouhani be able to withstand the forces of Ayatollah Khamenei and his theocratic kryptonite? Last month, some salvation was finally delivered to the tense and oppressed citizens of Iran with the victory of newly elected ...

In March 2011, a few teenagers painted revolutionary slogans on a school wall in Deraa, a city in southern Syria. They were arrested and tortured by local law enforcement, sparking demonstrations. Security forces opened fire on the demonstrators, killing several, ...