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The Hostage Drama in Iran Drags On—Forty Years Later
Four decades after the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, the lingering tragedy is that Iran has institutionalized hostage-taking.
By Robin WrightNovember 4, 2019
PortfolioOctober 21, 2019 Issue
Portfolio: The Ghost Towers of Iran’s Housing Crisis
Robin Wright on Hashem Shakeri’s photographs of Iran’s housing crisis.
By Hashem ShakeriOctober 14, 2019
Curtain Call Dept.October 21, 2019 Issue
Ralph Fiennes Channels a Real Spook
After playing the head of M.I.6 in the James Bond movies, the actor does his part to illuminate a British spy’s role in installing the Shah of Iran.
By Rebecca MeadOctober 14, 2019
News Desk
Trump’s Close-Call Diplomacy with Iran’s President
Emmanuel Macron intended to set up a three-way telephone conversation with Hassan Rouhani and President Trump. But, at the last moment, it fell apart.
By Robin WrightSeptember 30, 2019
Our Columnists
Iran Entrenches Its “Axis of Resistance” Across the Middle East
Iran’s network spans half a dozen countries and has so fundamentally altered the region’s strategic balance that no nation can take on Iran and its proxies without enormous risk.
By Robin WrightSeptember 19, 2019
Politics and More Podcast
How Will the Brinkmanship Between the U.S. and Iran Be Resolved?
Robin Wright joins Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the crisis in the Gulf and whether the two countries are bluffing about going to war.
By Dorothy WickendenSeptember 19, 2019
Our Columnists
In Saudi Arabia, World Oil Supplies Are in Flames
The attack in the heart of Saudi Arabia on Saturday was audacious; it set a precedent for the targets, tactics, and scope of warfare in the Persian Gulf and has global ramifications.
By Robin WrightSeptember 16, 2019
Daily Comment
How John Bolton Got the Better of President Trump
It’s easy to wonder how Bolton lasted as Trump’s national-security adviser for as long as he did. It may be more important to wonder why he bothered at all.
By Dexter FilkinsSeptember 10, 2019
Our Columnists
Trump’s Weird Whoppers at the G-7 Summit
The President has proved irascibly intransigent on the world stage. This time, he spouted fabulist views on China, Russia, North Korea, and the environment.
By Robin WrightAugust 27, 2019
The Front Row
What to Stream: The Astonishing Iranian Film “The Day I Became a Woman”
Marzieh Meshkini’s three-part film is a masterwork of symbolic cinema; it depicts, with vast imagination, the ordeals faced by women in modern Iranian society.
By Richard BrodyAugust 16, 2019
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