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Bobby Ghosh

Bobby Ghosh

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Erdogan Is Holding a Gun to His Own Head in Syria

Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has updated this unique bargaining technique by contriv

Patriot Missiles and Erdogan’s Bluff

Given President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s penchant for political gamesmanship, it is hard to know how s

Corruption, Not Trump, Will Drive Iranian Protest Vote

A familiar charade is playing out in Tehran.

The Ukrainian Plane and a ‘Chernobyl Moment’

The Islamic Republic’s volte face on the fate of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 has tem

Qassem Soleimani's End... A Predictable Consequence of His Recklessness

Qassem Soleimani was never going to die peacefully in his bed.

Trump Is the Least of NATO's Problems

It was meant to be a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

The US Deals With a New Iranian Threat

Having played his aces too early on Iran’s nuclear program, President Donald Trump now has only a we

How the West Can Protect Iran’s Brave Protesters

The full extent of the protests that erupted across Iran over the weekend is hard to gauge, not leas

Time for Europe to Close Ranks Against Iran’s Threats

The scales are finally falling from European eyes on Iran.

Iran’s Oil Tanker Gambit Has Nowhere to Go

To judge by the propaganda of the Iranian regime, "the brave warriors of the Islamic Revolutionary G

Erdogan’s Blunders and Imamoglu’s Rise

It is much too early to anoint Ekrem Imamoglu, now effectively the twice-elected mayor of Istanbul,

Trump's Iran Sanctions are the Opposite of Madness

Poor Hassan Rouhani: Iran’s president is so inconsequential that the Trump administration didn’t eve

Iran's Nuclear Announcement Plays into Trump's Hands

Iran announced Monday it is 10 days away from breaching the nuclear-stockpile cap imposed by the 201

The Method in Iran's Oil Tanker Madness

Suspicion is now hardening that Iran was behind the attack on the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on

Tunisia’s Best Hope for Economic Reform

Eight years after supplying the spark that lit the Arab Spring, Tunisia is again bracing for politic


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