geopolitics

Frozen in Exile

For the Iranians in the U.S. longing for home, Soleimani’s assassination has once again thrown their status — and sense of identity — into question

The Crying in Iran Is Not a Sign of Weakness

In the West, we think of politicians shedding tears as inauthentic, unmanly and fragile. We’d be foolish to read the mourning of Qassim Suleimani the same way

Should You Be Embarrassed to Confuse ‘Middle Eastern Food’ with ‘Mediterranean Food’?

Surprisingly, some immigrant restaurant owners would prefer you to keep getting it wrong

Trump’s Dick-Measuring Contest Is Going to Get Us Killed

America’s latest escalation with Iran has the familiar ring of dumb masculinity