An Evening With Tom Hashemi

I met Tom Hashemi because of a brand: this one. My opening line was definitely something like, “You know this site about moms? Do you think you could build me one for foreign…

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Nuclear Weapons Are Issue Zero

Today is the 71st International Human Rights Day, so commemorated for the day the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. That document, famously championed by…

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What if No One Is an Imposter?

When I landed in a position that put me in the room with national security experts and presidential administration alumni, I didn’t know anything about nuclear weapons. (After seven long…

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An Open Letter to LTC Vindman

You do not know me and likely the only experience we’ve shared in the US Army is that we wore the same uniform around the same time in this, the same toxic political environment. Yet…

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October in Iran

On Nov. 15, protests erupted in Iran. A 50% hike in gas prices became the straw as Iran’s back broke under the weight of economic pressure, in part due to US sanctions. A severe…

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Today, I Woke Up

A sliver of November skies utterly devoid of warmth shone through antiquated curtains. I could almost imagine the sun had never existed but for the bright, bone-colored clouds. Even this…

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