A People Paralyzed by Sanctions

Like many Iranian Americans, the majority of my family lives in Iran. Some of my most treasured memories can be traced to my childhood trips to Tehran, reuniting with loved ones. We would…

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How Ukraine Changed My Advocacy

To recite the chorus of my favorite song by Alberto Cortez, a cover of Facundo Cabral’s original tune: “No soy de aquí Ni soy de allá No tengo edad Ni por venir Y ser feliz, es mi…

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What the Pentagon Doesn't Need

It’s no longer headline news to say inflation is high. Prices for food and energy have steadily increased throughout the pandemic, with energy rising even more after Russia’s invasion of…

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The Mistake that Burned Kansas

It was the light that woke her — scorching the edges of the blackout curtains. The one grubby window in the tiny orderly bunk room blazed like the sun had come calling. Rina swung her feet…

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Show Me the Data

“We Didn’t Start the Fire” is a column in collaboration with Foreign Policy for America’s NextGen network, a premier group of next generation foreign policy leaders committed to…

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