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Shay Khatiri

Shay Khatiri studied Strategic Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He’s an immigrant from Iran and writes the Substack newsletter The Russia-Iran File.

Articles by Shay Khatiri (page 6)

March 3, 2021 5:30 am

Why Biden’s State Department Demoted Saudi Arabia

The new administration is trying to find the right balance between values and narrow interest.
Shay Khatiri
February 8, 2021 5:30 am

The Trouble with Biden’s Iran Envoy

Critics of Robert Malley worry about his pro-Iran sympathies. They should worry more about his outdated views.
Shay Khatiri
January 18, 2021 6:18 am

Presidential Transitions Are Not Too Long

Yes, lame-duck presidents can create trouble—but incoming administrations can’t be assembled overnight.
Shay Khatiri
January 13, 2021 1:30 am

Liz Cheney’s Finest Hour

Her support for impeachment is a late but welcome act of leadership.
Shay Khatiri
January 8, 2021 5:13 am

Profiles in Courage and Cowardice

They’re both from Utah. Both Republican. Both LDS. But Mitt Romney has shown courage and moral clarity that Mike Lee has lacked.
Shay Khatiri
January 7, 2021 1:26 am

The World Is Watching Us

Reactions from friends and foes to the assault on the Capitol and our democracy.
Shay Khatiri
December 24, 2020 5:30 am

The United States Needs an Iran Policy—Any Iran Policy

Whatever Biden wants to do with Iran, he should begin by communicating his goals clearly to Topeka and Tehran.
Shay Khatiri
December 23, 2020 11:24 pm

Six Things to Know about Trump’s Defense Veto

The NDAA usually becomes law without a hitch. Trump decided to break a 59-year-long pattern for the stupidest reasons.
Shay Khatiri
December 22, 2020 5:30 am

The Military Would Not Participate in a Coup. Trump Can’t Understand Why.

Politicians from both parties have called on the armed forces to enforce election outcomes. The generals know better.
Shay Khatiri
December 18, 2020 5:26 am

MAGA Mutiny in the GOP

The Trumpists and white nationalists have declared war on the institutional GOP. Can they all lose?
Shay Khatiri