An alternative perspective to the views in the MSM: Continuing the question of Ahmadinejad's power in Iran; the fraught relations between Iran and Syria; the threatened nuclear break-out or not; and the impact of sanctions. A short interview with Ray Takeyh at the Council on Foreign Relations. He also co-authored an op-ed piece in Wednesday's Times, (June 17),too clever to be wholly coherent (bad editor!).

Margaret O’Brien Steinfels is a former editor of Commonweal. 

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