Jay Mens

Ebrahim Raisi’s death won’t change the course of history

21 May 2024 4:08 pm

The Middle East never fails to surprise. Sunday was no exception. Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and…

Don’t be scared of Iran

12 April 2024 2:31 am

Why are people so scared of ‘escalation’? The escalation paradigm is the outstanding relic of the Cold War. There is…

Performative airstrikes against the Houthis will achieve nothing

5 February 2024 5:35 pm

Performative sanctions have long been the last refuge of the lazy policymaker looking to ‘do something’. Take, for instance, the…

Time is running out to crack down on Iran

29 January 2024 10:20 pm

Three American soldiers on the Syria-Jordan border were killed by Iranian drones on Sunday. Since October, Iranian drones and missiles…

Israel is facing an existential battle

27 October 2023 12:15 am

Israel is fighting for its life. While the White House remains convinced that it is possible to somehow contain the…