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Iran and Russia: Old Enemies, New Allies

Iran and Russia: Old Enemies, New Allies

“Our relations with Russia have assumed a strategic nature,” says Rear-Admiral Ali Shamkhani, Secretary-General of Iran’s High Council of National Security. “In the context of the fight against common enemies, all our bases are available to Russia.” The historic...
Mursi digs himself into a hole

Mursi digs himself into a hole

A few days ago, I watched an interview with the Egyptian tourism minister on a foreign media outlet. He was trying to convince the audience that Egypt is still a hospitable country, and promised that the government would not interfere in foreign tourists’ affairs—what...