Derek Monroe

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What’s Not on the Ballot in Iran

As they go to the polls, ordinary Iranians understand that one of the most salient facts of life in Iran--the international sanctions regime--will not be on the ballot.

Kurdistan: The Next Autocracy?

Iraq's Kurds may at last have their own state. But is it the one they wanted?

Japan’s Katrina Moment

In the cargo-container communities of Japan's disaster areas, one finds echoes of post-Katrina New Orleans.