News and Analysis (1/17/20)

“While no U.S. service members were killed in the Jan. 8 Iranian attack on Al Asad Air base, several were treated for concussion symptoms from the blast and are still being assessed” …

… the “Trump administration abruptly canceled four classified Iran briefings on Capitol Hill this week and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused” to speak at a public House hearing Soleimani assassination …

… while Khamenei says Iran is willing to negotiate, but not with “a ‘clown’ who only pretended to support the Iranian people and would ‘push a poisonous dagger’ into their back”:

Having learned nothing from the Iraq disaster in which he was complicit, Wurmser argued that “a targeted attack on symbols of repression” is sufficient to cow Iran:

The investigation into the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner is led by by a popular anti-corruption hard-liner seen as a potential presidential candidate:

The boy went out to play cricket on the day Indian government cracked down on Kashmir; his body was later found in a nearby river; now ” his family has been unable to get a death certificate from the hospital”:

“We remain concerned by detention of political leaders and residents, and internet restrictions. We look forward to a return to normalcy” — Alice Wells, chief US diplomat for South Asia affairs,:

“A shortage of imported goods has helped spur domestic production … [t]hat, in turn, has helped create more employment for Iranians”:

“Ms Bayat is angry that the argument over how she dresses has overshadowed her achievements in chess, where she’s one of only a few top level women arbiters in the world – and the only one at all in Asia”:

How the teenage daughter of a Jordanian immigrant in New Jersey staked out a place on the front lines fighting Islamophobia:

Leave a Reply