Laura Rozen


What Iran Leader's 'Shana Tova' Tweet Really Means

By Laura Rozen

What Iran Leader's 'Shana Tova' Tweet Really Means
Is the charm offensive by Iran’s new leader a real shift in nuclear policy? Barack Obama wants the new mullah in town to back up his Tweets with deeds fast.Read More


Will Iran's New President Defuse the Nuclear Crisis?

By Laura Rozen

Will Iran's New President Defuse the Nuclear Crisis?
With Iran’s election of moderate Hassan Rowhani, the United States sees an opening for talks. Could this be the beginning of the end of the nuclear standoff?Read More


Justice for Dzokhar Tsarnaev — and the Rest of Us

By Laura Rozen

Justice for Dzokhar Tsarnaev — and the Rest of Us
Dzokhar Tsarnaev will be tried fairly, defended and punished. Thanks to our justice system, America may get some important answers about the Boston Marathon terror bombing.Read More


Chuck Hagel Failure May Haunt Hawks

By Laura Rozen

Chuck Hagel Failure May Haunt Hawks
Hawkish groups hoped to sink Chuck Hagel’s Pentagon bid and teach President Obama a lesson. But they may be the ones who look back on the episode as a cautionary tale.Read More


The Operator: The Double Life of a Military Strategist

By Laura Rozen

The Operator: The Double Life of a Military Strategist
There’s one thing Edward Luttwak wanted me to know, before he asked if I had a cell phone, and if so, could I turn it off and remove its battery, presumably if improbably so that he couldn’t be traced. We were sitting in his office library in his family’s sprawling Victorian home in suburban Chevy Chase, Md., full of books from floor to ceiling in Greek, Latin and from the modern era, volumes by Clausewitz, Walter Lacquer, Theodore Draper’s account of Iran Contra and thousands of others. These included a recent U.S. Military Balance survey, cataloguing the F-14s, F-7s, Phantoms and every other significant piece of military anti-air equipment estimated to be held by Iran — statistics that Luttwak looked up and ticked off during the course of our interview.Read More



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