Shay Khatiri

Shay Khatiri is a graduate student of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. He grew up in Iran and left the country in 2011. He is currently seeking political asylum in the United States.

Articles by Shay Khatiri

July 28, 2020 5:30 am

Crises Can Define Presidencies

Trump has failed to rise to the challenge of the moment.
Shay Khatiri
July 21, 2020 5:30 am

Donald Trump Is Weak on China

Economically, militarily, diplomatically—the administration has failed to respond to the China of today and prepare for the China of tomorrow.
Shay Khatiri
July 17, 2020 5:30 am

America First Means America Alone

What Pompeo’s threat of sanctions over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline means for the U.S., Russia, and Germany.
Shay Khatiri
July 13, 2020 5:30 am

Is the U.S. Covertly Attacking Iran?

Mysterious explosions give Iranians new hope for regime change.
Shay Khatiri
July 10, 2020 5:30 am

Iran and the Murder of a Respected Iraqi Security and Politics Analyst

Husham al-Hashimi deserves the same call for justice that Jamal Khashoggi received.
Shay Khatiri
July 2, 2020 5:30 am

Trump and His Yes-Men

Like an autocratic ruler, the president likes to be surrounded by people who never say no.
Shay Khatiri
July 1, 2020 5:32 am

A Terrible Pick for a Big Pentagon Job

A retired general and Fox News commentator, Anthony Tata doesn’t have what it takes to handle policy for DOD. Oh, and he’s a kook.
Shay Khatiri
June 29, 2020 5:17 am

The Russian Bounty Scandal Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone

Putin’s payments to terrorists for killing American soldiers are just another reminder that Russia is a persistent threat to the West.
Shay Khatiri
June 23, 2020 5:30 am

How Trump Undermines the Push for Human Rights Abroad

Having a president who gets chummy with dictators and admires strongmen makes it hard to promote freedom and democracy.
Shay Khatiri
June 17, 2020 5:30 am

China Flexes Its Muscles While America Sleeps

The U.S. seems to have lost interest in its hegemonic responsibilities, but China’s ambitions have only grown.
Shay Khatiri