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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

April 15, 2021 5:30 am

Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Puts Symbolism Before Strategy

Biden risks repeating the mistakes of his two predecessors.
Shay Khatiri
April 13, 2021 5:30 am

New Iran Deal: Give Them Vaccines, Not Cash

China and Russia are trying to win over Iran’s regime. The U.S. should win over the Iranian people.
Shay Khatiri
April 8, 2021 5:30 am

There’s No Rush to Renegotiate With Iran

When diplomats from the P5+1 countries meet in Vienna this week, the American delegation should keep in mind that time is on their side.
Shay Khatiri
March 30, 2021 5:30 am

China Hawks in Congress Are Putting Taiwan in Danger

There’s a smart way and a dumb way to bolster the island democracy.
Shay Khatiri
March 23, 2021 5:30 am

America Turns Tough on China

Last week, Antony Blinken stared down Chinese diplomats at the Alaska conference. This week, he announced sanctions on officials behind the Uighur genocide.
Shay Khatiri
March 15, 2021 5:30 am

Syria Ten Years Later: Blood and Blame

Obama officials—some now in the Biden administration—are unwilling to admit their mistakes, even after years of humanitarian disasters and strategic blunders.
Shay Khatiri
March 10, 2021 5:30 am

Can Biden Restore the Pentagon’s Balance of Power?

The Department of Defense might be the biggest challenge for his norm-repairing agenda.
Shay Khatiri
March 3, 2021 5:30 am

Why Biden’s State Department Demoted Saudi Arabia

The new administration is trying to find the right balance between values and narrow interest.
Shay Khatiri
February 8, 2021 5:30 am

The Trouble with Biden’s Iran Envoy

Critics of Robert Malley worry about his pro-Iran sympathies. They should worry more about his outdated views.
Shay Khatiri
January 18, 2021 6:18 am

Presidential Transitions Are Not Too Long

Yes, lame-duck presidents can create trouble—but incoming administrations can’t be assembled overnight.
Shay Khatiri