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

September 18, 2019 5:30 am

Reminder: Valerie Plame Is Lying

Former CIA operative Valerie Plame, who became famous following the leak of her identity, is running for Congress. Her campaign…
Shay Khatiri
September 17, 2019 4:09 am

The Problem with Trump’s Iran Strategy

It’s that he doesn’t have one.
Shay Khatiri
September 12, 2019 5:42 am

Doing Nothing Is a Choice, Too

Obama's decision to do nothing in Syria had consequences. Democrats should tell us what they've learned from them.
Shay Khatiri
September 3, 2019 4:46 am

Why James Mattis Deserves Praise, Not Scorn

James Mattis is promoting his new book, and he is satisfying nobody. This is a terrible reflection on…
Shay Khatiri
August 27, 2019 5:36 am

Military Action Against Venezuela? It’s Harder Than Trump Thinks.

Lindsey Graham has proposed a military bluff against Venezuela. The problem is that Venezuela will call it. Over the weekend,…
Shay Khatiri
August 26, 2019 12:40 pm

Trump Is a Terrible Commander in Chief for a Trade War

It’s reasonable to put pressure on China for its revisionist behavior. But the president is not getting anything right.
Shay Khatiri
August 25, 2019 6:20 am

America Misses John McCain

Today marks the first anniversary of the passing of John McCain. By the virtue of going to college in Arizona,…
Shay Khatiri
August 16, 2019 5:34 am

The Taliban Is Getting Sick of #Winning

Whatever else you think of him, Donald Trump’s great strength was supposed to be dealmaking. His administration is nearing a…
Shay Khatiri
August 8, 2019 5:47 am

Trump Is Politicizing the Military, Too

Last week, President Trump tweeted that he had ordered Secretary Richard Spencer (no, not that Richard Spencer) and Admiral…
Shay Khatiri
August 6, 2019 5:29 am

Elizabeth Warren’s Nuclear Policy Would Make the World More Dangerous

During her time on the Detroit debate stage, Elizabeth Warren pledged that her administration would adopt a no-first-use (NFU) policy…
Shay Khatiri