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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

July 29, 2021 5:30 am

How Biden Can Help International Democracy Protesters

Beyond lip service and symbolic sanctions.
Shay Khatiri
July 21, 2021 5:30 am

It’s Time to Bring Back USIA

The protests in Cuba show that the U.S. needs to strengthen and modernize its public diplomacy efforts.
Shay Khatiri
July 16, 2021 5:30 am

Who Lost Afghanistan?

In a word, politicians.
Shay Khatiri
July 6, 2021 4:59 am

Do They Really Believe The Lies?

Tell a lie often enough and you start to believe it.
Shay Khatiri
June 30, 2021 5:30 am

Joe Biden: Iran Hawk?

Half a year into his presidency, he has ordered more strikes on Iran’s forces than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, and H.W. Bush combined.
Shay Khatiri
June 28, 2021 5:30 am

GOP Tries to Drag the Military into the Culture War

The harm of having Republicans—including Trump—claim the armed forces are ‘woke’ and ‘weak.’
Shay Khatiri
June 24, 2021 5:30 am

What Happens When Putin and Khamenei Die?

The U.S. should prepare now for the crises that will inevitably follow the deaths of hostile dictators.
Shay Khatiri
June 18, 2021 7:53 am

Understanding Today’s Elections in Iran

Ebrahim Raisi’s all-but-certain victory will take the fight over post-Khamenei Iran to a new level.
Shay Khatiri
June 16, 2021 5:30 am

Biden’s Military Proposal Isn’t Up to the China Challenge

Seven things to know about the Biden administration’s Department of Defense budget request.
Shay Khatiri
June 9, 2021 5:30 am

Five Surprising Things Biden Should Discuss During His European Trip

Europe is stuck in the post-Cold War era, but Russia has moved on. The president should set the stage for the new age.
Shay Khatiri