Friday’s Reading List
By Taylor Marvin
What I read this week:
The failure of light-footprint intervention to provide long-term stability. Dan Trombly has a good reaction piece.
Stephen Walt makes the good, and obvious, point that extracting concessions from Iran comes with considerable long-term downsides. Relatedly, at Tehran Dispatch Abi Mehregan interviews a mechanic in Tehran: “Imam Khomeini had lofty ideas. He was the only one I loved, and when he left, he took everything with him… [Iran] has fallen into the hands of a bunch of thieving people who think of nothing but their personal well-being.”
Eli Lake continues to have very solid reporting on the attack in Benghazi.
Five things I learned this week in Afghanistan, including “empowered women put other women in jail in record numbers”.
Apologies for the Western-centric art feature of the past few months. It was totally unintentional, which I guess says something about my own subconscious biases.