Robin Wright

joint fellow at the US Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson Center, and contributing writer for the New Yorker

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Robin Wright is a joint fellow at the US Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson Center, and a contributor to the New Yorker. She is a former long-time correspondent for the Washington Post and former public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Wright is the author of The Iran Primer: Power, Politics, and US PolicyDreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East and Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion across the Islamic World and The Islamists are Coming.

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President Trump and Iran’s Ayatollah brushed with armed conflict this week. Did it all begin with the U.S.

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President Trump and Iran’s Ayatollah brushed with armed conflict this week. Did it all begin with the U.S.

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I ran’s foreign minister said on Sunday that he would not be sitting down with his American counterpart at the UN General Assembly this week.

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I ran’s foreign minister said on Sunday that he would not be sitting down with his American counterpart at the UN General Assembly this week.

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from To the Point

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