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Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äusseres

Iran and the Anatomy of Compromise

Yesterday, after months of terse negotiations, domestic pushback, and persistent gloating and ridicule by the opposite side, the Obama administration finally announced …


The Politics of State Terror

At a time when the American-led West’s ‘War on Terror’, having consisted largely of the international pursuit of non-state actors across borders …

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It is said that history is recorded by its victors. Apart from the traditional understanding of this maxim, we at The Mendenhall offer another interpretation: …

Fidel Castro and Che Guevara

In Defense of Sanctions

Open war must necessarily be a measure of last resort. The treasure of a free nation is too precious to spend frivolously …

New Years Eve


An endeavor to measure the shifts and turns of a nation’s ideology can only be compared to an attempt at sensing the …

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

A Libertarian Error

In response to early comments on my previous article entitled “Iran: A Legacy of Failure”, I was presented with a number of …