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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

“Treated like a terrorist”: U.S. deports growing number of Iranian students with valid visas from U.S. airports. The Guardianreports on the ongoing mistreatment of Iranian students that are granted visas to come study here and are then barred from entering the country for no apparent reason.

Soleimani’s killing is the apotheosis of American “strategy.” Gil Barndollar observes that assassinating Soleimani is part of an “American “strategy” that, despite decades of effort, thousands of American lives, and trillions of dollars, has achieved next to nothing of worth in the Middle East.”

Hard-line forces in Iran are poised to gain strength. Amir Delshad looks ahead to next month’s parliamentary elections in Iran and expects that hard-liners will emerge victorious.

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Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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