Jan 14, 2014 — In softcover nonfiction, Vali Nasr analyzes foreign policy, Kathryn Miles details the fate of a ship fleeing famine and Kurt Vonnegut's letters reveal a man both hilarious and haunted. In fiction, Rachel Kushner plunges into the world of Italian radicals, Jamie Quatro crafts surreal tales and Alejandro Zambra weaves a Chilean meta-narrative.
Apr 16, 2013 — In his new book, The Dispensable Nation, former State Department adviser Vali Nasr explores the state of U.S. foreign policy in Afghanistan and beyond. Nasr says the U.S. "is happy ... to play a less important role, to no longer be the stabilizer."
Feb 12, 2007 — A list of suggested reading about the Shia-Sunni conflict.
Jan 17, 2007 — Author Vali Nasr says Arab states in the Persian Gulf region have pressed the Bush administration to help contain Iran.
Dec 4, 2006 — With no "viable political roadmap," Iraq's fate will be decided by violence instead of through negotiations, Vali Nasr, an author and expert on politics and religion in the Middle East says. He says a framework for talks among Iraq's various factions is still missing.
Jul 19, 2006 — Middle East expert Vali Nasr talks about the latest developments there, and about his book The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future.