After last month’s Iran nuclear deal, what’s next for the Islamic Republic? Will the easing of sanctions bring it more into the diplomatic and international mainstream? Or will the new economic growth create a more assertive Iran that further antagonises the rest of the region? What will the domestic consequences be of Tehran’s new openness to the outside world? And what, if anything, will happen to the nuclear program?
What happens when a citizen of Crimea wants his/her passport to say, “born in the Russian Federation”? Or, in the near future, an Iraqi or Syrian Kurd who shares U.S. citizenship wants the passport to say, “born in Kurdistan”? Or, even more menacing, a U.S. citizen born in Mosul wants to say, “born in the Islamic State”?