In the September/October 2013 issue:
Iranian dissident Akbar Ganji pens a sweeping intellectual profile of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
Stephen Biddle, a professor at George Washington University, urges the Obama administration to cut its losses in Afghanistan.
Karl Eikenberry, former commanding general of the Combined Forces Command–Afghanistan and U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, explains how counterinsurgency doctrine went wrong in Afghanistan.
Ruchir Sharma, head of Emerging Markets and Global Macro at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, writes that India as a whole slowing down but its most dynamic states are still growing at unprecedented rates.
Larry Diamond, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Jack Mosbacher, research associate at the Freeman Spogli Institute, argue that the best way to help African countries avoid the resource curse is for their governments to give oil proceeds directly to the people.