The killing certainly has some of the hallmarks of a campaign of assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists, attributed to Israel: four were killed between 2010 and 2012.
For Bobby Ghosh's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
We may be long past holding laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize to its lofty standards — the cruel cynicism of Henry Kissinger and open bigotry of Aung San Suu Kyi are just two instances of honorees behaving dishonorably — but Abiy Ahmed’s belly ...
What leaders say at moments like these matters. And all the more so now because too many leaders have recently been unable or unwilling to say the right things.
Critics of the Trump administration’s sanctions campaign against Iran have long argued that the Islamic Republic is impervious to pressure. This claim never had a strong foundation: After all, extreme duress — prolonged diplomatic isolation, coupled with crippling economic sanctions — forced Tehran’s theocrats ...
Governments everywhere want to help the Lebanese, but the country's politicians need to recover their senses to make sure assistance is forthcoming.
The conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a mosque is the culmination of the president’s lifelong political project.
A deadly mix of plagues could create food insecurity in one of the continent’s most vibrant regions.
Imagine if the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps had more money to spend.
When it comes to the Middle East, the former vice president has a history of endorsing woolly and reckless ideas.
The regime's dishonesty and indifference threaten the region and the world