| By Sara McElmurry

The Midwest Can't Afford to Close Its Doors to Refugees

In the wake of last week's terrorist attacks, a growing list of states have said they will temporarily stop accepting Syrian refugees. This poses a major humanitarian issue, with significant implications for local economies—especially in the Midwest.

| By Saeid Golkar

Iran’s Secret (Weapon) Society

While the nuclear deal has been reached, US policymakers and their allies should not overlook the power of Iran's Basij—the largest civil militia on the planet.