Tehran in 2011 (Hansueli Krapf via Wikimedia Commons)

Before the ink is dry: Chasing business in Iran

Europeans who stood steadfast with the U.S. in imposing crushing economic sanctions on Iran are … raring to go. To Tehran. To do business. The Washington Post reports that “the ink was barely dry” on the agreement last month when “a German government plane packed with the nation’s economic elite touched down in Tehran.”


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Spy report spinning has a long history

The Pentagon’s internal watchdog is investigating whether “military officials have skewed intelligence assessments about the United States-led campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State to provide a more optimistic account of progress.” Disappointing? Sure. Surprising? Not even close.

Meagan Good as Det. Lara Vega.

Forecasting tech in the 2060s

This fall, Fox is bringing Steven Spielberg’s 2002 movie “Minority Report” to the small screen. Adapting the Tom Cruise-led film for television involved figuring out how to improve upon the innovative technology featured in the movie’s futuristic setting and determining a workable narrative structure.