September 19, 2015 5:22 PM EDT

A roundup of the most intelligent takes on global affairs this week

The Imam’s Curse New Yorker

Wonder what price will be paid by those who brought such a prosecution. If any.

Coming to America and Coming of Age – Wilson Quarterly

It has never been easy to be an immigrant in America. And yet would-be emigrants keep coming. Their faith in America should inspire Americans to remember what their country represents for those seeking a better life.

Why Do So Many People Want So Little From the Agreement With Iran? – Foreign Policy

Washington’s biggest problem is that too many lawmakers care more about smart politics than smart policy. National security is the area where this kind of complacency is dumbest and most dangerous.

On Russia, Donald Trump’s Bluster is No Match for Putin – The New Republic

In public, Putin never speaks as loudly as Trump. He doesn’t have to.

Why the Best War Reporter in a Generation Had to Suddenly Stop – Esquire

You don’t have to carry a weapon to feel the impact of PTSD. War affects the lives of a much wider range of people than many realize.

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