Before we can have an educated discussion about security and liberty, we need transparency.
Of course, for the world outside Washington, D.C., the shutdown may as well not be in effect. While mass government furloughs– and the corresponding emergence of “shutdown specials” for hungry and thirsty staffers– have had a visible impact in the nation’s capital, as has the closure of national parks and other tourist attractions around the country, almost everything else the federal government spends money on has continued to receive funding.
Abbas Milani is the director of the Iranian Studies Program at Stanford, co-director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution and author of the book “The Shah,” among others. With recent news of direct talks between Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and the Obama administration, The Daily sat down with Milani to provide a context for the revived presence of US-Iran relations in the media sphere.
Federal prosecutor Manish Shah ’94 was, alongside seven others, recently nominated by President Barack Obama for a position as a U.S. District Court judge.
Cuéllar said that growing up along the U.S.-Mexico border had a profound influence on his understanding of the world and prompted his desire to study politics and governance.