War With Iran Won’t Be Iraq All Over Again. It’ll Be Much Worse

War With Iran Won’t Be Iraq All Over Again. It’ll Be Much Worse

    By Trita Parsi With John Bolton joining the White House as President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, risk of the U.S. going to war with Iran has increased to levels not seen since Dick Cheney was vice president. Originally published on March 30, 2018 by Huffington Post here Bolton and Cheney were […]

End of Hope for Trump’s Middle East Policy

End of Hope for Trump’s Middle East Policy

  By Robert E. Hunter March 26, 2018 This past week could go down as the worst for the US role in the world since the misbegotten 2003 invasion of Iraq, whose tragic consequences still bedevil us. In both cases, the damage has been almost entirely self-inflicted, the result of abysmal judgment at the top […]

Gareth Porter: The “Manufactured Crisis” and drive for U.S. / Israel military actions against Iran

Gareth Porter: The “Manufactured Crisis” and drive for U.S. / Israel military actions against Iran

  By Gareth Porter Published on Apr 3, 2014     National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel “Special Relationship” Presentation at the National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel “Special Relationship” on March 7, 2014 at the National Press Club. Gareth Porter is an independent investigative journalist and historian who specializes in U.S. national security policy. […]

The Untold Story of John Bolton’s Campaign for War With Iran

The Untold Story of John Bolton’s Campaign for War With Iran

  By Gareth Porter, TFF Associate March 30, 2018 Via theamericanconservative.com In my reporting on U.S.-Israeli policy, I have tracked numerous episodes in which the United States and/or Israel made moves that seemed to indicate preparations for war against Iran. Each time – in 2007, in 2008, and again in 2011 – those moves, presented in corporate […]

How a Persian Gulf Security Agreement Could Serve U.S. Interests

How a Persian Gulf Security Agreement Could Serve U.S. Interests

By Shahed Ghoreishi March 5, 2018 At the Munich Security Conference in February, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif repeated his administration’s proposal to engage Iran’s Persian Gulf neighbors with the goal of creating a Persian Gulf Security Agreement. Originally published by Lobe Log here. According to Zarif, the talks for such an agreement would be […]

How ‘Operation Merlin’ Poisoned U.S. Intelligence on Iran

How ‘Operation Merlin’ Poisoned U.S. Intelligence on Iran

March 3, 2018 The CIA’s “Operation Merlin,” which involved providing Iran with a flawed design for a nuclear weapon and resulted in an alleged whistleblower going to prison, was the perfect example of creating intelligence in order to justify operations, reports Gareth Porter. Originally published by ConsortiumNews here By Gareth Porter Jeffrey Sterling, the case […]

Why it would be self-defeating for the US to scrap the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA)

Why it would be self-defeating for the US to scrap the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA)

  By Jan Oberg Comment on PressTV, February 17, 2018  

EU countries in tough spot with U.S. demands on the nuclear deal with Iran, the JCPOA

EU countries in tough spot with U.S. demands on the nuclear deal with Iran, the JCPOA

TEHRAN – Farhang Jahanpour, an adjunct professor in the Department of Continuing Education at the University of Oxford and a Middle East expert, says that all other signatories to the JCPOA, including the European Troika (the UK, France and Germany) have stated that they are for the nuclear accord, since Iran has remained committed to […]

Syria’s War Has Never Been More International

Syria’s War Has Never Been More International

    By Uri Friedman   The next phase of a seven-year conflict has begun.   Consider the stunning events that have occurred in the last three weeks alone: Last month, Turkey, with Russian approval, launched a military offensive in northwestern Syria against Kurdish fighters it views as terrorists and America views as counterterrorism allies. […]

The widening Saudi-Iran divide

The widening Saudi-Iran divide

  By Seyed Hossein Mousavian The conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran marks a deepening division between regional powers and international hegemons in the Persian Gulf. The Saudis and Iranians have to learn to cooperate or risk further confrontation.   Via thecairoreview.com New regional and international coalitions are forming with respect to the Middle East […]

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