Iran’s FM: Window to salvage nuclear deal closing

Iran’s FM: Window to salvage nuclear deal closing

Media comment by Jan Oberg August 21, 2019 On August 19, 2019, Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, visited Finland to persuade it – and the rest of Europe – to stand up more firmly for the nuclear deal, JCPOA, from July. But the prospect is bleak…

We must stop America and Russia going MAD

We must stop America and Russia going MAD

By Jonathan Power August 6, 2019 – Hiroshima Day If MAD was Mad then the decision of President Donald Trump to renounce the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) is MADDER. MAD is Mutually Assured Destruction, a concept which underlay the nuclear deterrence of the Cold War. Presidents Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan began the hard […]

An American attack on Iran would be an unmitigated disaster for the US, Iran and the world

An American attack on Iran would be an unmitigated disaster for the US, Iran and the world

August 3, 2019 The following statement on US warmongering in relation to Iran was prepared by Mark LeVine, Professor of History, University of California, Irvine and myself. Some of the early signatories are among the leading scholars in the field of Middle East Studies. Their names are listed below. It seeks to make two major […]

The US is sleepwalking into a real war with Iran

The US is sleepwalking into a real war with Iran

August 3, 2019 By Prabir Purkayastha The U.S. plans for a naval armada in Hormuz will run against the Laws of Seas and Iran’s sovereignty over its territorial waters. We are now sleepwalking to a new war in the region with disastrous consequences. The stage is now set for a disastrous collision between the U.S.-UK […]

US sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister: How pathetic!

US sanctions on Iran’s foreign minister: How pathetic!

By Jan Oberg August 1, 2019 The Trump administration imposed sanction on Iran’s foreign minister, Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif last night – as if the present intensified sanctions – primary on Iran and secondary on, in principle, everybody else, were not enough already. Here is AlJazeera’s story which also includes Iranian President Rouhani’s and Zarif’s […]

The law against aggression

The law against aggression

By Jonathan Power July 30, 2019 In 2010 the signatory states of the International Criminal Court, established to prosecute war crimes, convened a conference to add aggression to the list of crimes the court could try. (See the Rome Statute here, the relevant provisions and definitions of the concept of “aggression” are described in Article […]

This outlaw power: America’s intent is to dominate China, Russia and the world

This outlaw power: America’s intent is to dominate China, Russia and the world

Illustration by Craig Stephens, South China Morning Post By Christopher Black July 26th 2019 On June 4th the Chinese government issued a travel alert for Chinese tourists thinking of visiting the United States, a day after it issued a similar advisory to Chinese students thinking of studying in the US over concerns for their safety […]

Iran at the precipice

Iran at the precipice

By Jonathan Power July 24, 2019 There’s never been a full-scale war between two nuclear-armed states. If Iran one day did cross the nuclear threshold the same deterrence will apply. No one rational would want to provoke their own incineration. Columbia University professor, Kenneth Waltz, the distinguished theorist on the conduct of war, wrote in […]

The world should ignore the U.S. Iran game and support the nuclear deal – in deeds

The world should ignore the U.S. Iran game and support the nuclear deal – in deeds

July 7, 2019 Please find below a discussion between ex-State Department official, author and attorney J. Michael Springmann and Jan Oberg. It focuses on the U.S. call for an emergency meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, concerning Iran’s nuclear policy.

Media creating a climate for war with Iran

Media creating a climate for war with Iran

By Gregory Shupak Media outlets are creating a climate for a US military attack on Iran by hyping the idea that Iran is an imminent threat to peace, by failing to offer evidence that calls the US’s accusations against Iran into question, by amplifying warmongers’ voices and by naturalizing America’s supposed right to spy on […]

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