The Temple of Self-gratification

The Temple of Self-gratification

By Jason Hirthler April 21, 2020 Author David Foster Wallace once said that America is, “One enormous engine and temple of self-gratification and self-advancement.” The spectacle of American consumerism comes galloping to mind. But the pageant of gluttony with which we sate ourselves on a weekly basis is a pale reflection, at least in its […]

WikiLeaks reveals how the US aggressively pursued regime change in Syria, igniting a bloodbath

WikiLeaks reveals how the US aggressively pursued regime change in Syria, igniting a bloodbath

April 3, 2020 Robert Reuel Naiman Given the systematic distortion of the Syrian conflict that we have pointed out here on The Transnational many times before, we find it important to highlight the – always omitted – early role of the United States in fomenting what broke out in violence in early 2011. This is […]

CV – Elaheh Pooyandeh

CV – Elaheh Pooyandeh

March 30, 2020 Born in Arak, Iran, on April 16, 1989.Favourite quote “Peace begins with a smile.”Joined TFF as Associate in March 2020. Key professional skills • Experienced in project management in both national and international contexts.• Facilitator, experienced in participatory methods in peace education, violence prevention and conflict transformation.• Very good knowledge of disarmament […]

The cruel US sanctions hitting innocent Iranians already fighting corona

The cruel US sanctions hitting innocent Iranians already fighting corona

By Jan Oberg March 16, 2020 We hear next to nothing about these sanctions in the so-called free media – primary sanctions by the US hitting Iran directly, secondary sanctions by the US demanding other countries – the EU and NATO allies in particular – to implement its sanctions, i.e. to accept that US sanctions […]

Lying, cheating and stealing to kill

Lying, cheating and stealing to kill

A different take on what preceded the murder of Iranian general Solemani March 2, 2020 Introduction by Jan Oberg Here is, first, a video sequence that has gone viral. It’s U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, telling – laughingly – an audience that CIA’s perception of truth is quite advanced; and he must know since […]

How the US helped create Al Qaeda and ISIS

How the US helped create Al Qaeda and ISIS

February 21, 2020 By Garikai Chengu Much like Al Qaeda, the Islamic State (ISIS) is made-in-the-USA, an instrument of terror designed to divide and conquer the oil-rich Middle East and to counter Iran’s growing influence in the region. The fact that the United States has a long and torrid history of backing terrorist groups will […]

On 41st Anniversary, has Trump’s belligerence strengthened the Iranian government?

On 41st Anniversary, has Trump’s belligerence strengthened the Iranian government?

By Farhang Jahanpour February 12, 2020 Oxford, UK (Special to Informed Comment) – On February 11, 2020, the Islamic Republic of Iran marks the 41st anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution. Thus, it has defied the Trump administration’s prediction of its demise for two years beyond its allotted time. In his speech at […]

The world must end Washington’s illegal economic war

The world must end Washington’s illegal economic war

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers February 10, 2020 The US is currently attacking one-third of the planet’s population with 8,000 economic sanctions, ongoing acts of war against 39 nations. “Their intent is to shrink the economy and cause chronic shortages and hyperinflation while ensuring a lack of access to finance to pay for essentials.” […]

Gabbard, Kucinich and Kinzer – right on US foreign and security policy change

Gabbard, Kucinich and Kinzer – right on US foreign and security policy change

A must-see and must-followup! February 6, 2020 Here is the knowledge, the experience, the passion and the vision that the US needs – and needs to set through before the militarists destroy America and more or less the rest of the world too. And while Kinzer’s introduction to Iran is impressively forceful, correct and pedagogic […]

Russia, the Eurasian Triangle, and the Soleiman Assassination

Russia, the Eurasian Triangle, and the Soleiman Assassination

By Gordon M. Hahn January 30, 2020 The apparent overreaction by the U.S. to Iranian provocations represented by the assassination of Revolutionary Guards Corps Commander Qassem Soleiman is one of the stronger blows to hit one of the most important nails in the coffin of U.S.-Russian relations: the revival of Russian-Western geopolitical competition outside Russia’s […]