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 […]

Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the illegal murder of Soleimani

Lies, the Bethlehem Doctrine, and the illegal murder of Soleimani

By Craig Murray January 31, 2020 In one of the series of blatant lies the USA has told to justify the assassination of Soleimani, Mike Pompeo said that Soleimani was killed because he was planning “imminent attacks” on US citizens. It is a careful choice of word. Pompeo is specifically referring to the Bethlehem Doctrine of Pre-Emptive Self […]

With a new weapon in Donald Trump’s hands, the Iran crisis risks going nuclear

With a new weapon in Donald Trump’s hands, the Iran crisis risks going nuclear

By William Arkin January 29, 2020 Ten days before Donald J. Trump was elected president in 2016, the United States nuked Iran. The occasion: a nuclear war exercise held every year in late October. In the war game, after Iran sank an American aircraft carrier and employed chemical weapons against a Marine Corps force, the […]

How do you blow the whistle on a whole society?

How do you blow the whistle on a whole society?

By David SwansonJanuary 22, 2020 VideoAnother video from the event where the author gave this talk Like perhaps most people who visit Los Angeles, I consider it my duty to offer a brilliant new idea for a film script. My idea is in the genre of science-fiction mafia, a genre that I think has not […]

Iran and the Non- Proliferation Treaty – NPT

Iran and the Non- Proliferation Treaty – NPT

Featuring Farhang Jahanpour (1) and other experts January 22, 2020 If you appreciated this conversation with a leading TFF expert Farhang Jahanpour is a retired professor from the University of Isfahan and former part-time tutor at the University of Oxford, former TFF Board member and now TFF Associate. The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that takes […]

EU words, words and words on the Iran nuclear deal: What about action?

EU words, words and words on the Iran nuclear deal: What about action?

By Jan Oberg January 13, 2020 European allies of the U-S have turned down a request by the American President to leave the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran (JCPOA). France says it remains committed to the Iran deal, and will continue to work with other parties. Britain has pledged to remain committed too. Prime Minister […]

US-Iran tensions after murder of Soleimani

US-Iran tensions after murder of Soleimani

With Farhang Jahanpour and Bamo Nuri January 9, 2020 Here is an informed and complex discussion by two experts, one of them being Dr. Farhang Jahanpour, Oxford, who is also a TFF Associate and Dr. Bamo Nouri, expert US Foreign Policy. It lasts for about the first 20 minutes of this IndusNews program anchored by […]

The Suleimani assassination: Not a retaliation but an act of war

The Suleimani assassination: Not a retaliation but an act of war

By Chas Freeman January 4, 2020 This was not a retaliation, as claimed, but the pre-planned exploitation of a pretext to assassinate a foreign official designated as an enemy as well as the commander of an Iraqi militia hostile to the United States. It was an act of war that will inevitably evoke reprisal. Iran […]

European policy on Iran is a disaster

European policy on Iran is a disaster

By Jonathan Power December 11, 2019 The Europeans have not done well in countering President Donald Trump’s onslaught on Iran. When Trump unilaterally decided that the US should withdraw from the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal, which committed Iran to winding down its nuclear research in return for the West, Russia and China (the latter two […]

EU countries letter about Iran’s missiles: Bizarre

EU countries letter about Iran’s missiles: Bizarre

By Jan Oberg December 6, 2019 Here is the background – Germany’s, France’s and the UK’s letter to the UN Security Council accusing Iran of violating the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran’s PressTV asked me to comment on this issue in the larger framework of global nuclear policies.