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. […]

Why the Experience of Ahed Tamimi Matters So Much

Why the Experience of Ahed Tamimi Matters So Much

    By Richard Falk March 14, 2018   It is now known by virtually everyone who follows the Palestinian struggle that a 16 year old girl, now 17, named Ahed Tamimi, confronted Israeli soldiers on her family’s land shortly after her cousin, Mohammed, was shot in the face with a rubber bullet, causing a […]

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 […]

A Debate on Peacemaking: Ending Occupation or Apartheid

A Debate on Peacemaking: Ending Occupation or Apartheid

  By Richard Falk discussing with Jeff Warner and Yossi Khen   Prefatory note This post consists of an exchange of views prompted by my talk at a United Methodist Church in Culver City (Los Angeles) published by Tikkun’s online magazine, March 6, 2018. The core disagreement is whether to retain the emphasis on ending […]

Marcus Papadopoulos on what East Ghouta is really about

Marcus Papadopoulos on what East Ghouta is really about

  By Jan Oberg Right after the very heavy fighting about East Ghouta and the UN Security Council’s ceasefire resolution, Dr. Marcus Papadopoulos is given what must be perceived as a very rare opportunity by a mainstream media  – skyNews Australia – to present a completely different perspective. You do not have to agree with […]

Painting an Israeli Attack on Syria as Israeli ‘Retaliation’ – And the Golan Height Dimensions

Painting an Israeli Attack on Syria as Israeli ‘Retaliation’ – And the Golan Height Dimensions

  Reuters, Vice and LA Times write about Israeli “retaliation.”   By Gregory Shupak February 21, 2018   Originally published by FAIR – Fairness And Accuracy In Reporting here Israel claimed that it intercepted an Iranian drone in Israeli airspace on Saturday, February 10; Iran denied that it had a drone there. Israel then bombed […]

Syria’s Wars: A New Dynamic

Syria’s Wars: A New Dynamic

  By Paul Rogers February 15, 2018 • The Israel-Iran antagonism risks fusing with the Russia-United States one.       Israel’s aerial strike against Iranian and regime targets in Syria on 10 February reinforces concern that a new front is opening in the Middle East’s many-sided conflicts.The risk of outright confrontation between Israel and […]

Ronen Bergman: Middle East on the brink of war

Ronen Bergman: Middle East on the brink of war

  Originally published by CNN on February 14, 2018 Israeli journalist on Benjamin Netanyahu’s legal issues, the face-off between Iran and Israel in Syria and Israel’s history of targeted assassination. The journalist is Ronen Bergman. And here his official website.   And here his 2018 book, Rise And Kill First – about the targeted assassination […]

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