Part 6 • US policies of invasion and regime change: Afghanistan

Part 6 • US policies of invasion and regime change: Afghanistan

    By Farhang Jahanpour September 18, 2018   1. The Carter Doctrine, Brzezinski and the Stinger missiles

 After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan on Christmas Day 1979, President Jimmy Carter issued his Carter Declaration, stating that the Persian Gulf was part of America’s vital interest and America would defend it by all means possible. […]

Part 6 • US policies of invasion and regime change: Afghanistan

Part 6 • US policies of invasion and regime change: Afghanistan

    By Farhang Jahanpour September 18, 2018   1. The Carter Doctrine, Brzezinski and the Stinger missiles

 After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan on Christmas Day 1979, President Jimmy Carter issued his Carter Declaration, stating that the Persian Gulf was part of America’s vital interest and America would defend it by all means possible. […]

Part 5 • The Fragmentation of the Middle East

Part 5 • The Fragmentation of the Middle East

    By Farhang Jahanpour September 18, 2018   1. Israel: The policy’s background As a small country with a tiny population surrounded by large and hostile countries, Israel’s policy ever since its establishment has been to rely on some external forces, the British Empire at the beginning of its creation and later on the […]

Part 4 • Western Demonization of the Middle East

Part 4 • Western Demonization of the Middle East

    By Farhang Jahanpour September 17, 2018   1. The western demonization of Islam We have often heard about Osama bin-Laden’s outrageous remarks about the West (if not Christianity), but we often seem to ignore the remarks made by some influential writers, thinkers and politicians in the West about Islam, which are as harsh […]

Part 3 • Islam and the West

Part 3 • Islam and the West

    By Farhang Jahanpour September 17, 2018 1. Islam as the new post-Cold War enemy The journalistic attitudes towards Islam that we referred to above have their counterparts in the academic writing on the Middle East and Islam. In recent years there have been many academic writings portraying Islam as the new enemy of […]

Part 2 • Fascism and Islamic Fundamentalism

Part 2 • Fascism and Islamic Fundamentalism

    By Farhang Jahanpour September 12, 2018   1. The rise of Fascism and Totalitarianism Just over 100 years ago, Britain, France, Germany and Russia ruled half of the world – most of Europe, all of Africa, South Asia, most of Southeast Asia, and most of the Pacific region. They dominated China and were of […]

Part 1 • Demonization of Middle Eastern leaders prior to invasion and regime change – A long tradition

Part 1 • Demonization of Middle Eastern leaders prior to invasion and regime change – A long tradition

    By Farhang Jahanpour September 6, 2018   1. The US Iran policy aims at nothing but conflict-building followed by economic, political and military violence From all the remarks made by President Donald Trump and his senior officials, it is clear that the United States is trying to manufacture another regime change in the […]

Preface • Regime Change – Not Iran Too!

Preface • Regime Change – Not Iran Too!

  Part 1. Preface – Background and forthcoming book on Iran   By Farhang Jahanpour September 1, 2018   Background I am a British national of Iranian origin. I was born in Shiraz, near Persepolis, the capital of Pars Province in Iran, which gave its name to Persia and to two ancient Persian Empires, the […]

U.S. re-imposes of sanctions on Iran on Hiroshima Day. All others must stand with Iran now!

U.S. re-imposes of sanctions on Iran on Hiroshima Day. All others must stand with Iran now!

    Comment by Jan Oberg August 6, 2018 “We deeply regret the re-imposition of sanctions by the US, due to the latter’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)” – say High Representative Federica Mogherini and Foreign Ministers of E3 (Jean-Yves Le Drian of France, Heiko Maas of Germany, Jeremy Hunt of […]

Iran nuclear deal: The golden opportunity for the EU to live up to its own goals

Iran nuclear deal: The golden opportunity for the EU to live up to its own goals

  By Jan Oberg July 7, 2018 • On July 6, 2018 there was a meeting in Vienna concerning the JCPOA, or the Iran nuclear deal, and how to handle it after the U.S. withdrawal from the deal and the U.S. attempts to isolate Iran further and suffocate its 85 million people even more by […]