Category: Iran

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Noam Chomsky: Cold War II: Containing Iran

These are exciting days in Washington, as the government directs its energies to the demanding task of containing Iran in what Washington Post correspondent Robin Wright, joining others, calls “Cold War II. During Cold War I, the task was to contain two awesome forces. The lesser and more moderate force was “an implacable enemy whose Read more…

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Ramzy Baroud: An Opportunity in the Iran Nuclear Deal

Despite the saber rattling, the fiery speeches, and all the chest-thumping that has lasted for many years, Israel had lost its battle to lead another regional war against a formidable enemy in the Middle East.

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David Swanson: Which U.S. Senators Really Want War on Iran — An Update

This is an update to “Which U.S. Senators Want War on Iran.”I’ve found there isn’t really any way to touch on this topic without misunderstanding, but here’s a try. Iran has never had a nuclear weapons program or threatened to launch a war against the U.S. or Israel. Many opponents of the Iran deal in Read more…

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David Bromwich: Playing the Long Game on Iran

The Neoconservatives, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the Republicans Game the System

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Noam Chomsky: The Nuclear Deal

The nuclear deal reached between Iran and P5+1 was greeted with relief and optimism throughout the world, with striking exceptions: the US and its closest regional allies, Israel and Saudi Arabia

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Noam Chomsky: “The Iranian Threat”

Who Is the Gravest Danger to World Peace?

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Juan Cole: Iran Hawks Think We Can Impose Harsher Sanctions on Iran

US hegemony over certain key international institutions such as petroleum markets and the SWIFT exchange allowed it to subject Iran to an unprecedented sanctions regime since about 2012

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Phyllis Bennis: Don’t Sit Tight: Congress Can Still Tank the Iran Deal

Supporters of diplomacy over war must make our voices heard over the din of nay-saying interest groups with deep pockets

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David Swanson: Which U.S. Senators Want War on Iran

Don’t just urge the right vote while pushing the propaganda. Oppose the propaganda as well

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Gareth Porter: Obama’s Promoting Iran Agreement with One Hand Tied Behind Back

Supporters of the Iran agreement are hurting their own efforts to uphold it and to avoid war by promoting the lie that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons

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