Category: Iran

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Noam Chomsky: Trump Is Trying to Exploit Tension With Iran for 2020

Interview on Iran’s military deterrence strategy and the actions taken by U.S. leaders who cannot countenance what the State Department describes as Iran’s “successful defiance”

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Vijay Prashad: Trump Murdered the Iran Deal

And Europe Isn’t Too Happy About It

Khury Petersen-Smith: Iran’s Not the Aggressor. The U.S. Is.

If a war breaks out, it won’t be because the Trump administration “bumbled” into one

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Juan Cole: Trump Breached Iran Deal to Spite Obama

Former British ambassador to the US Kim Darroch alleged in a diplomatic cable that Trump’s motivation in breaching the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was motivated by nothing more than spite

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Michael T. Klare: The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis

Oil’s Enduring Sway in U.S. Policy in the Middle East

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John Feffer: Trump’s Bluster Diplomacy

Don’t expect Trump to do a North Korean-style pivot in his relations with Iran

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Patrick Cockburn: I’ve seen for myself how sanctions only hurt the poor

Sanctions will fail against Assad, just as they failed against Saddam Hussein 20 years ago, but they will do terrible damage to ordinary people

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Juan Cole: Trump’s Economic War on Iran

88% reduction in Oil Exports, 6% Shrinkage of Economy

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Reese Erlich: How Iran Ran Circles around Trump

Over the past several weeks, the Trump Administration has managed to infuriate ordinary Iranians, traditional US allies, and US war hawks

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Juan Cole: Iran hasn’t Breached the Nuclear Deal

Trump had already Destroyed It

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