Category: Iran

Juan Cole: As Trump and Iran square off on Venezuela Oil Shipments, will US Go full Pirate of the Gulf?

The purpose would be to ramp up US patriotism ahead of the November election and attempt to get the US public on Trump’s side as a war president

Juan Cole: Trump walks Alone

Former US Allies Britain, France, Germany join Russia and China in Forcefully Rejecting Trump Iran Sanctions

Juan Cole: U.S. “Isolated”

US Regime must learn from its Humiliation at UN, as Trump rejects Putin Plan

Bob Dreyfuss: October Surprise

Will War with Iran Be Trump’s Election Eve Shocker?

Juan Cole: Iran’s Khamenei: Not going to help Trump get Reelected by Negotiating

Khamenei said that even if Iran met all of Washington’s demands, that would just encourage the insatiable American elite to start making new demands

Sina Toossi: The Beginning of the U.S.-Iran Hot War?

President Trump remains committed to escalating against Iran even as the U.S. battles a worsening pandemic, an economic depression, and internal discord not seen in decades

Luis Salas: Venezuela’s Economy Under Siege

A polemical economist reflects on the government’s policies in the face of harsh sanctions, including its general tendency toward dollarization.

Juan Cole: Russia shoots down “Ridiculous” Trump demand for Arms Embargo on Tehran

The Neoconservative wing of the Trump administration, which is dying to drag the United States into a war with Iran, suffered an embarrassing setback on Monday when its latest flimsy scheme crashed and burned.

Richard Falk: Revisiting Meeting Ayatollah Khomeini in January, 1979

A major dimension of AK’s legacy is that he managed to bring stability to the Islamic Republic by overcoming formidable obstacles during the first difficult decade of its existence. Unfortunately, for Iran the struggle goes on with no end in sight

Medea Benjamin: Who Are the Secret Puppet-Masters Behind Trump’s War on Iran?

The message of these groups dedicated to “countering extremism” is clear and none too subtle: Saudi Arabia and the UAE are always U.S. allies and victims of extremism, never a problem or a source of danger, violence or chaos

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