Category: Iran

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.

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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.

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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

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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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Vijay Prashad: Why Iran’s Fuel Tankers for Venezuela Are Sending Shudders Through Washington

At the United Nations China has been outspoken against the regime change policy driven by the United States against both states. It has been this Chinese shield that enabled the tankers to go through what is effectively a U.S. naval blockade of Venezuela

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Juan Cole: Fundamentalist Pandemics

What Evangelicals Could Learn From The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam

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Ali Abunimah: Ilhan Omar backs Israel lobby campaign against Iran

In an unexpected move, Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has reportedly signed on to a letter circulated by AIPAC, the powerful Israel lobby group on Capitol Hill

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Sarah Lazare: Right-Wing Think Tanks Using Covid-19 To Push War with Iran

Amid an unprecedented global crisis, the self-declared “guardians of order” see an opening to push for more war, death and destruction

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Gareth Porter: Netanyahu pushed US towards war with Iran

An investigation of supposed Iranian nuclear documents presented in a dramatically staged Netanyahu press conference indicates they were an Israeli fabrication designed to trigger US military conflict with Iran

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Juan Cole: Trump failed on Coronavirus, now wants to “shoot down” tiny Iranian Skiffs

I doubt that Trump’s tweet will last longer than his memory of calling the coronavirus a hoax has. He’s just seeing if he can get a rise from his base by … acting like a scoundrel.

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