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Iran



  • Sanctions Are Inhumane—Now, and Always

    by Aslı U. Bâli, Aziz Rana

    In a world imperiled by global pandemic, it is long past time to put an end to sanctions—including new ones against Iran—and to reconstruct U.S. foreign policy around international solidarity.



  • America held hostage

    by David Marks

    Forty years after the Iran hostage crisis, its impact endures.



  • Imagining an Iranian Spring

    by Andrew Meyer

    The recent brush with war between the US and Iran underscores the persistent question of US-Iranian relations: will the two countries ever reach a point of mutual toleration ever again?


  • Stepping Back From the Brink of War

    by Alon Ben-Meir

    Trump’s order to kill General Soleimani is one of the most reckless acts taken by a president, who once again has put his personal political interest above the nation’s security.



  • Why Did the U.S. Kill Suleimani?

    by Elizabeth Cobbs and Kimberly C. Field

    The attack illustrates America’s lack of a clear grand strategy — and why we need one immediately.



  • The Global War of Error

    by Tom Engelhardt

    Failure is the new success and that applies as well to the “industrial” part of the military-industrial complex. 



  • Obama was Right, Trump is Wrong on Iran

    by Andrew Meyer

    The legacy of the hostage crisis has predictably engendered a "hard line" wing of the foreign policy establishment in Washington with respect to US-Iranian relations, represented by figures such as Paul Wolfowitz, Daniel Perle, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo.



  • Understand the news with this brief history of Iran

    by Ali M Ansari

    From the US assassination of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani to the ongoing case of the jailed mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Iran has scarcely been out of the headlines in recent months. But how far back does the history of Iran stretch?