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Iran



  • 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?



  • Iran Student Leader Says He Regrets 1979 US Embassy Attack

    by Jon Gambrell

    Upon the 40th anniversary of the 1979 US embassy attack, Ebrahim Asgharzadeh acknowledged that the repercussions of the crisis still reverberate as tensions remain high between the U.S. and Iran.



  • The United States Overthrew Iran’s Last Democratic Leader

    by Roham Alvandi and Mark J. Gasiorowski

    Despite a campaign of historical revisionism in Washington, the archival record makes clear that the U.S. government was the key actor in the 1953 coup that ousted Mohammad Mosaddeq—not the Iranian clergy.