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Iran



  • My Son Was Killed In Iraq 14 Years Ago — Who’s Responsible?

    by Andrew Bacevich

    "Even today, the electorate shows little inclination to rethink the core assumptions informing basic US national security policy. Supporting the troops means suppressing second thoughts, asking few questions, and shoveling more money to the Pentagon."



  • The Princeton Historian Mugged by Reality

    Xiyue Wang was released from an Iranian prison in 2019 after being detained for four months. The Princeton doctoral student is now a critic of softening American sanctions aginst Iran. 



  • Fundamentalist Pandemics

    by Juan Cole

    What evangelicals could learn from "The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam."



  • 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?