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On Iran, Trump Is All Talk, and Thank God

By Matt Taibbi,Rolling Stone: Open newspapers this week, and you'll see hand-wringing galore. ...

Iran Entrenches Its “Axis of Resistance” Across the Middle East

By Robin Wright,The New Yorker:Spy Mountain, the moniker for Mt. Avital, rises high on the ...

Iran Would Freak If America Sold to Israel F-22 Raptors and B-52 Bombers

With only a few notable exceptions, Israel can buy whatever it wants from the United ...

Nine takeaways from the Abqaiq situation so far

By Gary Sick, Gulf2000: This afternoon, the Middle East Seminar at Columbia (which I chair) ...

To Make A Deal With Iran, Consider Culture, Not Cliche

By Siamak Tundra Naficy,Lobe Log: When U.S. economic sanctions, military threats, and ...

The Emperor’s New-Old Nuclear Clothes

By Helena Cobban, Lobe Log: How is it still possible to write a lengthy article about the ...

A piece of woman's clothing

A piece of woman's clothing I bring home the clean laundry And spread it on the Persian ...

Americans are Not the Saudis’ Mercenaries

By Nicholas Kristof,The New York Times: Robert Gates, the former defense secretary, once ...

How America Has Fought Iran’s Wars in the Middle East

Those in Washington who pushed for a regime change in Tehran through military means are ...

Saudi oil attacks put US commitments to the test

Neither Saudi Arabia nor the United States is rushing to retaliate for a brazen, allegedly ...

Who Was Behind the Saudi Oil Attack? What the Evidence Shows

By David D. Kirkpatrick, Christoph Koettl, Allison McCann, Eric Schmitt, Anjali Singhvi and ...

Iran Might Be America’s Enemy, but Saudi Arabia Is No Friend

By Andrew J. Bacevich,The New York Times: In 1987, an Iraqi warplane attacked an American Navy ...

Pompeo takes Bolton’s mantle

By Julian Lee, Bloomberg: Julian Lee is an oil strategist for Bloomberg First Word. Previously...

The Days of One-Way Pain Are Over

By Gary Sick, Lobe Log: The Global War on Terror (GWOT) has operated from the start on the ...

Seraphita: The last human manifestation

Seraphitais one of the more fascinating books I've read. Besides the vivid imagery of a remote ...

Bolton’s departure allegedly pegged to disagreement over lifting sanctions on Iran

ByAnne Gearan, The Washington Post: John Bolton’s departure as national security adviser...

Is Iran at Risk of Becoming a Chinese Colony?

By Shireen T. Hunter, Lobe Log: According to an article in the Petroleum Economist, during ...

Trump Tries to Extinguish the Fire He Started With Iran

By Nancy LeTourneau, Washington Monthly: When the news broke that Trump had fired his national...

Death of female Iranian soccer fan puts FIFA and Asian soccer body in the dock

When Sahar Khodayari this week set herself alight in front of a Tehran courthouse, she ...

With Bolton Gone, Iran Must Seize Opportunity for De-Escalation

By Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, Bourse and Bazaar:The news that Trump has fired John ...

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