Iran

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Coronavirus is a ticking time-bomb for the Middle East’s old guard

April 5, 2020 12:07 pm

Conflict won’t end and over-centralized states will struggle to reform

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The next American revolution will be televised

March 30, 2020 11:46 am

Is COVID-19 the series finale of Trump’s dramatic presidency?

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Iran’s coronavirus tragedy is depressingly predictable

March 24, 2020 10:57 am

Times are tough. But then they always are

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Will coronavirus lead to a US war with Iran?

March 13, 2020 6:53 am

Tehran’s virus troubles could allow Shia militias to attack US forces in Iraq

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How far will Trump go in Iran?

January 29, 2020 4:08 pm

The Tehran students were chanting in the streets: ‘Our enemy is right here, they’re lying that it’s America’

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Shaken Saudis hedge their bets on détente with Iran

January 28, 2020 11:11 am

Saudi Arabia is hitting the brakes on normalization with Israel

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Donald Trump, president of peace

January 25, 2020 2:03 pm

The emotional anti-war right is susceptible to its own wishful thinking about the irenic intentions of Iran

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Boris’s Iran approach delicately balances European and American interests

January 15, 2020 2:27 pm

The British PM was able to align with what Trump probably wants: a fresh deal, not a new war

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The ‘Iran Spring’ delusion

January 14, 2020 12:40 am

The democracy junkies are at it again — craving another fantasy revolution in a country they don’t understand

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The Middle East mess has nothing to do with Donald Trump

January 13, 2020 8:04 am

On every count, other than creating permanent war, the Bush Doctrine failed

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Could this be the beginning of the end for Iran’s mullahs?

January 11, 2020 9:54 am

It is easy to see a possible parallel here with the Soviet Union, whose leaders were rattling their sabers as loudly as ever as their socialist empire began to crumble

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Why trouble in the Middle East no longer means an oil price hike

January 11, 2020 9:14 am

America is less dependent on the oil that comes out of the Middle East than at any point in modern times

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Iran must pay the families of flight 752

January 11, 2020 9:01 am

It took four days for the Iranians to admit that they had downed the jet

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Few have ‘empowered’ Iran more than Lindsey Graham

January 9, 2020 2:02 pm

Graham accused Mike Lee and Rand Paul of ‘empowering’ Iran

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All forecasts are off if Iran shuts the Strait of Hormuz

January 9, 2020 9:58 am

Oil price spikes are not the economic threat they once were

middle east

The Middle East for dummies

January 9, 2020 9:01 am

Assad is not the worst guy in Syria. That label belongs to the US-armed and financed ‘moderate rebels’

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World War Three? No, this was about Trump’s second term

January 9, 2020 8:35 am

Most people do not share the leftish view that Iran and the US are equivalent as nation states in their capacity to do bad things

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Iran no longer alone

January 9, 2020 5:34 am

The American strategy of isolating and dividing Tehran has just been exploded

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Time for Tulsi

January 8, 2020 9:27 am

Candidate Gabbard’s platform has never looked more apt

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‘So far, so good’ — the madness in Trump’s method

January 8, 2020 7:39 am

The administration’s eagerness to play down Iran’s missile strikes smacks of desperation

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So much for de-escalation

January 7, 2020 7:56 pm

Iran targets US base in Iraq with rockets

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Iran begins its ‘fierce revenge’

January 7, 2020 5:53 pm

The question now is what Trump’s next move will be

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Exclusive: the Iranian cultural sites Trump will bomb

January 7, 2020 5:33 pm

The Imam Reza shrine has been moved up the US target list and is now just ahead of the Whole Foods Market in the Grand Bazaar of Tehran

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Qasem Soleimani’s death could change the game for Israel

January 7, 2020 3:37 pm

Israel remains a target for Iran, but because the US conducted the killing, it is less likely that Iran will mobilize the region against Israel

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Will the Iran-US confrontation spiral out of control? Even the experts don’t know

January 6, 2020 4:51 am

Escalation poses major risks for both Tehran and Washington — and they both know it