Iran

hormuz

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’

world war three

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

iran

Iran no longer alone

January 9, 2020 5:34 am

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

tulsi

Time for Tulsi

January 8, 2020 9:27 am

Candidate Gabbard’s platform has never looked more apt

improvisational

‘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

de-escalation al asad iran

So much for de-escalation

January 7, 2020 7:56 pm

Iran targets US base in Iraq with rockets

fierce revenge

Iran begins its ‘fierce revenge’

January 7, 2020 5:53 pm

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

iranian

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

israel iran

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

iran

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

pompeo

Mike Pompeo’s dishonest Iran defense

January 6, 2020 4:38 am

The neocon dream of a liberated Baghdad ends with an emboldened and empowered Iran

bluffing iran

Ten handy phrases for bluffing your way through the coming Iran crisis

January 4, 2020 4:33 am

‘This could be a Sarajevo moment’

china

China and Russia win from America’s wars

January 3, 2020 12:00 pm

Their strategic aim is to displace the United States from Eurasia

IRan

The Iraqi government may now have to choose between America and Iran

January 3, 2020 5:28 am

What does Soleimani’s death mean for US policy and the continued US presence in Iraq?

war

No, killing Soleimani doesn’t mean war

January 3, 2020 4:19 am

Maybe Trump’s critics are just as wrong as they’ve been every other time

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soleimani

The Soleimani assassination is Donald Trump’s biggest gamble yet

January 2, 2020 11:49 pm

Will Trump go down in history as the president who started World War III?

right

What could go right for Trump in 2020?

December 31, 2019 10:03 pm

Trump’s hardline against Iran could pay off

baghdad iraq foreign policy

Trump’s foreign policy isn’t working

December 31, 2019 8:25 am

America First realism has been a cypher

saudi arabia

The alliance between America and Saudi Arabia is over

September 26, 2019 9:31 am

We are witnessing the beginning of a new geopolitics in the Middle East

Robert C. O’Brien

The negotiator or Bolton Lite? Reading Robert C. O’Brien

September 19, 2019 1:49 pm

The new NSA’s Romney boosterism is particularly funny today

drones

How to stop drones

September 19, 2019 10:51 am

The Saudi oilfield attack is a portent of things to come

robert c. o’brien

Robert C. O’Brien, Trump’s good soldier

September 18, 2019 10:53 am

Trump replaces hawk with hawk at national security adviser

john bolton

John Bolton is gone — Boltonism isn’t

September 10, 2019 12:41 pm

The hawk never should have been brought into the administration in the first place