Category Archives: Iran

Meet Your New Warmongery Overlords

A brief overview of the U.S. Senate’s incoming freshman class’ foreign policy views is not pretty. Even those newly elected senators who seem to indicate some skepticism of foreign military intervention and a willingness to cut military spending couch their … Continue reading

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When you insist on using a hammer …

… every problem looks like a nail. John Kerry on Iraq: ISIS fighters have seized Mosul, which is the country’s second-largest city, and Tikrit, which is Saddam Hussein’s hometown. Overnight, they captured the city of Tal Afar, and American officials … Continue reading

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Economic Blowback? Kuwait to Buy LNG From Iran

The big Russia-China energy deal has been getting a lot of press lately, but it’s not the only sign that the world is withdrawing its purchasing power from a meddlesome United States and an expansionist NATO/European Union. Now Kuwait, once one of the … Continue reading

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The Neoconservative Obsession With Iran

Guest Column by Sheldon Richman originally published at the Future of Freedom Foundation Americans could be enjoying cultural and commercial relations with Iranians were it not for U.S. “leaders,” who are more aptly described as misleaders. Because of institutional, geopolitical, … Continue reading

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Why the US Blew a Chance to Reconcile With Iran

guest column by Sheldon Richman originally published at the Future of Freedom Foundation In the late 1980s the U.S. government had an opportunity to change its relationship with Iran from hostile to nonadversarial. It had been hostile since 1979, when … Continue reading

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Heck, Why Not Just Make it the 51st State?

hubris, n. Overbearing pride or presumption First the US government decides it gets to run Iran’s nuclear power program. Now the US government claims veto power over Iran’s appointment of an ambassador to the United Nations. Next week: US John Kerry flies to Iran to … Continue reading

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Thomas Friedman is Right, Sort Of

Friedman, in the New York Times: It occurred to me the other day that the zealously pro-Israel billionaire Sheldon Adelson and Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, actually have one big thing in common. They are both trying to destroy Israel. … Continue reading

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