Iran and Bahrain: The New York Times’ Uncritical Take


by Jim Lobe I was pretty surprised Monday when, in the front-page New York Times article about the implementation agreement reached Sunday between the P5+1 and Iran in Geneva, I read the following in the fourth paragraph: “It [the agreement]… Continue Reading  

Fighting Off Peace


by Henry Precht The US faces a grave crisis. One threatening our economic well-being and modern political system. We seem destined for a ruinous enemy deficit. If President Barack Obama has his way, Iran and America, after 35 years of… Continue Reading  

Flaws in the Kirk-Menendez Iran Sanctions (Wag the Dog) Bill


by Jim Lobe Ed Levine, an arms control specialist who worked for both Republican and Democratic senators for 20 years on the Intelligence Committee and another ten on the Foreign Relations Committee, has written a detailed and devastating analysis of… Continue Reading  

Iran’s Oil Plans in 2014


by Robin Mills Iran’s oil sector is like an ageing wrestler who could still surprise opponents with a show of strength. With this essential industry currently flat on its back, President Hassan Rouhani’s team has to find a way to… Continue Reading  

Statement by the President on Implementation of First Step Agreement with Iran


THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2014 Statement by the President on the Implementation of the First Step Agreement on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program Today’s agreement to implement the Joint… Continue Reading