Spinning the Iranian protests

29_December_2017_protests_in_Kermanshah,_Iran

by James M. Dorsey In supporting recent anti-government protests in Iran, both Iranian hardliners and the US State Department may want to be careful what they wish for. Not only are the protests unlikely to spark the kind of change either… Continue Reading  

Why is NPR Giving Ample Air-Time to Anti-Iran Deal Propaganda?

mark-dubowitz-fdd

by Ben Armbruster National Public Radio isn’t typically known for trafficking in right-wing talking points, but the radio news network more generally favored by Americans of progressive persuasion has been quietly garnering a reputation among Washington insiders for promoting opponents of… Continue Reading  

Why the Risk of War is Higher with Iran than North Korea

36809038113_890bc3b253_z

by Shireen Hunter There is a fear that the United States might become embroiled in war in 2018 with Iran, North Korea, or possibly both. In view of the inflammatory rhetoric directed by the United States and North Korea toward… Continue Reading  

Congressional Research Service Expert and Gulf Lobbyist Headline MEK Event

Rajavi-Iran-MEK

by Eli Clifton By outward appearances, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK), the ex-terrorist Iranian opposition group hell-bent on regime change, appears to be losing their influence in the media. The group’s allegations about Iran’s nuclear program are met with increased skepticism… Continue Reading  

Why Obama Couldn’t Do Anything on Iran While Ross Was There

Obama_Ross_Clinton

by Jim Lobe Following up on Paul Pillar’s excellent takedown of Dennis Ross’s remarkably crude display of Islamophobia (whereby Saudi Arabia is considered a “non-Islamist state,” while Syria’s Baathist regime is “Islamist”), it seems we can add Iranophobia to the… Continue Reading