New Neocon Mantra: Iran, like Soviet Union, on Verge of Collapse

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by Jim Lobe Iran hawks suddenly have a new mantra: the Islamic Republic is the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, and the Trump administration should work to hasten the regime’s impending collapse. It’s not clear why this comparison has… Continue Reading  

Iran: The Road to War?

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by John Feffer The Saudi war in Yemen is really directed at…Iran. Donald Trump’s first overseas visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel was specifically targeted at…Iran. The Saudi-led isolation of Qatar is actually about…Iran. The escalation of U.S. military actions… Continue Reading  

Iran Unites as Tehran Struck by Middle East’s Proxy Wars

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by Ali Vaez The 7 June attacks in Tehran struck at the symbolic heart of Iran’s revolutionary republic. In this Q&A, Ali Vaez, Senior Analyst for Iran, says the outrages show how the region’s proxy wars are now reaching far… Continue Reading  

Terrorism in Tehran: Reality Confounds Rhetoric

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by Paul R. Pillar For Americans fed a diet of rhetoric about Iran that constantly links it to the sending, not the receiving, end of terrorism—in which “the leading state sponsor of terrorism” is the adjectival phrase routinely affixed to… Continue Reading  

Evolution, Not a New Revolution, in Iran

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by Paul R. Pillar Some hardline myths about Iran never seem to die.  One myth especially pertinent to U.S. policy is that revolutionary regime change in Iran is a significant possibility in the near future and that with a bit… Continue Reading