The Iranian Canary in the Coalmine

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by Matthew K. Shannon The past two years have witnessed a shift in the way that the United States interacts with the world. Although Donald Trump’s Iran policy has continuities with the regime-change mentality of the George W. Bush presidency,… Continue Reading  

INF Treaty and Iran: Is Trump Playing an Old Card?

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by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi In his recent high-profile visit to Moscow, National Security Adviser John Bolton bluntly told his hosts that the United States would not back down from its announced plan to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty… Continue Reading  

Trump’s March to War with Iran

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by Joe Cirincione There is a very real possibility that Donald Trump will start a new war in the Middle East. If that’s not his intention, then his administration is doing a damn good job of faking it. In July,… Continue Reading  

North Korea: Nukes vs. War?

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by John Feffer Nuclear weapons have held the world hostage for more than 70 years. Although they possess terrifying power and the world has come close to nuclear war on several occasions, these weapons have only been used twice, in… Continue Reading  

How We All Learned to Accept Bush’s Lies About Libya

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by Charles Davis According to non-partisan, pan-ideological lore in 2017, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi gave up his quest for nukes in 2003—spooked by the Iraq war or strong-armed by imperialism or just trying to be nice, depending on the lesson… Continue Reading