Deconstructing Woodward

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by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi The blockbuster New York Times anonymous article on staff resistance at the White House coincided with the release of Bob Woodward’s most recent book, both of them leveling similar allegations against the Trump administration. Woodward, an… Continue Reading  

Follow the Money: Three Billionaires Paved Way for Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal

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by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump has just fulfilled a campaign pledge to tear up the Obama administration’s signature foreign policy achievement, a multilateral agreement constraining Iran’s nuclear enrichment (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA). In doing so, the… Continue Reading  

Iran Hawks Embrace Protest Movement But Show Little Concern for Iranian Lives

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by Eli Clifton As the protests across Iran reach the one-week point, Iran hawks are using their echo chamber to claim concern for the wellbeing of Iranian protesters and pushing the Trump administration and policymakers to publicly state their support… Continue Reading  

Future of JCPOA In Hands of GOP Indebted To Billionaire Iran Hawks

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by Eli Clifton President Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), appears to have fallen in line with the views espoused by several of his top donors. These funders… Continue Reading  

Trump Ignores Advisers on Iran Deal, Follows Money

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by Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe Although much of the Washington commentariat has depicted Trump’s extraordinarily bellicose speech Friday against Iran and the nuclear deal as the latest example of his determination to undo the legacy of his predecessor, meeting… Continue Reading