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


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  

Misusing Intelligence to Sell Conflict with Iran


by Paul R. Pillar Although nobody knows exactly where Donald Trump intends to go with his campaign of seeking confrontation with Iran, his administration already has provided disconcerting parallels with the techniques an earlier U.S. administration used in selling its… Continue Reading  

Trump Ignores Advisers on Iran Deal, Follows Money


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  

The Growing Danger of War With Iran


by Paul R. Pillar A combination of circumstances has increased the risk that armed conflict will break out between the United States and Iran. Such a war is no certainty, but the chance that one will occur is greater today… Continue Reading  

The Latest on Non-Nefarious Iranian Behavior


by Paul R. Pillar One of the arguments recited most frequently by those wanting to keep Iran ostracized in perpetuity—so frequently that it has achieved the status of cliché—has been that the partial sanctions relief provided for in the agreement… Continue Reading