Keeping Iran in the Dock: A Setback in Argentina?

by Eldar Mamedov One of the key elements of the Trump administration’s case against Iran is the accusation that Tehran is the “world’s foremost global sponsor of terrorism”. The centerpiece of this strategy is the allegation that Iran, acting through… Continue Reading  

The Dogs of War That Have Not Barked

by Helena Cobban In May, President Donald J. Trump rolled out his policy of “maximum pressure” designed to force Tehran to concede to far-reaching demands. He tightened U.S. sanctions against Iran considerably and ordered the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier… Continue Reading  

U.S. Prosecution of “Global Terrorist” Ends in Guilty Plea for Shipping Chickens

by Gareth Smyth For many years the United States Treasury, plus some ‘experts’ and media outlets, have assured us that Kassem Tajideen is a “terrorist financier.” In 2009 the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) named the Lebanese businessman,… Continue Reading  

The Symbolism behind the Latest U.S. Sanctions against Hezbollah

by Joe Macaron While the latest American sanctions, imposed on July 9, continue a trend of US pressure on Hezbollah, they symbolize an imperfect realignment of interests between the Trump Administration’s Iran approach and Lebanese leaders’ aim to alter their… Continue Reading  

Mutual Economic Interest Draws Israel and Arab Neighbors Closer

by Yigal Chazan With Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” seemingly doomed and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process as deadlocked as ever, Israel and its Arab neighbors are quietly moving ahead with major natural resource-based economic projects that could boost regional… Continue Reading