New Iran Metals Sanctions Target Jobs, Not Government Revenue

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj The Trump administration has announced a new wave of sanctions on Iran’s steel, aluminum and copper industries. A statement from President Trump declares, “Today’s action targets Iran’s revenue from the export of industrial metals—10 percent of its… Continue Reading  

Bolton’s War

by Paul R. Pillar National Security Advisor John Bolton, aided by his comrade-in-arms Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is doing everything possible to instigate a war with Iran. Naked aggression as a means of starting such a war may be… Continue Reading  

Post Columnist and Trump Administration Team Up on Iran Regime Change

by Ben Armbruster It’s starting to look like the Iran regime-change industry is getting a little worried that its efforts to kill the nuclear deal and squeeze Iran’s leaders out of existence isn’t quite working as planned. For instance, Donald… Continue Reading  

Iran Hawks: Get Over Your Coup Allergy And Embrace Regime Change

by Ben Armbruster Just a few months ago, Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the hawkish think tank Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, was trying to argue that he had nothing to do with Donald Trump’s decision to kill the Iran… Continue Reading  

They Want War With Iran, They’re Settling for Economic War

by Esfandyar Batmanghelidj On Tuesday, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Valiollah Seif, governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist,” accusing him of moving “ millions of dollars on… Continue Reading