State Department Delays Release of Iran History

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by Steven Aftergood The U.S. Department of State has blocked the publication of a long-awaited documentary history of U.S. covert action in Iran in the 1950s out of concern that its release could adversely affect ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear… Continue Reading  

Two Cautionary Tales

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by Henry Precht Rare is the Middle East scholar or diplomat who departs from his customary groove in analyzing events in that region. Alas, I am — or was — one of the latter. Now, however, there come two books… Continue Reading  

Strait History

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By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich George Santayana wisely said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”  Oblivious to history and its lessons, the United States and its Western allies are repeating their actions from the 1950’s–that of imposing an… Continue Reading