Can the Iranian Nuclear Dispute be Resolved?

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by Peter Jenkins Readers who recall that four years ago a new US President seemed eager to defuse the West’s quarrel with Iran over its nuclear activities may wonder why we are all still waiting for white smoke. I am… Continue Reading  

Declassified CIA Document says Reasons for Iraqi deception about WMDs were misread

Considering the misleading claims made about non-existent Iraqi and Iranian nuclear weapons, and the ramifications of another costly and catastrophic war, there should be more analyses like Scott Peterson’s highlighting of lessons from the lead-up to the 2003 US invasion of Iraq. A declassified… Continue Reading  

Inside Ali Khamenei’s Mind

The Christian Science Monitor’s star reporter Scott Peterson — author of a must-read book on Iranian history and politics post-1979 — provides an in-depth report on the decision-making process of Iran’s Leader, Ali Khamenei. From inside his former jail cell, to… Continue Reading  

Who’s the stranger in Moscow?

Song: “Stranger in Moscow” by the late and great, Michael Jackson Julian Borger, Laura Rozen and Scott Peterson report on the “wide gap” and the “nitty gritty” details of the latest round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent… Continue Reading  

Israeli Assassinations and Iran Retaliation

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Israel is known for its clever assassination campaigns. Even the botched attempt at murdering Hamas leader Khaled Meshal was Shakespearean in design: the Israeli assailants put poison in his ear (that’s how Claudius killed Hamlet’s father). But what about retaliation?… Continue Reading