Category Archives: US-Iran Relations
Given the news today, does that mean my post from Wednesday is true? 4 days ago, I posted here and on Facebook this: “Iranian and American leaders both want to reconcile, but there are many in the world including the … Continue reading
Of course, there are also those in Iran that are equally opposed to a US-Iran reconciliation. The right-wing in the US, Israel, and Iran all have that in common.
Iranian and American leaders both want to reconcile, but there are many in the world including the Israelis, Persian Gulf states, right-wing factions inside the US, the American weapons industry, AIPAC, and others who don’t want these two to set … Continue reading
From a former AIPAC insider, M.J. Rosenberg: The war over war with Iran has many battlefronts. Inside Washington, the battle line is between a small coalition of peace and security, non-proliferation and religious groups opposing war and favoring a peaceful … Continue reading
Jadaliyya: In recent years, the Iranian New Year, Norooz, has become a fairly predictable time for US presidents to gesture towards “dialogue” and mutual respect between the United States and the Iranian people, while criticizing the repressive policies and nuclear … Continue reading
Here is a joint piece by me and my friend Nema Milaninia at the Huffington Post: On August 27, 2012, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), an organization whose stated goal is to serve the interests of Iranian … Continue reading
And how many Iranian bases exist near the US? Zero. Yet, somehow someway, Americans feel threatened by Iran.
See it here.
My recent Tehran Bureau article: With WikiLeaks’ release of over 250,000 confidential diplomatic cables between the US and its allies, politicians and specialists on Iran are falling over themselves to highlight Iran’s regional isolation and the threat posed by its … Continue reading
Huffington Post – Excerpts: It should now be clear that U.S. policy has never been a true engagement policy. By definition, engagement entails a long-term approach that abandons “sticks” and reassures both sides that their respective fears are unfounded. We … Continue reading
al-Jazeera: Among the documents in the cache of quarter-million files are striking passages detailing US observations from meetings with foreign leaders regarding Iran. A series of diplomatic cables sent from US diplomats in the Middle East to the US state … Continue reading
The Guardian: George Bush ordered the Pentagon to plan an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities and considered a covert attack on Syria, the former president reveals in his memoirs. Bush, in the 497-page Decision Points, a copy of which was … Continue reading
The Huffington Post: The “Bomb Iran” crowd, fresh off their historic blunder in Iraq, is now at it again with Iran. As if the daily drumbeat of articles and op-eds advocating war with Iran was not enough, Republicans in the … Continue reading
[To my Iranian brothers and sisters who think that America supports the pro-democracy movement in Iran because of its principles: Here we have Egyptian authorities beating down pro-democracy activists and the journalists covering their demonstration in Cairo. You will not … Continue reading