Category Archives: Iran

U.S. moves to reimpose full UN sanctions on Iran

Matthew Choi of Politico – The U.S. is moving to reissue a full round of United Nations sanctions against Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced, in the Trump administration’s latest move to erase the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Pompeo … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Iran, Middle East, United Nations, United States, War powers

Essential Geopolitics: Iran’s Cyberwarfare Strategy

A Stratfor Podcast – In this episode of the Essential Geopolitics podcast series from Stratfor, a RANE company, the conversation turns to Iran’s cyberwarfare strategy. Emily Donahue asks Senior Global Analyst Matthew Bey how Iran’s cyberwarfare strategy has evolved in recent years. What does its … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber security, Iran

Trump thought war with Iran could help reelect Obama. What about helping Trump?

Aaron Blake of the Washington Post – The president who once mused about a president attacking Iran to win reelection has now inched closer to war with Iran — in his own reelection year. But if President Trump truly thinks … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Barack Obama, Controversial, Donald Trump, Iran, Middle East

Iran Ends Nuclear Limits as Killing of Iranian General Upends Mideast

Ben Hubbard, Alissa J. Rubin, Farnaz Fassihi and Steven Erlanger of the New York Times – The consequences of the American assassination of a top Iranian general rippled across the Middle East and beyond on Sunday, with Iran all but … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, Iran, Middle East, New York Times

Syrian Kurds see American betrayal and warn fight against ISIS is now in doubt

Liz Sly, Sarah Dadouch and Asser Khattab in the Washington Post – For the past five years, Syrian Kurds have stood alongside the United States in its effort to vanquish the Islamic State, in the process securing control over a … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, ISIS, Syria