Category Archives: Middle East

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

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

Review of 2019 and Preview for 2020: the Final Combat of Western Hegemonism

Paul Schmutz Schaller for the Saker Blog – The world situation is changing very fast and one needs to make an effort in order to keep pace with the events. The end of a year is a welcome opportunity for … Continue reading

Posted in Europe, Middle East, United States

Baathism caused the chaos in Iraq and Syria

Robert D. Kaplan, (c) 2018, Foreign Policy, in the Chicago Tribune The United States intervened militarily in Iraq in 2003, 15 years ago this month, and the result was war and chaos. But the United States did not intervene in … Continue reading

Posted in Baathism, Controversial, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Syria