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It’s easier to bang war drums than it is to maintain what made us a superpower in the first place. Read more

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Kamyar Adl

By treating the Iranian regime as a monolith the Trump Administration risks closing one of the few remaining avenues for defusing the crisis. Read more

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Author and retired Army colonel Andrew Bacevich puts the current flare in tensions with Iran in historical context. Read more

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Reese Erlich

The Iranian government saw the President’s vacillation as a sign of weakness, one journalist tells me: “Iran was ready to retaliate on an unbelievable scale.” Read more

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Reese Erlich

By trying to isolate Russia and Iran, the United States is only isolating itself. Read more

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It is time for Congress and this administration to recommit to the deal between the United States, our allies, and Iran, to prevent unnecessary destruction, suffering, and death. Read more

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He was well known in the 1980s as an articulate, English-speaking defender of Kremlin policies. Then he began describing himself as a “man of the left.” Read more

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Is the U.S. lurching towards another illegal war in the Middle East? Read more

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Iran has near-universal male conscription, in which the guards often get priority—now all of these young men, some of whom have no desire to even be in the armed forces, will be labeled as “terrorists.” Read more

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Reese Erlich

Once again, U.S. leaders label violence carried out by enemies as terrorism, but the same violence carried out by allies is ignored or downplayed. Read more

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The president hopes we’ll break our Russia tunnel vision and set sights on Iran. We should. Read more

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Gage Skidmore

A new benchmark for hypocritical, arrogant, and entitled demands by the United States on foreign governments. Read more

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Reese Erlich

Trump’s actions have rallied Iranians around their government. Read more

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Astonishing lies . . . and we have to bomb, bomb, bomb. Read more

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Trump and his Republican backers have long opposed efforts to ease tensions between the United States and Iran—especially any effort that might undermine excuses for going to war against that oil-rich nation. Read more

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Reese Erlich

Protests against the government in Iran reflect a wide range of views. But about Trump, Iranians appear unified. Read more

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The history of U.S.-Iranian relations looms over Trump’s threats to end the Obama-era nuclear deal. We speak with Iranian Scholar Emad Kiyaei about sanctions and recent protests. Read more

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2018 Reese Erlich

December's spontaneous protests among young, working-class Iranians reflect the similar tensions over wealth inequality that plague the U.S. But that hasn't stopped Donald Trump from using the protests to justify his aggressive policies. Read more

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One example: U.S. ally Israel, which possesses an estimated 80 nuclear warheads, with material for up to 200, poses the real nuclear threat in the region. Read more

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Our current military effort is a failed one—and it's time for an entirely new approach, says Andrew Bacevich. Read more

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