Summary: Trump apparently intends to scuttle the nuclear arms control deal with Iran. Here an expert explains that the reasons he gives are wrong and that the consequences will be ugly for both us and for them. For more information see the previous posts in this series, listed at the end. Iranian students with pictures … Continue reading Jessica Mathews: why scuttling the Iran deal is MAD
Summary: As Trump prepares to wreck the deal with Iran, let's remember our first engagement with Iran -- when we helped overthrow their democracy. We have forgotten about this; they have not. Remembering is the first step to learning. Excerpt from "A Prize from Fairyland" By Andrew Bacevich. London Review of Books, 2 November 2017. … Continue reading Vital but lost history: how we overthrew Iran’s democracy
Summary: Team Trump plans to increase tensions with Iran (as with Russia and many other nations). Our news media tell us only what the hawks want us to know. Here Israel's most famous peace activist tells us the rest of the story -- giving us a perspective on Israel's geopolitical situation and strategy that is … Continue reading Who is Afraid of the Iranian Bomb? Not Israel.
Summary: Trump's efforts to scuttle our arms control agreement with Iran is a gift to the far-right of both American and Iran. It is a blow to the interests of both Iran and America. Here an expert gives us the bad news, a part of the story that the news media forgets to mention. This … Continue reading We pay for Trump’s gift to the hard-liners of Iran & America
Summary: Obama's nuclear deal with Iran was one of his major accomplishments, a defeat of the multi-generational propaganda barrage by America's pro-war hawks. Now conservatives work to overturn it, as they have opposed all nuclear arms control treaties -- deals that have helped prevent atomic war. Stratfor gives a hopeful forecast for what follows Trump's … Continue reading Stratfor: Trump’s art of wrecking the nuclear deal with Iran