Iranian Dilemma

Rouhani

The Tragedy Of A Ukrainian Flight In Iran

The tragedy of Ukrainian Commercial Flight 737-800, minutes after it took off from Tehran on the 8th of January 2020, with 176 people on board, in Iran has saddened every one everywhere. Iran admitted early on the 11th of January that its military had shot down the passenger jet by […]

Donald Trump

Behind The Scenes Of U.S.-Iran Relations

By having Iranian General Qassem Soleimani assassinated in Iraq, President Trump nearly provoked the Third World War. At least that is the version of the US opposition and the international press. What happens behind the scenes is very different from the show on stage. According to him, there is a move towards a coordinated military withdrawal of the United States and Iran from the Middle East.

Situation Room

The US vs. Iran: Who Won & Who Lost?

Iran’s symbolic missile strike against two US bases in Iraq was a soft power victory for the Islamic Republic despite not causing any casualties, though the US undoubtedly achieved a military victory by assassinating Maj. Gen. Soleimani in Baghdad last week, with this superficial “tit-for-tat” outcome being used by both […]

US-Iran Tensions

US-Iran Tensions Enter Into A New Stage

The history of US-Iran tensions goes back to the late 1970s, when the Americans supported the Raza Shah Pahlavi the last Emperor of Iran, against the popular revolt against Emperor led by Khamenei. It was natural that there were anti-Americans sentiments in the revolutionary forces. But the US attitude toward […]

Drone attack

Who Launched That Mystery Attack?

The Mideast has its own variety of crazy humor. The Saudis have been blasting and bombing wretched Yemen, one of this world’s poorest nations, since 2015. These US-supported attacks and a naval blockade of Yemen imposed by Saudi Arabia and its sidekick ally, the United Arab Emirates, have caused mass […]