The External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar chose the annual Munich Security Conference (February 14-16) as the forum to espouse a world order characterised by nationalism that is legally legitimate, constructive and vocal. It was intended probably as an optimal diplomatic outreach to burnish the image of India’s Hindu nationalist government […]
The US Senate, long the lap dog of the man who would be king, President Donald Trump, appears to have finally remembered its proper constitutional role. Last week, the Senate voted 55/45 for a new bipartisan War Powers Act to constrain military action against Iran. The Congress voted a similar […]
In happier times, Washington and Tehran might well have zeroed in on Mohammed Tawfik Allawi as their consensus candidate for the post of Iraq’s prime minister. Why not? He was opposed to Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship — although, unlike most Shia politicians who fled from Saddam’s tyranny, he never lived in […]
All warfare, ideological, economic, or military is based on deception. The assassination of Soleimani is merely a unit of the larger game by US and Israel lobby that has been going on since 2001 in the Middle East. The reactions by the major civilizations has exposed patterns of their “real […]
The Iranians did succeed in displaying their formidable missile capability and its capacity to inflict lethal damage on US military establishments. But how could such high-precision hits be achieved except with missiles equipped with satellite guidance and target-tracking capabilities?
The departure of the former Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani is beginning to be felt in Iraq. The two meetings that the US President Donald Trump had with the leader of Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani and the president of Iraq Barhem Saleh in Switzerland on Wednesday on the […]
Beyond the showdown between Washington and Tehran, Thierry Meyssan highlights the profound change in Iran’s behaviour. This country, which used to be wary of respecting international law, now ignores it, joining the United States and Israel, which have never recognized it.
On January 9, 2020, the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress voted 224–194 to pass a non-binding War Powers Resolution to limit the president’s ability to pursue military actions against Iran without congressional consent. It came into limelight after the US-Iran conflict recently. On January 4, 2020, the White […]
Iran should be commended for ceasing all disinformation activities aimed at covering up its role in the UIA-752 tragedy, but it didn’t do this just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it realized that its international reputation would continue to suffer if it hadn’t reversed its narrative […]
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 […]
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.
International relations is typified by its vagueness of definition and its shallowness of justification. Be it protecting citizens of a state in another, launching a pre-emptive strike to prevent what another state might do, or simply understanding the application of a treaty provision, justifications can prove uneven and at odds. […]