Facebook Twitter YouTube SoundCloud RSS
 

IRAN FILES


Iran remains as one of the US and Israel's primary targets in achieving regional hegemony over the Middle East and Central Asia. Read our archive to learn more about the Islamic Republic and what its geopolitical challenges are going forward.

After Khashoggi: Saudi’s Regional Status Downgraded Despite Mea Culpa

MidEaStream | Dr. Marwa Osman speaks with 21WIRE’s Patrick Henningsen about problems Saudi Arabia is now facing and why it may not be able maintain its lofty position in the region forever.

What Will it Take for Iran and the US to Bury the Hatchet? [Part III]

Hossein Askari | If there is to be reconciliation between the US and Iran, a new system for settling grievances must be established. Unfortunately, time is not on the side of reconciliation.

US Isolation of Iran and a Regional War Nobody Wants [Part II]

Hossein Askari | To Iranians, America is a bully that has broken its word and threatens its security. Increased sanctions and a potential war will only harden their resolve.

Why Are US-Iran Relations So Tainted? [Part I]

Hossein Askari | The relationship between the US and Iran is haunted by past grievances. A new beginning is needed.

The Yemen Effect: US Air Force Moving Its Middle East Command from Qatar to South Carolina

21WIRE | Recent events have prompted US military planners to re-think how their assets will be positioned going forward.

NATO Crisis? Turkey Defies US Sanctions: ‘We’ll Continue Buying Oil and Gas from Iran’

Patrick Henningsen | Ironically, it’s not be the military largess which will sink this wing of NATO, but rather Washington’s own over-the-top financial warfare.

Saudi vs the Houthis: Why U.S. Patriot Missiles Are Useless

21WIRE + South Front | Does the famed US Patriot Missile defense system actually work as advertised?

UK COLUMN: US Trafficking Weapons to ISIS, Al Qaeda, West’s Plan to Pull Iran Away from China

UK Column News | co-hosts Mike Robinson and Patrick Henningsen with the early week news round-up.

Latest: Trump to Deploy More US Troops and Equipment to Saudi Arabia and UAE

21WIRE | Trump still says he is supposedly ‘leaving the door open a bit’ for a later military response.

Not So Fast: China’s $400 Billion Iran Investment May Be Problem for U.S. War Planners

21WIRE | To attack Iran is to thwart China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which would be an astronomical gamble by the United States.

Trump Instructs Israel’s US Treasury Dept to ‘Increase Sanctions on Iran’

21WIRE | Trump’s move shows the U.S. is determined to ‘hold Iran accountable’ for the recent attack – even without any evidence to prove its accusations.

LETHAL MIX: Saudi, Yemen, Iran, Israel, Trump & Bolton’s Ghost

Patrick Henningsen | This dangerous crossroads could easily nudge the region, and the world – towards a wider war.

Inlakesh: Saudi, Yemen, Iran and the Real Reason for Rising Oil Prices

Robert Inlakesh | Is the US lying to its citizens and the world about Iran and the real reasons for soaring oil prices?

UK COLUMN: Yemeni Resistance Hits Saudi Oil Plants, Boris Goes for Deal, Arms Watch DDoS

UK Column News | Today’s co-hosts Mike Robinson and Patrick Henningsen with the early week news round-up.

REPORTS: Russia Has Blocked Three Israeli Strikes on Syria This Month

21WIRE | Recent reports suggest that Moscow threatened to bring down the Israeli jets using its own fighter jets or the S-400 system.

Eighteen Years On: After 9/11, Has Al-Qaeda Won The War On Terror?

Peter Ford | The de facto convergence between the U.S. and al-Qaeda undercuts received western wisdom on the supposed fight against ‘radical Islamic terror.’

Tanker Wars: Despite US-UK Maneuvering, Iran Delivers Oil to Syria

21WIRE | Today, UK government finally issued an official statement about a rather embarrassing defeat at the hands of Tehran.

Bolton’s Exit: Does Adelson now need Trump more than Trump needs Adelson?

21WIRE | Is Bolton’s departure a signal that Trump is free from the policy dictates of the Israeli Lobby?

Henningsen on Nuclear Negotiations: ‘Iran is taking a page out of Trump’s Art of the Deal’

21WIRE | Rouhani is not mincing words: “They know what we want, and we know what they want.”

Allies? Israel, Saudis Move to Preempt Trump Bid for Iran Talks

21WIRE | Painfully obvious now: Israel and Saudi Arabia oppose peace in the Middle East.