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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.

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.

Sanctions Busting: Syria to Import 1000 Medical Devices from Iran

21WIRE | Iran and Syria coordinate to overcome illegal US-EU sanctions imposed on Damascus.

Netanyahu Warns Hezbollah, Iranian, Lebanese Leaders: ‘Watch Your Actions’

21WIRE | Following Israel’s recent tear, an embattled leader continues pandering to his country’s hard liners ahead of the coming election run-off.

Israel, Netanyahu Fear Trump May Agree to Diplomatic Talks with Iran

21WIRE | There is now a growing worry in Israel that the US might engage in constructive talks with Iran.

Israeli State Terrorism Strikes Iraq, Threatening Regional War

Dr. Tim Anderson | Israel has now attacked three of its neighbors in the space of a week.

Does Britain Really Want to Start a War with Iran?

21WIRE + National Interest | The answer may have less to do with military capabilities, and more to do with the real objectives of Britain.

Hawks Dilemma: Trump Could Reverse Tack on Iran, Renewing Nuclear Waivers

21WIRE + Antiwar.com | Recent White House moves have left both critics and allies confused as to where the President is heading with Iran.