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Iran news and analysis from The Nation
June 21, 2017
The Iran-US Drone War in Syria Could Quickly Spin Out of Control
The US attempt to control the Syria-Iraq border will prolong the bloody Syrian civil war.
June 9, 2017
How Trump Is Inflaming the Middle East’s Proxy Wars
He has emboldened a recklessly aggressive Saudi government, which is now destroying Yemen, imposing a blockade on Qatar—and could even stumble into war with Iran.
June 8, 2017
ISIL Hits Tehran; Trump Blames Victim, Iran Hard-Liners Blame Saudis
ISIL uses terror to set people against one another, so by that standard, its attack on Iran may be more successful than the ones in Britain.
June 1, 2017
Will America Once Again Undermine Iran’s Pro-Democracy Movement?
Reformists won big in the recent elections, but Trump favors confrontation, which helps Iranian hard-liners.
May 30, 2017
Don’t Fall for the Washington War Hawks’ Iranophobia
Their demands for war and regime change should be ignored.
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May 22, 2017
What Explains Trump’s Sharp About-Face on Saudi Arabia?
It has more than a little to do with the power of the Saudi lobby—as well as the administration’s deep hostility toward Iran.
May 17, 2017
In Iran’s Presidential Elections, Reformists’ Hopes Are Limited
They have united many formerly opposed voters—but for now the fight for personal and political freedoms is taking a back seat.
May 4, 2017
Will Trump Help Elect a Hard-Liner in Iran?
Harsh anti-Iran rhetoric could undermine Hassan Rouhani’s reelection bid and undermine the historic nuclear deal.
May 1, 2017
The Chilling of Middle Eastern Studies
Whether or not Trump’s Muslim ban comes to fruition, the rhetoric around the ban is having widespread consequences on academic exploration at exactly the time it’s needed most.
April 20, 2017
How Our Foreign-Policy Elites Manufactured the Korea Crisis
The attack on the Syrian airfield was a message to North Korea and China—and a demonstration of Trump’s capitulation to the imperial clique.