Flawed U.S. Iran Policy breeds backing for Islamic State

Hudson Institute scholar Michael Doran’s February 2, 2015 essay “Obama’s Secret Iran Strategy”1 demonstrates that a very flawed U.S. policy towards Iran actually helped breed Sunni backing for the radical Islamic State 2. Due to what former Senior Director at the National Security Council Elliott Abrams terms Obama’s “ideology”3 the administration not only failed to […]

The Fallacies that Undermine Current U.S. Policy towards Iran

For the past thirty-seven years the United States of America has been approaching its policies toward the Islamic Republic of Iran with an almost messianic hope that the Khomeinist government of Iran can be weaned away from its anti-Western stance by a combination of sticks and carrots. Successive administrations from Carter to Obama have sought […]

Suspected VEVAK Agent Poses as Researcher at Harvard & MIT

VEVAK [i] (Farsi: Vezarat-e Ettela’at va Amniat-e Keshvar) is the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (abb.: MOIS) of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Its principal occupation is intelligence, but unlike the CIA—its rough American equivalent—VEVAK also functions much like the FBI; in effect, VEVAK operates very similarly to the Soviet Union’s KGB. Within VEVAK there […]

Why Prime Minister Netanyahu's Address the US Congress on Iran Was Proper

For the last several weeks the American and the Israeli national press, as well as the American Jewish press have debated the wisdom of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to accept House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to address a joint session of Congress concerning the Iranian nuclear program. President Obama has indicated […]

Fox in the Hen-House: Obama’s Newest Middle-East Mistake

Iranian Supreme Leader Sayed Ali Khamenei

Iranian Supreme Leader Sayed Ali Khamenei

The recent major offensive of the Sunni Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) jihadis upon Mosul and central Iraq and subsequent drive towards […]

White House Muddle-East Policy: Fools’ Paradise?

After four and a half years of the most inept administration of foreign policy concerning the Middle-East since a Georgia peanut farmer played a term as POTUS and managed to lose the late shah’s Iran as a valuable ally in favor of a theocractic tyrant who wished to drag his country and the region […]









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