Articles by Valentine Moghadam

The hardliners in Iran could announce their own intention to withdraw not only from the JCPOA but also from the NPT. They could argue, quite legitimately, that Israel has never come clean on its nuclear arsenal, and that Pakistan and India (and of course Israel) …

Should the architect of a devastating humanitarian crisis in a poor country be given a welcome at two of America’s most prestigious universities?  Most certainly not. Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who orchestrated the now three-year-old military assault on Yemen, will be in …

An Open Letter on Yemen to Members of Congress To the members of Congress:  The continued suffering of the Yemeni people at the hands of Saudi-led aerial bombardments is certainly one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises but it is also a moral and political …

Middle Eastern Women Need Peace

January 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Remarks delivered at the Cambridge/Boston Women’s March: The People Persist, January 20, 2018 Greetings to all! I am here speaking on behalf of Massachusetts Peace Action and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Boston branch. As a woman born in Iran, who has …

Yemen: Time to End its Suffering

January 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

In February 2015, a Saudi-led coalition of Arab states launched a campaign of air strikes against Houthi targets that rapidly besieged the entire country of Yemen. The relentless bombardments since then have turned Yemen into one of the worst humanitarian crises of modern times. Seven …

Afghanistan – Another American Failure

May 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

The recent bombardment of Afghanistan by the U.S. military may have been intended to show American/Trump administration muscle, but what it actually highlights is the failure of the over-long American intervention in Afghan politics. When one tallies the list of costly American military failures – …

This article appeared in our Spring 2017 Newsletter. More than ineffective, U.S. policy in the Middle East has been counter-productive and destructive. The policy has been ineffective because the U.S. has not been able to show true leadership, play the role of honest broker, and …

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