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What the Iran-Iraq War Tells Us about Iran Today

September 22, 2020 // 0 Comments

by Shaghayegh Christine Rostampour On September 22 1980, exactly 40 years ago, Iraqi forces under the rule of president Saddam Hussein initiated open warfare against Iran, officially declaring war against the vulnerable country [1][2]. This was the beginning of a protracted armed conflict that spanned …

We’re thrilled to bring back our friend Danny Sjursen for a discussion of his new book Patriotic Dissent: America in the Age of Endless War published by Heydey Books. He’ll join us virtually from his home in Kansas to talk about this latest work and take your …

IRAQ: Occupation, Governance, Protests

July 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

The 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq by U.S. and British forces was a momentous event for Iraq, the region, and the world.  Since then, Iraq has experienced political instability, corruption, deteriorating public services, economic decline, Da’esh (Islamic State/ISIS) terrorism, and several protest waves (e.g., …

The Virus of Sanctions: Flattening the Curve

July 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

by George Capaccio The coronavirus pandemic rages unabated in the United States. Shortages of life-saving drugs and essential equipment, medical facilities overwhelmed with critical cases, an increasing number of deaths from what should have been preventable causes—these are indications of a healthcare system in crisis. …

Iraq: Occupation, Governance, Protests

July 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

The 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq by U.S. and British forces was a momentous event for Iraq, the region, and the world.  Iraq has experienced political instability, corruption, deteriorating public services, economic decline, ISIS terrorism, and several protest waves. A new government was formed …

Last night the U.S. conducted air strikes in Iraq in response to a rocket attack on Camp Taji, a U.S. base in Iraq.  The New York Times covered the story, but although the reports mentioned “malign efforts from Iran and its proxies” without apparent irony, …

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