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Trump's spectacular failure in Poland

Trump's spectacular failure in Poland

A US-led conference in Warsaw this week that was intended to isolate Iran has ended up isolating America instead — highlighting one of the central problems of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy.

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Secret US program to sabotage Iranian missiles

Secret US program to sabotage Iranian missiles

The Trump White House has accelerated a secret American program to sabotage Iran’s missiles and rockets, according to current and former administration officials, who described it as part of an expanding campaign by the United States to undercut Tehran’s military and isolate its economy.

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Turkey will not attend Warsaw Summit

Turkey will not attend Warsaw Summit

A senior official at the Turkish Foreign Ministry said his country will not have any representatives in the US-sponsored anti-Iran conference, which is set to be hosted by Poland in Warsaw later today.

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American efforts to isolate Iran will backfire

American efforts to isolate Iran will backfire

As the celebrations of the fortieth anniversary of the Iranian revolution comes to an end in Tehran, Secretary Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton are busy gathering an anti-Iran coalition in Warsaw to crush Iran’s clerical rulers once and for all. But there is nothing innovative about the Pompeo-Bolton plan. In fact, Washington has been down this path numerous times before and it has invariably led to failure—even when much of the world was on America’s side. The question is not whether Bolton and Pompeo will succeed or not, but what they will push Donald Trump to do once their failure is clear for all to see.

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The Islamic Republic, 40 years on: A conversation with Gary Sick

The Islamic Republic, 40 years on: A conversation with Gary Sick

In early 1978 President Carter congratulated the Iranian government, led autocratically by Shah Reza Pahlavi, for its role as an island of stability in the region. If this was the perception of a trusted partner that prevailed in Washington, were there also dissenting voices or at least more skeptical analyses?

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The US and Iran's 'fake opposition'

The US and Iran's 'fake opposition'

As Iranian people struggle for democracy and respect for human rights and the rule of law, as well as preserving the national security and territorial integrity of their country, two main groups have emerged among the opposition to Iran’s hardliners, both within Iran and in the diaspora. One group, the true opposition that includes the reformists, religious-nationalists, secular leftists, various labor groups, human rights activists, and others, believes that it is up to the Iranian people living in Iran how to change the political system in their country. This group is opposed to foreign intervention, particularly by the United States and its allies, the illegal economic sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran, and the constant threats of military confrontation espoused by John Bolton, President Trump’s national security advisor, and other Iran hawks.

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