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Is Trump for Detente or Militarism? - RAI with Stephen Cohen (2/5)

Reality Asserts Itself - Stephen Cohen

April 18, 2019
Trump’s stated aim is to reduce tensions with Russia, but is it motivated by peaceful objectives or is it preparations for aggression towards Iran and China – Stephen Cohen joins host Paul Jay for a spirited discussion on Reality Asserts Itself
Pompeo is "Setting the Stage for a War with Iran"

Pompeo is “Setting the Stage for a War with Iran”

April 17, 2019

In recent congressional testimony, Sec. of State Pompeo linked Iran to al Qaeda and 9/11 and would not say whether he would apply the 2001 war authorization (AUMF) to Iran. Col. Larry Wilkerson discusses the implications

Emboldened by Mueller Report, Trump Stages Border Drama

Emboldened by Mueller Report, Trump Stages Border Drama

April 9, 2019

Trump hands even more aggressive border policy to Stephen Miller, and uses border controversy to bury more aggressive action against Iran

Who’s the Real Terrorists? Trump Intensifies Economic War Against Iran

Who Are the Real Terrorists? Trump Intensifies Economic War Against Iran

April 8, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization on Monday, upping the economic war against Iran, the rift with Europe and China, and preparing conditions for a “military option” – Col. Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay

Iranian Human Rights Lawyer Sentenced to 38 Years and 148 Lashes

38 Years Prison and 148 Lashes for Iranian Human Rights Defender

March 18, 2019

Nasrin Sotoudeh defended political prisoners and worked to abolish Iran’s death penalty. Human rights groups are worried her sentence could signal increased repression of peace activism in Iran under a judiciary with a history of human rights violations

U.S. Peace Delegation to Iran Welcomed by Foreign Minister, Met by FBI Agents on Return

U.S. Peace Delegation to Iran Welcomed by Foreign Minister, Met by FBI Agents on Return

March 10, 2019

Code Pink delegation members Medea Benjamin, Margaret Flowers and  Kevin Zeese, speak about the highlights of their trip, a 90 min meeting with Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and more.

Saudis’ Yemeni headache won’t go away if and when the guns fall silent

Saudis’ Yemeni headache won’t go away if and when the guns fall silent

February 24, 2019

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr Edited remarks at Stand with Yemen Symposium and Exhibition 23 February 2019 These are tough times for Saudi Arabia. The drama enveloping the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the brutal way…

What is at Stake in Venezuela: National Sovereignty

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

February 22, 2019
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network
Warsaw: Fight Iran!

Warsaw Conference’s War with Iran Agenda, Met with Low Level Delegations from European Allies

February 17, 2019

Pompeo, Netanyahu urged Arab leaders to consolidate and prepare for war with Iran at Warsaw Conference. Europe sent low level delegations. A leaked video from the conference reveals that Arab leaders are ready to abandon solidarity with Palestinians. We speak with Vijay Prashad for analysis.

Suicide attack in Iran frames visit to Pakistan by Saudi crown prince

Suicide attack in Iran frames visit to Pakistan by Saudi crown prince

February 14, 2019

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr This week’s suicide attack on Revolutionary Guards in Iran’s south-eastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan, the second in two months, could not have come at a more awkward moment for Pakistani prime…