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U.S. Punishes Iranians and Threatens Nations That Disobey

U.S. Punishes Iranians and Threatens Nations That Disobey

September 30, 2018

As the Trump administration and its Israeli government ally continue their destabilization campaign against Iran, the EU, Russia, and China have reached a deal with Tehran that would shield financial transactions from newly reimposed U.S. sanctions. The U.S. has warned of “terrible consequences” for those defying its sanctions. Can Iran and the remaining nuclear deal…

Bolton Mobilizes the Coalition of the Willing – This Time for Syria

Bolton Mobilizes the Coalition of the Willing – This Time for Syria

September 17, 2018

John Bolton warns of joint action in Syria, calling on the UK and France to join. Talk of regime change. The excuse: weapons of mass destruction. Sounds familiar?

Ayatollah Khamenei of Iran, Vladimir Putin of Russia, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey

Why Iran Prefers the Eastern Bloc Over the West

September 11, 2018

By Seyed Hossein Mousavian / Lobe Log. As the military phase of the Syrian conflict reaches its final stages, the leaders of Russia, Iran, and Turkey met in Tehran on September 9 and reiterated in a joint statement that a political solution to the Syrian conflict requires inclusive, free, and fair elections with the participation…

Paul Jay and Aaron Maté Live: August 2nd 2018

September 2, 2018
Part 6 of Paul Jay and Aaron Mate’s interactive discussion with viewers addresses the ways in which Russia’s alleged intervention in US politics is increasingly being used to undermine progressive organizing and advocacy – From a live recording on August 2nd, 2018

Book Alleges Trump is Compromised by Russian Mafia

August 30, 2018

As the legal cloud surrounding President Trump and his associates grows, the new book “House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia,” argues that Trump is compromised by financial links to Russian mafia money laundering. Author Craig Unger discusses his book

Turkey’s President Erdogan Vows to Win ‘Economic War’ With U.S.

August 15, 2018

Economist Heiner Flassbeck and Political Analyst Ekrem Ekici say Turkey’s economic crisis runs deeper than U.S. sanctions

New US Sanctions on Russia and Iran Raise Tensions, May Backfire

August 10, 2018

The US has imposed a new round of sanctions on Russia over the Skripal poisoning in Britain, despite the absence to date of evidence. This follows the reimposition of Iran sanctions following Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. The sanctions will further bleed the targeted countries, but could they backfire? We speak to journalist…

Q&A with Paul Jay and Aaron Maté

August 9, 2018
Paul Jay and Aaron Mate’s interactive discussion with viewers about the controversy over Trump’s visit to Helsinki – From a live recording on July 18th, 2018