Trump Considering to Put Venezuela on 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' List and Intensify Sanctions

Trump Considering to Put Venezuela on ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’ List and Intensify Sanctions

November 23, 2018

According reports in Washington Post and Reuters, the Trump administration is actively exploring the option of placing Venezuela on the state sponsor of terrorism list, to further intensify sanctions that have already caused significant damage to Venezuela’s economy. We speak to Steve Ellner about the sanctions’ effects

Trump's Drumbeat For An Iranian Confrontation Is Deafening - How Imminent Is War?

Trump’s Drumbeat For An Iranian Confrontation Is Deafening – How Imminent Is War?

November 1, 2018

Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton want to confront Iran. It appears that they, along with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are preparing for war, using the same tactics that launched the war on Iraq. We speak to Trita Parsi

Iranian women protest in Tehran against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to walk out of the 2015 nuclear deal, May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Tasnim News Agency

Commentary: Five reasons why Trump’s Iran sanctions will fail

November 1, 2018

By Seyed Hossein Mousavian / Reuters. The next round of economic sanctions on Iran, which will start going into effect on Nov.4, will mainly target the country’s oil and gas industries. These sanctions were eased after the 2015 signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, but…

Don’t Forget The Saudi Role in 9/11 - Q&A (Pt 6/6)

The U.S and the Saudis: Q&A with Paul Jay

October 28, 2018
Paul Jay with host Ben Norton discusses the history of how US foreign policy has used the Saudi claim to lead the Islamic world to fight nationalism and socialism in the Middle East.
Iran's World Court Win Exposes U.S. as Rogue State

Iran’s World Court Win Exposes U.S. as Rogue State

October 6, 2018

After the International Court of Justice ruled in Iran’s favor on U.S. sanctions, the Trump administration pulled out of a 1955 treaty and announced a review of its relationship to the court. Trita Parsi, author and founder of the National Iranian American Council, says that when it comes to Iran, the U.S. is acting like…

How Will Iran Respond to Trump’s Escalations?

August 22, 2018

After re-imposing sanctions, Trump’s new “Iran Action Group” is the latest step in his destabilization campaign against Tehran. International Crisis Group President Robert Malley, who helped negotiate the Iran nuclear deal under the Obama administration, discusses the White House’s goals and Iran’s response. [This is the first part of an extended interview on US policy…

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

‘Serious Consequences’ to Trump’s Re-Imposing Sanctions on Iran and Gutting the Nuclear Deal

August 10, 2018

Trita Parsi to examines the complexities of Trump’s attempt to end the Iran nuclear deal with US and EU. Could we be heading towards war? What’s happening in Iran and could the fallout be of increased tensions in the Gulf of Hormuz?

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…

Venezuela Introduces New Measures to Halt Hyperinflation: Will they Work?

July 30, 2018

Venezuela’s hyperinflation is now exceeding 200% per month. President Maduro plans to introduce a new currency that is tied to Venezuela’s oil basket, but will the measures work and how has inflation affected the general population? We discuss these issues with Cira Pascual Marquina of and TRNN’s Greg Wilpert