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Venezuela Update: Massive Blackout, US Unconventional Warfare?

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

March 13, 2019
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network
The Roots of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

The Roots of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

December 28, 2018
Steve Ellner and Greg Wilpert, in a joint analysis of the Venezuela situation
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…