Gareth Porter

gareth-porter-201Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist specialising in U.S. national security policy. The paperback edition of his latest book, "Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam", was published in 2006.

Why Pentagon Opposed New Combat Roles in Iraq

Pentagon Opposes Iraq Combat

Gareth Porter: The resistance of top US military officials to deepening US military involvement in the war against IS came in the wake of a major policy debate within the Obama administration following the collapse of Iraqi military resistance in Ramadi.

Netanyahu’s Speech and the Politics of Iran Policy

Bibi Netanyahu Speech

Gareth Porter: The current tensions over the Netanyahu speech is just the latest chapter in a long-running drama involving an Israeli strategy to use its political power in the US Congress to tilt US Iran policy in the direction Israel desires.

Why the CIA Tortured

Enhanced Interrogation

Gareth Porter: Bureaucratic momentum, the desire to be ‘important’, helped drive torture program to point where officials involved had too much to lose to call a halt.

Resolving Key Nuclear Issue Turns on Iran-Russia Deal

Resolving Iran Nuclear Deal

Gareth Porter: The key to the new approach is Iran’s willingness to send both its existing stockpile of low enriched uranium (LEU) as well as newly enriched uranium to Russia for conversion into fuel for power plants for an agreed period of years.