Gareth Porter: Secretary of State John Kerry gave further legitimacy to a long-running official scam over the demand for a confession from Iran last week, even as he argued that getting details of Iran’s alleged past work on nuclear weapons wasn’t necessary for a nuclear agreement.
Brent Budowsky: It is not acceptable to fail to provide effective and sufficient ground troops. Nor is it acceptable to be dependent on Iranian-supported Shiite militia that wages sectarian conflict against Sunnis.
Joe Mathews: How the Golden State can strengthen its democratic stride by watching Tunisia take its first step.
Stephen Menendian: The massacre of more than one million Armenians raises serious questions about the ability of the international community to prevent or punish acts of genocide nearly a century later.
Gareth Porter: Iranian research and development on advanced centrifuges research & development (R&D) remains unresolved
Trita Parsi: They have not only been wrong in how to handle the Iranian nuclear program – they have been wrong on almost anything about Iran.
Gareth Porter: The US and its allies have made no effort in hiding their intention to maintain the “sanctions architecture” in place for many years after a nuclear agreement
Tom Hall: In both the U.S. and in Israel, corporatist government policy has decimated the middle class, and created economic divides greater than in any other industrialized nations.
Medea Benjamin: While military contractors made out like bandits, US taxpayers wasted $1.7 trillion dollars on the Iraq war, money that could have funded healthcare and education here at home.
Dick Platkin and Jeff Warner: The waning of U.S. power means that at some point the U.S. government will either be technically unable or politically unwilling to sustain Greater Israel.
Garrett Porter: The real story is how enforcers of Likudist policy on Iran used a young Republican politician to try to provoke a breakdown in nuclear talks.
Peter C. Cavanaugh: Netanyahu’s horribly one-sided retribution against relatively ineffective rocket attacks from Hamas in Gaza last summer earned him dismay and scorn from most of the watching world.
Gareth Porter: The background to the leak of the US negotiation stance on Iran shows how Obama has made himself dependent on Israeli approval of a deal.