The portrayal of the United States as a hostile adversary has helped hard-line conservatives to maintain their position within Iran’s political system over the past 40 years.
In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Dr. Rupal Mehta, assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The world would be well-advised to keep in check its hopes of much-needed diplomacy to address the region’s brewing crisis until actually seeing substantive follow up from the pre-Eid al-Fitr summits of Arab and Muslim leaders in Mecca.
The question of drugs is one that will determine Afghanistan’s future.While the talks between the United States and the Taliban continue, one key factor contributing to Afghanistan’s instability is not discussed — opium cultivation and drug trafficking. Afghanistan is the top producer of opium in the world, generating more than 90% of the world’s supply. Opium not only funds the Taliban and other terrorist groups, but it has also led to a “silent tsunami” of addiction across the country.
Donald Trump is making political waves by deploying warships. But is the United States gambling with its credibility as an international force for order?
The measure of the dysfunction of US democracy and the US empire has never been more apparent as the population resigns itself to seeing another war, feared by the public but craved by the media.
The re-election of India’s Hindu right-wing government could put minorities at risk.India’s general elections were the most wide-ranging and possibly most expensive election campaign in the nation’s history. In emphatic style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blew away the opposition to seal his re-election with a majority of 303 seats.
John Bolton and Mike Pompeo are on the lookout for Iranian provocations and are skilled at finding them, even when they don’t exist.
After decades of persecution by the Sinhalese and Tamils, Sri Lanka’s Muslims are abandoning local syncretic Islam and turning to a more radical version.
While the United States was motivated to pull out of the agreement because of Russia’s noncompliance, it should also be noted that the INF Treaty had significant flaws.