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The US Can Help Iranian Protesters Achieve Regime Change

Tom Ridge, For over a week, Iran has been rocked by demonstrations that started as expressions of frustration about crushing poverty and widespread unemployment but quickly morphed into calls for the ouster of the repressive ruling regime. The unrest came as something of a surprise, even though thousands of smaller-scale protests, with more limited demands,

Saudi Arabia, Israel and Realpolitik

Ari Lieberman, How Obama’s appeasement policies have prompted a fundamental realignment in Mideast alliances. The Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, revealed this week that Israel was prepared to share intelligence with Saudi Arabia in an effort to combat Iran’s expansionist agenda and malign regional influence. The unprecedented statement was made during

Warning to the Trump administration: Be careful about Yemen

Katherine Zimmerman, The Trump administration is apparently considering expansion of U.S. engagement in Yemen, with the idea of helping Saudi Arabia win a two-year proxy battle against Iran. Supporting the Saudis would allow them  to help the U.S. more in Syria while stripping Iran of a burgeoning Hezbollah-style proxy in Yemen, a strategic sliver of

Hundreds of thousands rally in Iran against Trump, chant “Death to America” : Video

Parisa Hafezi, Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied on Friday to swear allegiance to the clerical establishment following U.S. President Donald Trump’s warning that he had put the Islamic Republic “on notice”, state TV reported. On the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which toppled the U.S.-backed shah, marchers including hundreds of military personnel and

Media’s Fake News Becomes Ayatollah’s Propaganda

Jim Stinson, Iranian regime cites bogus handcuffed child story peddled by liberal press to discredit Trump. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran, used bogus news peddled by some major U.S. media outlets to denounce the United States and foster anti-American perceptions Tuesday. Khamenei, speaking before gathered Iranian military leaders, pointed to stories a five-year-old child

Netanyahu, Trump align on Iran ahead of Israeli leader’s visit

Seizing on an Iranian missile test, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and new U.S. President Donald Trump are nearing common ground on a tougher U.S. policy towards Tehran ahead of their first face-to-face talks at the White House. But people familiar with the Trump administration’s thinking say that its evolving strategy is likely to be