What Venezuela’s Destruction Teaches Iran

Analysts, including commentators sympathetic to Chavismo, are understandably offering a mix of explanations for Venezuela’s tragic and worsening predicament this year. With a debate as urgent as this, it is tempting to contrast the US success in crushing the Latin American nation with the resilience of a more irritating oil-rich adversary, Iran. Both countries have, … Continue reading “What Venezuela’s Destruction Teaches Iran”

Iran Hawks Find New Supporters Against the NIE

Many of us remember the Iraqi exile groups whose tall tales the Administration used to justify the invasion of their country in 2003. Fewer people are aware that similar groups from other Middle Eastern countries frequent the halls of Congress and editorial board rooms carrying their frightening ghost-written books with guidance from pro-war think tanks. … Continue reading “Iran Hawks Find New Supporters Against the NIE”