Sanctions on Iran

June 15, 2021

There is a decades-old history of Washington imposing sanctions on Iran for various reasons. Emma Scott, the Iran lead and research assistant at Project Alpha in the Centre for Science and Security Studies at King’s College London, discusses the background of sanctions on Tehran.

We Need a Coronavirus Truce

April 03, 2020

During World War I, soldiers all along the Western front held a series of informal truces in December 1914 to commemorate Christmas. It was early in the war, and opposition had not yet hardened into implacable enmity. The military command, caught by surprise, could not impose complete battlefield...

Trump Is Wrong to Think He Can Force Iran to Its Knees

June 20, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to former US Ambassador Dennis Jett. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have been escalating for some time now. In the most recent episode, two commercial tankers were damaged by mysterious explosions in the Gulf of Oman on June 13,...

Does the US Have a Long-Term Iran Strategy?

June 03, 2019

For four decades, relations between Iran and the United States have been marked by misunderstandings, tensions and enmity. The two countries seem to find it impossible to settle their differences and engage with each other on a basis of mutual respect. Reckless decisions by the leaders of the two...

US Middle East Policy Is in Thrall to Its Regional Allies

May 17, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Dr. Edward Wastnidge, a lecturer in international studies at the Open University. Four decades after Iran and the United States severed diplomatic relations, tensions are running higher than at any point in the 21st century. US President...

Trump Has No Intentions of Going to War with Iran

May 13, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Hooman Majd, a prominent Iranian-American journalist and author. Those who follow international news come across mentions of Iran almost constantly. Over the past two decades, the regime in Tehran has been in the headlines for its...

How Will Sanctions on Iran Affect India?

May 04, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Sumitha Kutty, an associate research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. Iran and India have traditionally maintained cordial relations, counting on each other as major security partners. Bonds between...

Seriously, Today’s Geopolitics Is Tomorrow’s History

May 02, 2019

Some people still believe sanctions can produce positive results, but history tells us the contrary. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. In Fair Observer this week, the former vice-president of the European Parliament, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, offers his analysis of the evolving situation in Iran...

The Oily Games Trump Is Playing with India

April 30, 2019

Trump and Bolton’s unwavering assault on Iran means the end of waivers for the right to purchase Iranian oil for India, which is in the midst of a general election. US President Donald Trump’s current cold war on Iran — which some expect may soon turn hot if he feels free to follow his...

Charles Bernstein: Poetry in Solidarity with the Iranian People

March 15, 2019

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to renowned American poet and literary scholar Charles Bernstein. Strangulating economic sanctions are no novelty for the Iranian people, who have borne the brunt of international embargoes for almost four decades now. The United States...

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