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...

What’s Behind Bolton’s Attacks on the “Troika of Tyranny”?

April 26, 2019

If you’re in the market for a troika of tyranny, Donald Trump, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo certainly fit the bill. Or, if you’d rather focus on countries, not individuals, you might single out Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt as the three most likely candidates. Perhaps, if...

Is Bolton’s Talk of Regime Change in Iran Just Hot Air?

February 04, 2019

There is a window of opportunity for striking Iran that will close in a year, making an attack more complicated. Keeping track of the Trump administration’s foreign policy is like trying to track a cat on a hot tin roof: We’re pulling out of Syria (not right away). We’re leaving...

The Forever War in the Middle East Is Far from Over

January 18, 2019

US involvement in Syria — hesitant, misguided, quixotic — has been benighted from the beginning. Donald Trump wants to pull US troops out of Syria as quickly as possible. Well, it’s Friday, so that’s what the president wants now. Tomorrow, who knows, maybe he’ll insist that Syria pay...

The War Before the Iran War

August 03, 2018

How likely is a war between the United States and Iran? Tucker Carlson has impeccable conservative credentials. He started out as a low-level staffer at the Heritage Foundation and now he hosts a popular show on Fox News. In between were stints at The Weekly Standard and the online...