Will the US and Iran Engage in Dialogue?

August 04, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to former American diplomat Mark Lijek. Iran and the US have been at odds since the 1979 revolution. They have had no diplomatic relations since April 7, 1980. One event that marked the revolution was the takeover of the US Embassy in...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: It’s Not “Assertiveness”

May 24, 2018

President Donald Trump has crossed the line from assertiveness to outright bullying. Donald Trump sometimes appears locked in a chess game that he believes is governed by the rules of poker. If you don’t like the hand you were dealt, you can simply fold and sacrifice your ante. In chess, you...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Nikki Haley Puts Iran “On Notice”

January 09, 2018

On notice, taking names, the world is watching — these all belong to the language of threat from what is clearly the most militarily powerful nation on earth.  The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is rapidly becoming one of The Daily Devil’s Dictionary’s favorite sources....

Iran Protests Raise Risk of Regime Change

January 02, 2018

Protests in Iran raise tricky questions for American and Saudi policymakers, amid Iranian fears that US policy, with the Saudis in tow, is focused on regime change. If Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s foreign policy track record is anything to go by, the situation in Iran could tempt...

The Passing of a Pragmatic Politician in Iran

January 17, 2017

President Rafsanjani lived a controversial life, but his basic efforts for Iran should not be forgotten. The death of Iran’s fourth president, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, hit headlines on January 8. Having served from 1989 to 1993, Rafsanjani was unofficially dubbed the “general of...

The Christians of Iran

January 14, 2017