Reading Time: 14 minutes US-Iran tensions over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program and its backing of foreign proxies has put the Middle East on edge. Are the hawks in Washington and hardliners in Tehran bent on conflict?
Reading Time: 2 minutes The hidden cyber war between the US and Iran saw the world’s first known cyber weapon tested a decade ago. Now that conflict, which has so far been fought with hidden means, is on the brink of explosion.
Reading Time: 16 minutes Want to understand the consequences of pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal? What it means for the US, Iran, and rest of the world? Listen to this conversation with Iran scholar and former Iranian ambassador and government official Seyed Hossein Mousavian.
Reading Time: 2 minutes WhoWhatWhy founder and Editor-in-Chief Russ Baker talks with radio host Tom Hartmann about the itchy trigger fingers of past presidents, and whether Trump could launch another war to both distract and make himself look tough.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Iranian and Israeli forces exchanged airstrikes just a day after the US pulled out of the 2015 multinational nuclear agreement. Could a full-blown war be stopped without US involvement?
Reading Time: 2 minutes In a lightning advance, Iraqi forces captured the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces on Monday, sending thousands of civilians fleeing.The fighting between two US-trained and -equipped forces that have been central to the war against the Islamic State was a slap in the face to US foreign policy. US-supplied Iraqi tank knocks over Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes Twitter and other social media were briefly blocked on Friday morning in Turkey as the government in Ankara sought to suppress a gruesome Islamic State (IS) video that appeared to show the extremists burn alive two captured Turkish soldiers. That and the news that at least 16 more Turkish soldiers were killed in a failed, Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes The US establishment, via the Washington Post, is complaining that the Iranians won’t let it in to play.
Reading Time: 1 minute In February, Iran will hold elections that could determine the country’s future — and the future of the rest of the world, especially that of the US.
Reading Time: 3 minutes With arguments hot and heavy over whether Iran “can be trusted” not to lie about its nuclear intentions, there’s little effort to examine who has cheated the most in this deadly arena.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Longtime Middle East correspondent Charles Glass offers his droll, insightful, and entertaining personal take on the much-debated threat presented by Iran. He sees every indication that the country is much more interested in business than in war.
Classic Why: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Iran and the Bomb, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Facts
Reading Time: 10 minutes With the June 30 deadline looming to reach a deal in the Iran nuclear talks, we revisit the good old days when everyone was still entirely misled about Iran’s nuclear program. Have those days really passed?
Reading Time: 7 minutes How do Wall Street, oil companies and shadow government agencies like the CIA shape the order of global politics together? Author Peter Dale Scott examines that question in his forthcoming book “The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil and the Attack on U.S. Democracy.” Here, in an exclusive excerpt, Scott looks at how official history ignores the real dynamics in play.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The sharing of nuclear weapons technology is part of the “Special Relationship” between the U.S. and U.K., as Winston Churchill famously described the Trans-Atlantic allegiance. But does the extent of the British-American cooperation amount to a violation of the global ban on sharing atomic secrets? And is it encouraging nuclear powers like Pakistan to do the same? WhoWhatWhy takes a closer look.
Reading Time: 13 minutes What possible connection could there have been between George H.W. Bush and the assassination of John F. Kennedy? Or between the C.I.A. and the assassination? Or between Bush and the C.I.A.? For some people, apparently, making such connections was as dangerous as letting one live wire touch another. Here, in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination in November, is the third part of a ten-part series of excerpts from WhoWhatWhy editor Russ Baker’s bestseller, Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, America’s Invisible Government and the Hidden History of the Last Fifty Years. The story is a real-life thriller.
Reading Time: 1 minute Russ Baker sits down for a chat with Danny Schechter, former mainstream news producer turned media activist extraordinaire. Topics: The stories the mainstream media are not telling—or not telling properly.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Why is torching a police kiosk an admirable thing in Syria but cause for consternation in the United States? Why is protest against corrupt central power in one country a good thing—and something to be dismissed in another? WhoWhatWhy asks….WhyWhyWhy
Reading Time: 9 minutes Almost none of us are paying attention to the major war in the world today—and if we are, probably have no idea what it is really about. What does this say about our personal and societal progress?
Reading Time: 10 minutes Oh, boy. Once these guys decide they want a war, nothing stands in the way. The media, typically, lay right down. And the Associated Press is no exception. Here, we look at its coverage of the evidence against Iran from the supposedly reliable IAEA. Supposedly.
Reading Time: 7 minutes You may not have seen the “Irina” video. But millions have. Could this criticism of Obama on Israel, Iran and terrorism itself be a dirty trick with a hidden, unrelated purpose? See what you think.