21 Dead in Iran

by Vincent Cucchiara As of Tuesday, January 2, the death toll of the anti-government clashes with law enforcement in Iran has reached 21 souls, and at least 450 have been arrested since last week. The stated grievances of the protesters are varied and broad, encompassing economic concerns, as well as civic concerns over perceived corruption. All in all, it resembles the beginnings of the Syrian civil war back in 2011, with protests quickly turning into riots that are at least…

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Analyzing the Iran Deal and Trump’s Options

by Andrew Johnson As is usual, media coverage of the so-called “Iran Deal” has been horribly lopsided, dumbed-down, and mostly devoid of useful information. To understand Trump’s choices, we must first understand what the Iran Deal entails. The official name of the deal is the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”. This was an agreement reached by then President Obama, Iran, and several other world powers in 2015. The stated goal of this deal was to reduce the capability Iran…

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