Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist on U.S. national security policy who has been independent since a brief period of university teaching in the 1980s. Dr. Porter is the author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam (University of California Press, 2005). He has written regularly for Inter Press Service on U.S. policy toward Iraq and Iran since 2005.

Articles by this author

News
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 7:15am
US Kept Mum for Weeks on Israel’s Civilian Targeting in Gaza
The administration’s public stance in daily briefings in the early days of the war suggested little or no concern about Israeli violations of the laws of war.
Read more
News
Friday, June 13, 2014 - 8:30am
Iran Reveals Proposal for Ensuring Against 'Nuclear Breakout'
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif has revealed for the first time that Iran has made a detailed proposal to the P5+1 group of states aimed at ensuring that no stockpile of low-enriched uranium would be available for “breakout” through enrichment to weapons grade levels. In an exclusive interview...
Read more
[field_image_caption-raw] News
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 7:30am
UN Probe Chief Doubtful on Syria Sarin Exposure Claims
WASHINGTON - The head of the U.N. team that investigated the Aug. 21, 2013 Sarin attack in the Damascus suburbs, Ake Sellstrom, is doubtful about the number of victims of the attack reported immediately after the event. Sellstrom has suggested that many people who claimed to have been seriously...
Read more
(Photo: Steve Rhodes/ Creative Commons/ Flickr) Views
Saturday, April 12, 2014 - 7:30am
The Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program That Wasn’t
When U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Carmen M. Ortiz unsealed the indictment of a Chinese citizen in the UK for violating the embargo against Iran, she made what appeared to be a new U.S. accusation of an Iran nuclear weapons programme. The press release on the indictment announced that between in...
Read more
Views
Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 9:40am
Israeli Claim of Iranian ICBM Exploits Biased US Intel
In an effort to provoke any possible opposition in U.S.
Read more
Views
Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 11:09am
A Rush to Judgment in Bulgarian Blast?
Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov’s dramatic announcement last Tuesday on the Bulgarian investigation of the July 2012 terror bombing of an Israeli tourist bus was initially reported by Western news media as suggesting clear evidence of Hezbollah’s responsibility for the killings.
Read more
Views
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 - 3:08pm
Israel Pins Bombing on Hezbollah to Get EU Terror Ruling
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claim Sunday of absolutely reliable intelligence linking Hezbollah to the bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria last week was apparently aimed at supporting his government’s determination to get the EU to declare Hezbollah a terrorist state.
Read more
Views
Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 12:15pm
Why the Buenos Aires Bombing is a False Indicator on Bulgaria
Immediately after the terror bombing of a busload of Israeli youth in Burgas, Bulgaria, both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a “senior U.S. official” expressed certainty about Iran’s responsibility.
Read more
Views
Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 1:45pm
New Israeli Deputy PM Undercuts Strategy of Pressure on Obama
By staking out a policy line on Iran reflecting the views of the Israeli national security leadership, Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz has undercut the Benjamin Netanyahu government’s carefully planned strategy to get U.S. President Barack Obama to threaten war against Iran if it doesn’t give up its nuclear program.
Read more
Views
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 7:16am
Details of Talks with IAEA Belie Charge Iran Refused Cooperation
The first detailed account of negotiations between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran last month belies earlier statements by unnamed Western officials portraying Iran as refusing to cooperate with the IAEA in allaying concerns about alleged nuclear weaponisation work.
Read more

Pages