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Gareth Porter

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 five books, including Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare,” was published in February 2014 and "Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam."  He has written regularly for Inter Press Service on U.S. policy toward Iraq and Iran since 2005.

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How Corporate Media Are Fueling a New Iran Nuclear Crisis

The Trump administration and the media have, to date, successfully made the Iranian government the focus of scrutiny that the public would be well-served to turn on them as well

Gareth Porter ·


The Right May Finally Get Its War on Iran

Unless much stronger anti-war forces can be organized in coming months, that danger appears extremely serious

Gareth Porter ·


Is the End of the Brutal War in Yemen Finally at Hand?

Congressional strategists and activists who have been working on the issue believe passage of the war powers measure will force Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman to the negotiating table

Gareth Porter ·


Time to End the Ruinous U.S. Alliance with Saudi Arabia

The Khashoggi murder and the likelihood of a Democratically-controlled House of Representatives offer an opportunity for distance

Gareth Porter ·


How Corporate Media Got the Trump-Kim Summit All Wrong

They have assumed that North Korea cannot live without nuclear weapons—without making any effort to understand North Korea’s strategy in regard to nuclear weapons.

Gareth Porter ·


Did John Bolton Leak Intelligence to Sabotage a Trump-Kim Deal?

Bolton isn't just uninterested in selling a denuclearization deal to the public, he’s working actively to undermine it.

Gareth Porter ·


Why Trump’s North Korea 'Bloody Nose' Campaign Is a Big Bluff

In the end, Trump, like all his post-Cold War predecessors, will have to choose between ineffective threats and real negotiations with North Korea.

Gareth Porter ·


Trump Trashes Iran Deal to Satisfy Netanyahu

U.S-Iran policy is closer to Israel than it has been in years.

Gareth Porter ·

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