Reese Erlich

Reese Erlich

Reese Erlich's syndicated column, Foreign Correspondent, appears every two weeks. His book The Iran Agenda Today: The Real Story from Inside Iran and What's Wrong with US Policy ­will be published in October. See his website or follow him on Twitter: @ReeseErlich

 

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2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition law protest on 7 July 2019 in Tsim Sha Tsui. Views
Sunday, July 14, 2019
What's Really Going on in Hong Kong?
For more than three months, people in Hong Kong massed in the streets to protest a proposed extradition law. Critics say it would allow China to extradite dissenting students, journalists, and business people to the mainland, where they could face prison for their views. Rallies and marches of tens...
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 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not seen) hold a joint press conference after their meeting in Tehran, Iran on June 12, 2019. (Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Views
Monday, July 01, 2019
When It Comes to Iran, the So-Called 'Trump Doctrine' Is Sinking Fast
Tehran resident Dariush is exactly the kind of person that the Trump Administration claims to be supporting. He is a middle-class businessman who hates the clerical regime. The White House thinks Iranians like Dariush would welcome the overthrow of their government. But when I talked to Dariush by...
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Sunday, June 30, 2019
The 'Trump Doctrine' Is Sinking Fast
Tehran resident Dariush is exactly the kind of person that the Trump Administration claims to be supporting. He is a middle-class businessman who hates the clerical regime. The White House thinks Iranians like Dariush would welcome the overthrow of their government. But when I talked to Dariush by...
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Sunday, March 24, 2019
How the Media Distort News from Venezuela
Whenever officials in Washington, D.C. set out to overthrow a foreign government, mainstream US media outlets are there to give a helping hand. All pretense of fairness and balance disappear in favor of outrageous distortion. For the most recent example, let’s look at Venezuela. Both high-level...
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CAUTION: SHOOTING AHEAD  A view of residential houses during a fresh skirmish along the Line of control on March 3, 2019 in Uri, 102 Kms (63 miles) north west of Srinagar , the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir. Views
Sunday, March 10, 2019
What’s Really Going On in Kashmir?
Diplomats and the mainstream media focused on the danger of another war between the two nuclear-armed countries. But the major media provided less information about the flashpoint for the crisis: India’s brutal occupation of Kashmir. Assistant Professor Junaid Ahmad, director of the Center for...
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Trump learning from his mistakes and acting diplomatically? Fat chance. But, hey, the US will have to withdraw from the region sooner or later. It may just start on Trump’s watch.(Photo: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Views
Monday, December 31, 2018
Trump: The Sudden Anti-War Champion?
Last week President Donald Trump surprised the world, and much of his own staff, by announcing plans to pull more than 2,000 US troops out of Syria. Then he said he would cut the number of US troops in Afghanistan in half. In response, Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis and special envoy...
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Russia is no more threat to the people of United States than any other lesser imperialist power. We face far greater threats from the neocons currently occupying the White House. (Photo: Presidential Administration of Russia) Views
Friday, December 14, 2018
Sex, Russia and Impeachment
America's largest city is abuzz over the latest revelations about Donald Trump's crimes. I'm here on book tour discussing Iran, but audiences want to know if Trump will be impeached. Court documents filed in the case of Trump's long-time personal lawyer Michael Cohen show The Donald paid off two...
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The Arab Spring spread through Saudi Arabia and continued for years in the mostly Shia Muslim, eastern part of the country. When the current Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman came to power, he escalated the war in Yemen and cracked down on dissent at home. (Photo by Reese Erlich) Views
Friday, November 02, 2018
Murder of Saudi Journalist Builds Opposition to Yemen War
The murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has backfired on the Saudi royal family by focusing new attention on its vicious war on Yemen. The last few weeks have seen startling new reports on civilian atrocities and growing support for a House of Representative resolution invoking the...
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Thursday, October 25, 2018
What the Khashoggi Case Tells Us About "Terrorism"
ISTANBUL — In 2013, an Iranian national living in Texas was sentenced to 25 years in prison for planning to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington, D.C. The State Department alleged that Iran’s Al Quds force masterminded the terrorist plot . Although the bombing never took place and Iran...
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In 2014 ISIS drove Yazidis out of central Iraq as the U.S.-trained Iraqi Army collapsed. (Photo: Reese Elrich) Views
Monday, August 27, 2018
What Fifteen Years of U.S. Occupation Has Produced? Angry Iraqis
Militant protests, which began July 14, continue in Iraq’s oil-rich city of Basra, despite a harsh government crackdown. Thousands of Iraqis are demanding jobs, restoration of basic utility services, and an end to government corruption. The protests have quickly spread to other southern Iraqi...
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