Sina Toossi

Sina Toossi is a contributor to Foreign Policy In Focus.

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As Trump’s prospects for re-election fade, a dangerous stage has been set for conflict in the months ahead. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Views
Monday, July 27, 2020
The Beginning of the U.S.-Iran Hot War?
“Americans should not blame others in vain,” Iranian general Esmail Gha’ani has declared , “this is a fire they have lit and today has engulfed them.” Gha’ani, a veteran military commander who heads the Quds Force, the branch of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) responsible for...
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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo delivers remarks at the United Against Nuclear Iran Summit in New York City on September 25, 2018. (Photo: State Department photo) Views
Friday, May 08, 2020
Pressuring Iran Is Not the Answer to the US’s Middle East Woes
The United States has for decades been reliant on Israel and a host of autocratic Arab regimes to solidify a U.S.-led security order in the Middle East. This order has proven to be unsustainable as key U.S. allies have weakened or been toppled in popular uprisings over the years. Meanwhile, U.S...
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Monday, July 30, 2018
Why Trump's Iran Policy is Bound to Fail
n May Day 1946, the British consul in the southwestern Iranian city of Khorramshahr noted a troubling development. An Iranian woman had taken to a local podium and proclaimed that the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) was exploiting the "jewel of Iran" and spending more on dog food than salaries for...
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Saturday, June 06, 2015
The Bomb Iran Lobby Gears Up for 2016
In a recent TV ad , a van snakes its way through an American city. As the driver fiddles with the radio dial, dire warnings about the perils of a “nuclear Iran” spill out of the speaker from Senator Lindsey Graham and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The driver then steers the vehicle...
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Hardliners Despair, Pragmatists Rejoice
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