Iran: From Social Mobilizations to the Direct Armed Phase

Mission Verdad The classic sequence of a destabilization process established in Iran under the codification of color revolution. Since mid-September, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been subjected to a new cycle of destabilization. The death of a young Kurdish-Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini (22), on September 16 was the starting point. Amini, who had been…

Russia Strategises with Iran for the Long Haul in Ukraine

M. K. BHADRAKUMARAli Shamkhani (L), representative of Supreme Leader and  secretary of Supreme National Security Council, met Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of  Russia’s Security Council, Tehran, Nov. 9, 2022 Ignoring the hype in the US media about White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Kissingerian diplomacy over Ukraine, the secretary of Russia’s Security Council Nikolai Patrushev,…

Ukraine Threatens War with Iran

Alex Rubinstein Mykhailo Podolyak, an advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, has called for attacks inside Iran as the country’s drones cause setbacks for the Ukrainian military. On November 5, Mykhailo Podolyak, an advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, has advocated for military strikes on drone production sites located in Iran. President Zelensky echoed Podolyak’s…

Rewiring Eurasia: Mr. Patrushev Goes to Tehran

Pepe Escobar The meeting this week between two Eurasian security bosses is a further step toward dusting away the west’s oversized Asian footprint. Two guys are hanging out in a cozy room in Tehran with a tantalizing new map of the world in the background. Nothing to see here? On the contrary. These two Eurasian security…

Iran: The Revolution that Never Was

Asa Winstanley Self-proclaimed leader of the Iran protests Masih Alinejad meeting with former CIA director Mike Pompeo in 2019. (US State Department) Don’t be fooled: the CIA, MI6 and Mossad are all out to impose regime change. Iran has been in Western media headlines a lot recently — and as usual, it’s for all the…

Hashtag Activism and US Imperialism

 Erica Caines A protestor wears glasses with a hashtag being used to protest the death of Mahsa Amini at a rally in support of the people of Iran and against the Iranian government at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco. The abundance of “hashtag activism” has created a false sense of importance for the everyday…

Another CIA Color Revolution in Iran

Jeremy Kuzmarov [Source: npr.org] CIA offshoot, National Endowment for Democracy, spent $631,500 in Iran in 2021. In late September, protests erupted in Iran following the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, after she had been arrested by morality police in Tehran purportedly for not wearing the hijab. Amini died allegedly of a cerebral hemorrhage…

What is Really Behind Iran’s Unrest?

The Western media is depicting unrest in Iran as “the people” demanding social justice and women’s rights. In reality, it is part of a years-long effort by Washington to foment upheaval and regime change in Iran. Policy papers from 2009 detailed step-by-step how the US could overthrow the Iranian government and install an obedient client…

The SCO Summit and the Need for a New Global Security Architecture

Matthew Ehret During a meeting held between Putin and Xi the recent Shanghai Organization Summit in Samarkand, the Chinese leader re-affirmed his understanding both of the historical moment now shaping the world and also the vital role he understands both Russia and China must play in navigating humanity through this storm saying: “Dear President Putin, my…

SCO Summit Offers Vision of Hope Amid U.S.-Led Insanity for War

Strategic Culture Foundation The SCO summit this week offers much welcome hope for a saner, more peaceful world. The 22nd summit this week of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization explicitly and unreservedly promotes peaceful partnership and multilateralism – in stark contrast to the de facto Western worldview of hegemony and endless conflict. The SCO summit, held…

‘Samarkand Spirit’ to Be Driven by ‘Responsible Powers’

Pepe Escobar The SCO summit of Asian power players delineated a road map for strengthening the multipolar world Amidst serious tremors in the world of geopolitics, it is so fitting that this year’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) heads of state summit should have taken place in Samarkand – the ultimate Silk Road crossroads for 2,500…

Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran Accelerate Work on an Alternative to the Suez Canal

Vladimir Platov In order to accelerate the development of the International North-South Transport Corridor (ITC), in particular its railway segment through the Western Chord, a Declaration was signed in Baku by Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran confirming the readiness of these countries to intensify cooperation in the assessment and analysis of infrastructure and transport capacities to…

US “Iran Nuclear Deal” Ploy Coming Full Circle

Brian Berletic Hopes for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) simply known as the Iran Nuclear Deal seemed to fade further during US President Joe Biden’s recent trip to Israel where the US and Israeli governments signed a pledge to use force against Iran should it pursue nuclear weapons (weapons both the US and…

Moscow, Kiev and Ankara Reach Grain Agreement in Istanbul

Observateur Continental Negotiations on the export of Ukrainian grain from the part of the Black Sea controlled by the Ukrainian army took place in Istanbul. Military delegations from Russia, Turkey and Ukraine as well as representatives of the UN came to Istanbul to discuss the food crisis. So what is the substance of the planned…

China, Russia and Iran to Conduct Military Exercises in Latin America

Alexandre Lemoine Beijing, Moscow and Tehran intend to make a show of force for the United States in their “backyard.” The three countries plan to hold joint naval maneuvers off the coast of Latin America and the Caribbean in early August. According to experts, this is a sign that some Latin American countries intend to…

Assessing the Current State of Anti-Imperialism in Latin America

The Iranian Marxist publication, Iranfardamag, interviews Rainer Shea. What’s your take take on Petro’s electoral victory and the prospects of his administration joining organizations such ALBA? Would he become a Boric-style president or a Morales-style one? I believe he’ll become a Boric-style president for three main reasons. One, he’s more likely to have his progressive…