Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter

Politics

Why Iran must remain a US enemy

The most important factor in shaping US policy towards Iran is domestic politics - not Obama's own geopolitical vision.

Why Iran must remain a US enemy

Politics

Demonising nuclear Iran

How did a false Iran nuclear narrative come to dominate global politics?

Demonising nuclear Iran

Politics

Bulgaria's Hezbollah 'hypothesis' and the EU terror list

The US and Israel continue ignoring the actual evidence in terrorism cases to advance their political interests.

Bulgaria's Hezbollah 'hypothesis' and the EU terror list

Politics

How Netanyahu's bomb Iran ploy failed

Netanyahu will no doubt campaign for re-election at home by demonising Iran as an "existential threat", writes Porter.

How Netanyahu's bomb Iran ploy failed

Politics

Understanding Iran's diplomatic strategy

Iran has been developing nuclear capacities in order to obtain leverage in diplomatic talks with the United States.

Understanding Iran's diplomatic strategy

Politics

Who was behind the Delhi bombing?

The bombing of an Israeli diplomat's car in India isn't consistent with Iranian or Hezbollah involvement.

Who was behind the Delhi bombing?

Opinion

Can Obama avert war with Iran?

The contradictions of Obama's policy toward Iran went unnoticed in the US, but not in Iran and Israel, writes Porter.

Can Obama avert war with Iran?

US & Canada

Did the Rabbani hit really kill peace talks?

Rabbani could not offer the Taliban the one condition needed for a peace agreement - the full withdrawal of US troops.

Did the Rabbani hit really kill peace talks?

Politics

Pakistani military want veto on drone strikes

As US drone strikes continue to take innocent lives, Pakistan's military demand veto power over US decisions.

Pakistani military want veto on drone strikes

US & Canada

'Most captured Taliban were civilians'

News agency says US military documents indicate that four in five captured Afghan 'Taliban' were actually civilians.

'Most captured Taliban were civilians'

Politics

US-NATO war 'served al-Qaeda strategy'

Slain journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad's book asserts al-Qaeda, unlike the Taliban, wants Western-led wars to continue.

US-NATO war 'served al-Qaeda strategy'

Politics

How Afghanistan became a NATO war

Is NATO's role in Afghanistan in the best interest of the nation,or is it simply a boost for NATO's morale?

How Afghanistan became a NATO war