The Listening Post

From rhetoric to reality: The return of US sanctions on Iran

Is Trump looking to create dialogue or confrontation? We examine the optics and messaging around US sanctions on Iran.

Counting the Cost

Can Iran survive US economic sanctions?

As US sanctions on Iran come into full force, challenging the financial might of the dollar may prove difficult.

Jamal Khashoggi

Erdogan and Trump meet in Paris amid Khashoggi crisis

Meeting came hours after Turkish president announced that Ankara shared tapes related to Khahsoggi's murder with the US.

Erdogan and Trump meet in Paris amid Khashoggi crisis

United States

Florida orders recount in contentious senate, governor races

The 'swing state' will hold a machine recount of votes in its neck-and-neck races amid allegations of fraud.

Florida orders recount in contentious senate, governor races

UpFront

Is the US on the brink of a constitutional crisis?

We discuss whether American democracy is in crisis and if the media will continue to play Trump's games.

Is the US on the brink of a constitutional crisis?

Environment

Trump blames deadly California fires on forest managers

US president says on Twitter that there is no reason for the forest fires 'except that forest management is so poor'.

Trump: Mismanagement of forests to blame for California fires

UpFront

Will 'strong-willed' Trump be held accountable?

We challenge Trump adviser Steven Rogers on the president's rhetoric that many say is inspiring white supremacists.

Will 'strong-willed' Trump be held accountable?

The Listening Post

US sanctions on Iran and the messaging battle

After months of rhetoric, the US re-imposes sanctions on Iran. Plus, historical revisionism in Israel's archives.

Donald Trump

ACLU files lawsuit to stop Trump's new asylum restrictions

President barred asylum claims from those entering between official entry points on the US-Mexico border.

ACLU files lawsuit to stop Trump's new asylum restrictions

Podcast

Checking Trump: What do the midterms mean for the world?

On this episode of The Take podcast, Al Jazeera journalists discuss what the elections mean for Trump's foreign policy.

Checking Trump: What do the midterms mean for the world?

Europe

President Trump expected to snub Paris Peace Forum

At a gathering to mark the centenary of WWI's end, the French president has organised a venue to bolster international cooperation, an event the US president is expected to skip.

US-Mexico border

Trump restricts asylum at the US-Mexico border

Presidential proclamation bars individuals who cross southern border between ports of entry from receiving asylum.

Trump restricts asylum at the US-Mexico border

Opinion

The midterms show Trump might not get re-elected in 2020

Contrary to what President Donald Trump has claimed, this was a bad election for him.

Simon Rosenberg

by Simon Rosenberg

Simon Rosenberg

UpFront

Trump, the Democrats, and the future of US democracy

In this UpFront special, we speak to a Trump adviser and discuss whether US democracy is at risk.

Trump, the Democrats, and the future of US democracy

United States

Thousands demand Mueller protection after Trump fires Sessions

Critics fear the US president is paving way to disrupt probe into Russian interference in 2016 presidential election.

Thousands demand Mueller protection after Trump fires Sessions