Posts tagged : "U.S. foreign policy"

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Israel always needs an existential threat to survive

Israel always needs an existential threat to survive

  Kourosh Ziabari is an Iranian journalist, author, polyglot, and contributing columnist and correspondant for numerous publications worldwide, including the Netherlands, Canada, Italy, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, South Korea, Belgium, Germany, the UK and the US. At the age of 14, he was selected as the world's youngest journalist by International Federation of Journalists and, in 2010, was honored by Iran's National Organization of Youths for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of "Media Activities." Ziabari has conducted interviews with politicians, Nobel laureates, journalists, authors, among them political commentator and linguist Noam Chomsky, former Mexican President Vicente Fox, former U.S. National...

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The Arab uprising is a rebellion against Washington’s Empire

The Arab uprising is a rebellion against Washington’s Empire

Kourosh Ziabari - William Norman Grigg is an author and journalist of Mexican and Irish descent. He was born on February 4, 1963 in Idaho. He was a senior editor of "The New American" magazine and has authored several books from a Constitutionalist perspective. Grigg graduated from Utah State University in political science. He was a "Provo Daily Herald" columnist for a while and also covered the United Nations summits and conferences from 1994 to 2001 for the John Birch Society's official biweekly magazine. Grigg is also a studio musician and served as lead guitarist in the Wisconsin band "Slick Willie and the Calzones" until his 2005 move to Idaho. As a journalist, Grigg has interviewed prominent world leaders, including former...

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The U.S. has long supported brutal regimes around the world

The U.S. has long supported brutal regimes around the world

  Kourosh Ziabari - Robert Jensen is a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin and board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center in Austin. Jensen joined the UT faculty in 1992 after completing his Ph.D. in media ethics and law in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a professional journalist for a decade. At UT, Jensen teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics. In his research, Jensen draws on a variety of critical approaches to media and power. Much of his work has focused on pornography and the radical feminist critique of sexuality and men’s violence, and he also has addressed questions of race...

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The accusation of anti-Semitism has long passed its sell-by date

The accusation of anti-Semitism has long passed its sell-by date

  Kourosh Ziabari - Without any redundant exaggeration, Anthony Lawson is an inimitable, conscientious and unique man. What he does can be described as professional and committed video-journalism. Lawson is a retired international-prize-winning commercials director, cameraman, ad agency creative director and voice over. He calls himself as a "stickler for accuracy" and his record demonstrates the rightfulness of this description. His articles and videos on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, 9/11 attacks and U.S. foreign policy have appeared on a number of media outlets and news websites including Sabbah Report, Veterans Today, Salem News, Intifada Palestine, Media With Conscience, Rense.com and Ramallah Online. "Suppressing free...

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I’m Ready to Help Iran Freeze the Sanctions

I’m Ready to Help Iran Freeze the Sanctions

  Kourosh Ziabari - The economic sanctions imposed on Iran by the United States and its allies are being intensified every single day. The United States brags about diplomacy, détente and reconciliation with Iran, but it tightens the grip of sanctions around Iran on every occasion and especially once Iran and the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States) are slated to meet. It not only imposes new sanctions on Iran’s finance, oil, insurance and media sectors, but incites the European countries to impose sanctions on Iran, as well. The sanctions have made trade, business and daily life difficult for the Iranian people, but they haven’t surrendered yet. In order to discuss the different...

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International law is overwhelmingly on the side of Iran

International law is overwhelmingly on the side of Iran

  Kourosh Ziabari - It’s less than 10 days that the Iranian New Year has started. People across the country are celebrating the arrival of spring and the commencement of New Year. The past year has been a very difficult and tough year for the Iranian nation. The United States and its European allies, under the guise of preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons, imposed a set of harsh and backbreaking sanctions on Iran. The sanctions were decried by conscientious and independent thinkers, scholars, authors and politicians. However, the U.S. and its European partners callously defied the international calls to lift the sanctions and mitigate the pains of the Iranian people. The Iranian people, however, withstood the...

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World powers not negotiating with Iran in good faith

World powers not negotiating with Iran in good faith

  Kourosh Ziabari - Canadian radio host and journalist James Corbett believes that the group of six world powers have not ever been sincere and honest in their negotiations with Iran and constantly used the opportunity of talks to put more pressure on Iran over its nuclear program. “At this point, the players in this drama have all but given up the pretense that this is a negotiation at all. It has become more of a venue for the west to deliver threats and ultimatums to Iran. The goalposts are constantly shifting and have become so hopelessly nebulous that they are about as realistic as it was for Bush and Blair to demand that Saddam Hussein “disarm” the WMDs he never had or face military invasion,” said Corbett in...

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Unilateral Sanctions Are Disallowed UN Charter

Unilateral Sanctions Are Disallowed UN Charter

  Kourosh Ziabari - For more than 35 years, the United States has been imposing harsh economic sanctions on Iran based on unfounded and unsubstantiated charges for which it has never presented any reliable evidence or convincing reasons. Regrettably, the United States has never felt responsible for presenting a logical justification for its confrontational and hostile attitude toward the Iranian people; an attitude which has been stiffened and hardened over the past decade as Iran’s nuclear program was irrationally turned into the scene of an erosive conflict between Iran and the West. Aside from the sanctions the UN Security Council has imposed on Iran, the U.S. has prodded its allies in Asia, Africa and Europe to impose...

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US Functionally Occupies Much of the World

US Functionally Occupies Much of the World

  Kourosh Ziabari - The United States, bearing the accolade of the world’s number one superpower, is facing numerous political, economic and social challenges both in the domestic and international level. A large and influential group of progressive, anti-war activists, journalists, university professors and thinkers have begun to question and defy the unwavering military adventures of the United States across the world and its expansionistic policies. The U.S. support for Israel which constitutes one of the hallmarks of Washington’s foreign policy has also irritated many people across the world, contributing to the growth of anti-American sentiments. Moreover, the governments which were used to blindly take orders from...

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Israel and the Futility of Attacking Iran

Israel and the Futility of Attacking Iran

  Kourosh Ziabari - Abolghasem Bayyenat is an independent political analyst writing mainly on Iran’s foreign policy developments. Over the past decade, his political commentaries and articles have appeared in numerous popular media and online journals, including Foreign Policy Journal, Foreign Policy In Focus, Monthly Review, Eurasia Review, AntiWar.com, Tehran Times, Middle East Online, San Francisco Chronicle, Online Opinion, American Chronicle, and a number of other national newspapers and online journals across the world. He has also published a number of book chapters and articles in academic journals. Besides academic studies in political science and international relations, he has also practical experience in international...

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Iran’s problem is its independence and disobedience

Iran’s problem is its independence and disobedience

  Kourosh Ziabari - Prominent American journalist, filmmaker and former university professor believes that Iran is targeted by the United States and its allies not because of its nuclear program but because of its independence and disobedience toward the big world powers. “Washington’s approach to the world is: “don’t bother us with facts.” Israel, for example, possesses some 200 nuclear weapons, which Washington ignores as it ignored India and Pakistan as they made nukes. Iran’s problem is its disobedience; it does not do what Washington dictates and therefore the word goes out to the media that it is a danger to US security,” said Saul Landau in an exclusive interview with Fars News Agency. Saul Landau has...

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Anti-Iran Sanctions Violate International Law: James H. Fetzer

Anti-Iran Sanctions Violate International Law: James H. Fetzer

Kourosh Ziabari - Many independent and conscientious thinkers and scholars in the world agree with this assumption that the sanctions which the United States and the European Union have imposed on Iran over its nuclear program are inhumane, unjust, contrary to the principles of human rights and constitute an act of war and collective punishment. The United States says that the sanctions are put in effect in order to prevent Iran from producing a nuclear bomb but ironically, the United States is the largest possessor of nuclear weapons in the world itself. Even the intelligence agencies of the United States have published official reports which indicate that Iran does not have the intention to build nuclear weapons. In order to...

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