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A Russo-Iranian Bloc against the United States?

A Russo-Iranian Bloc against the United States?

(By Juan Cole) Russian President Vladimir Putin called his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Thursday, according to PressTV. The Russian press added that “A Kremlin statement said Putin had underlined to Rouhani…

The New Cold War and the Middle East

The New Cold War and the Middle East

(By Victor Argo) Cold War times are back in Europe. Russian troops are standing in Crimea. The peninsula in southern Ukraine is known for its sparkling wine and the conference of Yalta…

The Fall of the New Year Throne 9:4

The Fall of the New Year Throne 9:4

(By Juan Cole) The Fall of the New Year Throne (To read this sword and sorcery novel as it has unfolded before this installment, click here) Chapter Nine 4. A soft glow…

The Fall of the New Year Throne 9:2

The Fall of the New Year Throne 9:2

(By Juan Cole) The Fall of the New Year Throne (To read this sword and sorcery novel as it has unfolded before this installment, click here) Chapter Nine 2. Matroyao felt as…

The Fall of the New Year Throne 9:1

The Fall of the New Year Throne 9:1

(By Juan Cole) The Fall of the New Year Throne (To read this sword and sorcery novel as it has unfolded before this installment, click here) Chapter Nine 1. The enormous serpent…

The Fall of the New Year Throne 8:3

The Fall of the New Year Throne 8:3

(By Juan Cole) The Fall of the New Year Throne (To read this sword and sorcery novel as it has unfolded before this installment, click here) Chapter Eight 3. Spityura swung his…

The Fall of the New Year Throne 8:2

The Fall of the New Year Throne 8:2

(By Juan Cole) The Fall of the New Year Throne (To read this sword and sorcery novel as it has unfolded before this installment, click here) Chapter Eight 2. Jamshid lounged on…

The Fall of the New Year Throne 8:1

The Fall of the New Year Throne 8:1

(By Juan Cole) The Fall of the New Year Throne (To read this sword and sorcery novel as it has unfolded before this installment, click here) Chapter Eight 1. Roxanna awaited her…

The Fall of the New Year Throne 7:4

The Fall of the New Year Throne 7:4

(By Juan Cole) The Fall of the New Year Throne (To read this sword and sorcery novel as it has unfolded before this installment, click here) Chapter Seven 4. The Persian prince…

The Fall of the New Year Throne 7:3

The Fall of the New Year Throne 7:3

(By Juan Cole) The Fall of the New Year Throne (To read this sword and sorcery novel as it has unfolded before this installment, click here) Chapter Seven 3. A spear butt…

Can Obama make a grand bargain with Iran over Syria?

Can Obama make a grand bargain with Iran over Syria?

(By Shahram Akbarzadeh) The last round of talks to bring some relief to the humanitarian disaster in Syria achieved remarkable nothing. The anti-Assad delegation traded barbed insults with the Syrian government delegation…