John Bolton
Bolton weaves a tall tale in his Venezuela chapter

Leonardo Flores discusses what John Bolton’s book reveals about the policy of the Trump Administration on Venezuela

US abandons Open Skies for new age space weapons

The US walking out of the Open Skies Agreement is a clear signal that it seeks global dominance. As other countries are unlikely to surrender, we are back to hair-trigger nuclear alerts and the Doomsday Clock inching towards midnight

Trump impeachment Trump survives conviction in the impeachment process

The Senate cleared president Donald Trump of all charges with a majority vote that was completely based on the party lines. Several Republicans, who opposed the impeachment motion, nevertheless criticized Donald Trump for his “shameful conduct”

Juan Guaidó: One year of promises and submission to Donald Trump

What has happened in the year since Juan Guaidó declared himself president of Venezuela?

Timeline: Escalating US-Iran tensions and where they could lead

In this explainer, we look at the recent events in West Asia, beginning with the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal in 2018 to the assassination of Qassim Soleimani, and now the decision by the EU countries to trigger a conflict resolution mechanism which could end the deal.

John Bolton is gone but some things never change John Bolton is gone but some things never change

Former arms industry executive Charles Kupperman has stepped in as interim national security advisor, symbolizing the essential continuity in US foreign policy even in the age of Donald Trump

John Bolton Will Not be Missed

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha discusses the firing of US National Security Advisor John Bolton and the future of US policy with respect to West Asia and other parts of the world.

The end of the INF treaty is a blow to global disarmament The end of the INF treaty is a blow to global disarmament

On August 2, the withdrawal of the US from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty was formalized. The treaty signed in 1987 had led to the destruction of over 2,600 missiles by the US and Russia

US sanctions target Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif US sanctions target Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif

Following the latest sanctions, Zarif cannot travel to the US or any other country outside Iran without inviting secondary sanctions against the host countries.  

War on Venezuela part 2 Explained: War on Venezuela (Part 2)

In the second part of this explainer series, we will be focussing on the impact of the sanctions that were imposed in 2019.

Have you heard of the CIA’s Iran Mission Center?

The rash belligerence against Iran is driven by, among others, a group of organizations, including the CIA’s Iran Mission Center which have one central mission – a war on Iran

Without a shred of evidence, US accuses Iran of attacking tankers

Mike Pompeo, in a press conference, accused Iran of engineering the attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman. However, he cited unnamed intelligence reports and other vague references in support of his claim

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