October 23, 2017

MeK, Iran and the War for Washington

THE NATIONAL INTEREST There is an escalating war for influence over U.S. policy toward Iran: It is a dispute among university scholars, think-tank analysts and former American officials. Reverberations of this war are not confined to the Washington beltway but have profound significance for the Middle East. As Arab republics like Egypt and Tunisia fall from popular protests, internally inspired regime-change scenarios abound. While largely peaceful protests brought down regimes in Cairo and Tunis, state suppression resulted in violent pushback in Libya, Syria and Yemen. Although Arab republics are the immediate targets of their populations, Arab kingdoms like Bahrain, and to a much … [Read more...]