Economic Warfare & Strangling Sanctions: Punishing Iran for its “Defiance” of the United States

Punishing the Population into Hunger The economic sanctions imposed upon Iran are having the desired effect of punishing the population through hunger and economic strangulation, making life miserable for the many. As tensions increase between the “international community” (the West) and Iran, talk of war is in the air. For years, sanctions have been imposed […]

Fighting the “Rising Tide” of Arab Nationalism

The Eisenhower Doctrine & the Syrian Crisis Following the Suez Crisis, Nasser’s influence and reputation was enormously strengthened in the Arab, Muslim, and wider decolonizing world, while those of Britain and France were in decline. Nasser’s support for nationalist movements in North Africa, particular Algeria, increasingly became cause for concern. Pro-Western governments in the Middle […]

The U.S. Strategy to Control Middle Eastern Oil

“One of the Greatest Material Prizes in World History” In the midst of World War II, Saudi Arabia secured a position of enormous significance to the rising world power, America. With its oil reserves essentially untapped, the House of Saud became a strategic ally of immense importance, “a matter of national security, nourishing U.S. military […]