Daily Archive: August 16, 2019

Iran’s Dangerous Deterrence Policy: Trading Tankers- and Another partial Withdrawal from the JCPOA

The UK acknowledged its first defeat by Iran when it released the Iranian super tanker “Grace 1” captured by 30 Royal Navy commandos in the first week of July in response to a US request, as the Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell revealed. In response, Iran will release the British-flagged tanker “Stena Impero”, captured by the “Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps” (IRGC)...

Trump Dangles Trade Deal for Britain’s Tougher Line on Iran & China

It’s more than coincidence that on the first day of US National Security Advisor John Bolton’s visit to London this week, Britain announced the dispatch of another warship to the Persian Gulf. Since Boris Johnson became British prime minister nearly three weeks ago, President Donald Trump’s administration has been pushing London to take a harder foreign policy line, in particular...

American Crimes Against Venezuela Amount to Economic Terrorism

It was an internationally significant event worthy of widespread coverage but my hunch is few, if any, of you reading this column will have heard of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit which took place in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 20/21st. The weekend ministerial meeting brought together 120 member nations as well as seven observer countries, ten multilateral international organisations including...