Iran

The Spectator Podcast: The Italian Job

17 May 2018 15:03

In this week’s episode, we talk about Italy’s new coalition – what will the Five Star and Lega partnership mean…

Donald Trump is right to take on Iran’s mullahs

12 May 2018 8:30

The point behind the argument about the Iran nuclear deal goes beyond precise nuclear facts. It is like the row…

The Spectator Podcast: Trump vs Iran

10 May 2018 14:48

What comes after the end of the Iran nuclear deal? Is Donald Trump an expert diplomat worthy of a Nobel…

Israel vs Iran: will the conflict escalate further?

10 May 2018 10:59

Jerusalem It’s a sunny day in Jerusalem where Israelis are waking up to fresh conflict on the country’s border with…

Iran shows that even Trump can get things right

9 May 2018 13:28

An unexpected downside of Donald Trump’s presidency is the rare occasion on which he makes a wise call. Trump’s decision to…

America goes rogue

9 May 2018 8:05

For the past year or so, in speaking to groups, I’ve ventured to suggest that Donald Trump will ultimately rank…

Hectoring Trump on Iran has done Britain and France no favours

9 May 2018 7:16

Three years ago when the Iran nuclear agreement was signed there was massive political resistance in Washington. Notably – but…

Sorry, Boris, President Trump doesn’t have an Iran plan

8 May 2018 20:51

Washington, DC. With Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, American foreign policy is getting radioactive. “We…

Donald Trump pulls out of the Iran deal. Is anyone surprised?

8 May 2018 19:15

Did anybody really think President Donald J Trump wasn’t going to pull out of the Iran deal? He’s said all…

The truth about Iran is now of little importance to Jeremy Corbyn

29 January 2018 15:02

If any further evidence was needed about the disingenuousness of Jeremy Corbyn and the dangers a government led by him…

Jeremy Corbyn’s short-term memory on Iran

28 January 2018 10:44

It’s happened. Jeremy Corbyn has finally broken his silence on Iran. To be fair, he was rather forced into doing…

Iran’s uprising exposes the left’s shameful double standards

4 January 2018 17:49

Why is Jeremy Corbyn silent on the protests in Iran? A cynic might say that the Labour leader could hardly…

Iran’s hardliners are exploiting Trump’s rhetoric

4 January 2018 11:13

A year and eleven months ago, Iran’s parliamentary elections ended in a resounding victory for the reformists. Last May, the…

The Spectator Podcast: Iran’s uprising

4 January 2018 11:11

On this week’s podcast, we look at the global silence around the protests in Iran. We’ll also be asking whether…

Paul Mason turns on the ‘Stalinist left’ over Iran

3 January 2018 17:57

With the death toll in Iran thought to sit at 21 following a series of clashes between protesters and security…

A new Iranian revolution should worry the West

3 January 2018 10:47

Is Iran on the brink of a revolution? The mullahs’ main political adversaries in Washington and Tel Aviv appear to…

Jeremy Corbyn goes quiet on Iran

2 January 2018 10:50

With nine more people reported to have died overnight in Iran following clashes between protesters and security forces, the death toll…

The Spectator Podcast: Desert storm

9 November 2017 16:42

On this week’s episode, we turn our attention to the Middle East and the unlikely alliance of Saudi Arabia and…

After his Iran blunder, Boris must learn that careless talk can cost lives

7 November 2017 14:11

Boris Johnson’s Iran blunder is a case of diplomatic friendly fire – accidental but devastating. The facts are clear enough.…

There’s still some method to Donald Trump’s madness

20 September 2017 9:30

Donald Trump’s speech before the United Nations General Assembly was both an echo of George W. Bush and something original.…

Forget our misguided friendship with Saudi Arabia: Iran is our natural ally

3 September 2017 10:00

The Saudi town of Awamiya — like so many countless cities across Iraq, Syria and Yemen that are witnessing an…

Iran’s growing influence points to a bleak future for the Middle East

2 September 2017 8:30

After six years of fierce fighting and with hundreds of thousands dead, the Syrian civil war finally appears to be settling…

Iran attacks: Why can’t Trump get his head around the difference between a death-cult and a serious state?

8 June 2017 11:02

‘The Iranian people are moving forward, and today’s fumbling with firecrackers will not affect the will-power of the people… the…

The great Sunni-Shia conflict is getting ever closer to the surface

7 June 2017 10:45

Several people have been killed in a terrorist attack in Iran today, with Isis claiming responsibility. This has potentially huge…

There’s a reason why Isis targets gigs: music is the enemy of fundamentalism

23 May 2017 15:48

Until last night Ariana Grande’s fans, predominantly tweens and teens, were more preoccupied with the concept of friendship than the…