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Iran was the great beneficiary of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, which created an opportunity for Iraq’s Shia majority to gain power in Baghdad.
Thomas Kaplan funds both a big-cat charity and an anti-Iran advocacy group. These worlds collided when eight Iranian environmentalists were arrested.
Iranian-American author and analyst Hooman Majd is this week’s guest.
The Intercept’s Murtaza Hussain and New York Times reporter Farnaz Fassihi discuss the Iran Cables.
A note from the editors and a video discussion hosted by Jeremy Scahill.
The chaos unleashed by the U.S. invasion allowed Iran to gain a level of influence in Iraq that was unfathomable during the reign of Saddam.
An Iranian intelligence document describes a meeting between Iran’s Quds Force and the Muslim Brotherhood in a Turkish hotel. It didn’t go well.
In many ways, the Iranian intelligence campaign against ISIS mirrored the U.S. strategy for dealing with Iraq.
Seven hundred pages of leaked documents reveal how Iranian spies have infiltrated every aspect of Iraqi political life.
Why is Trump deferring to Riyadh? Questions need to be asked about his financial ties with Saudis who bailed him out during the 1990s.