Stories by Dilip Hiro

Dilip Hiro, a TomDispatch regular, has written 34 books, including After Empire: The Birth of a Multipolar World. His latest book is A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Middle East. subscribe to Dilip Hiro's feed

Posted on: Mar 31, 2015, Source: TomDispatch

The United States might end up as a footnote in the long history of Afghanistan.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2014, Source: Tom Dispatch

Ruling elites in the Arab world's most important country no longer feel that listening to Washington is a must.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

There are many examples of America’s slumping authority in the Greater Middle East, a process well underway even before Obama entered office.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2012, Source: Tom Dispatch

Washington and Islamabad are still locked in an awkward post-9/11 embrace.

Posted on: May 24, 2011, Source:

Pakistan a far more formidable and independent force than U.S. policymakers concede publicly or even privately.

Posted on: May 27, 2010, Source:

The American century is so over, baby.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2010, Source:

Many Westerners believe the dramatic images of protesters in Iran fearlessly facing the govt.'s brutal crowd control are a preamble to revolution, but we're a long way off.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2009, Source:

Following the Bush pattern of expecting the leaders of Iran to do the bidding of Washington means placing a bet on the inconceivable.

Posted on: May 3, 2009, Source:

A new world order is emerging from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, with its center gravitating towards China.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2008, Source:

The current oil shock, the fourth in the past 30-plus years and the deadliest so far, shows every sign of continuing for a long, long stretch.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2007, Source:

Alan Greenspan's remarks in context.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2007, Source:

In almost every measure, the United States is past its zenith. A look at the challenges that are bringing the heyday to a halt.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2005, Source:

The election has exposed and sharpened the sectarian and ethnic fault lines in Iraqi society. Meanwhile, bolstered by a popular mandate, the new government seems set on a collision course with American occupiers.

Posted on: Jan 28, 2005, Source:

Starting with Saddam's arrest in 2003, each of Washington's rosy scenarios – in which a diminution of violence is predicted and a path to success declared – has turned to dust.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2004, Source:

Iran agrees to suspend its nuclear program and works out a deal with the European Union — leaving the U.S. out in the cold.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2004, Source:

The ferocious assault on Fallujah is just the beginning of four more years of an re-energized Bush foreign policy. Next stop, Teheran.