Stories by Gareth Porter

Gareth Porter is an investigative historian and journalist specializing in U.S. national security policy. His latest book is Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare (Just World Books, 2014).  subscribe to Gareth Porter's feed

Posted on: Nov 28, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Reporters who rely on the White Helmets' leader in Aleppo ignore his record of deception and risk manipulation.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2016, Source: Middle East Eye

The account makes it clear that the Obama administration’s policy of regime change in both Libya and Syria provoked pushback from the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2015, Source: Middle East Eye

No military or counter-terrorism analyst believes that the military force applied in Iraq and Syria has even the slightest chance of defeating IS.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2014, Source: Inter Press Service

The Obama administration's insistence that Iran discuss its ballistic missile program have been forcefully rejected by the Islamic Republic.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2013, Source: Inter Press Service

Major revelations have further damaged the credibility of the Bulgarian claim to have found links between the suspects behind the Bulgaria bomb blast and Hezbollah.

Posted on: May 29, 2012, Source: Inter Press Service

The inflexible U.S. diplomatic posture reflects President Barack Obama's need to bow to the demands of Israel and the U.S. Congress on Iran policy.

Posted on: May 10, 2012, Source: Inter Press Service

The claim of a deal between Iran and Al-Qaeda has been discredited by former officials in the wake of publication of documents from Osama bin Laden's files.

Posted on: May 2, 2012, Source: Inter Press Service

The Obama administration's success in obscuring the fact that the war will continue for many years down the road is the real story.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2012, Source: Inter Press Service

An Iranian representative says it was the IAEA's positions that scuttled a potential agreement

Posted on: Dec 29, 2011, Source:

A court case resulting in a "finding of fact" that Iran assisted al Qaeda is a tapestry of recycled fabrications and distortions of fact from a bizarre cast of characters.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2011, Source: Inter Press Service

A former inspector for the IAEA has repudiated its major new claim that Iran built an explosives chamber to test components of a nuclear weapon.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2011, Source: IPS News

U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) killed well over 1,500 civilians in night raids in less than 10 months in 2010 and early 2011.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2011, Source: IPS News

A new study finds U.S. Special Operations Forces are targeting Afghan civilians in violation of the laws of war.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2011, Source: IPS News

If the same law used in counting victims of Taliban assassinations were applied to those targeted in night raids, the victims would have to be considered civilian casualties.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2010, Source:

Documents at the center of the case against Iran show telltale signs of fraud.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2010, Source:

The report shows conclusively that US citizen Furkan Dogan and five Turkish citizens were murdered execution-style by Israeli commandos.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2010, Source: Inter Press Service

Obama's refusal in a White House briefing this month to announce a "red line" in regard to Iran's nuclear program is a promising sign.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2010, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Neocons are supporting an Israeli attack on Iran in the hope that the U.S. would be drawn into the ensuing conflict.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2010, Source: IPS News

The Afghan population in the Taliban heartland is not cooperating with U.S. and NATO forces.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2010, Source: IPS News

Marjah isn't even a town, but rather one of the clearest and most dramatic examples of a war of perception as outlined in the US's counter-insurgency doctrine.