Iran Crumbles as Iraq and Lebanon Rise Up

lebanese protests against iran
Romy Haber | @romyjournalist

Iran gained a powerful position in the Middle East by fueling the rise of militant Shi’ism, funding proxies, and claiming a pseudo anti-imperialism position.

In other words, the Islamic Republic of Iran established itself firmly in Lebanon through Hezbollah, in Iraq by financing multiple militias, in Syria by supporting the Assad regime, and in Yemen through the Houthis.

However, effective asymmetric warfare is not enough for Iran to preserve its hegemony. Today, Iran is losing where it won the most: Lebanon and Iraq.

Read moreIran Crumbles as Iraq and Lebanon Rise Up

The Kurdish People Made a Deal With the Devil

the kurdish people kurdistan army
Ryan Lau | @ryanlau71r

The Kurdish people have been in a pickle for decades. As Turkey begins an assault against the stateless nation, the situation only appears to be worsening; many people across the globe have placed blame on President Trump for moving small numbers of troops away from the Kurdish region of Syria. But it’s far from the first time the United States has turned blind eye to their so-called ally in the Middle East, so why does Kurdistan continue to place faith in the Pentagon?

Read moreThe Kurdish People Made a Deal With the Devil

Watch Out for Iranian Imperialism in the Middle East

iranian army middle east imperialism hezbollah
Romy Haber | @romyjournalist

The world has taken a hypocritical stance on Iran. We ask what American drones are doing over 7,500 miles away from US territory on a regular basis. Yet, we fail to ask an equally important question: what are Iranian weapons doing in Lebanon, Yemen, Syria, Gaza, and Iraq? Why are we so quick to condemn American imperialism, but often disregard the hypocrisy of those who claim to fight it?

Iran’s complaints about American imperialism are a classic example of the pot calling the kettle black. They do so merely to legitimize their own interventions and to portray themselves as the hero fighting American exploitation and Zionism. In reality, Iran’s interests go further than that.

Read moreWatch Out for Iranian Imperialism in the Middle East

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard: A Stepping Stone For China

@szewc_daniel | Korwinizm

In late June, the United States army was prepared to strike back at the Islamic Republic of Iran after the Revolutionary Guard shot down an American drone. Minutes before the American retaliation, President Trump is said to have decided against an attack, after learning that as many as 150 people would potentially die as a direct.

But this weekends firefight is a completely different story. Hezbollah – whether provoked or not – is being unquestionably aggressive toward Israel, the U.S.’s main ally in the area, one with considerable support for Donald Trump himself. The Iranian revolutionary guard, most likely at least partly responsible for coordinating the attack, is known for supporting organizations such as Hezbollah in Lebanon, as well as the PMF in Iraq.

Read moreIran’s Revolutionary Guard: A Stepping Stone For China