Foreign Correspondent: Trump Blinks, but the Iran Conflict Continues


Trump’s decision to de-escalate will save lives in the short run, but his actions have alienated tens of millions of people in Iraq and Iran. https://progressive.org/dispatches/foreign-correspondent-trump-blinks-but-the-iran-conflict-conflict-continues-erlich-200110/ by Reese Erlich January 10, 2020 Trump blinked. After threatening to bomb military and cultural sites in Iran, President Donald Trump has apparently backed down on further escalation in … Continue reading

What’s really going on with the US and Iran?


Q&A with Reese Erlich at the beginning of the 2020 crisis What’s really going on with the US and Iran? Reese Erlich, who has reported from the region for 20 years, sorts out the impact of Trump’s drone attack that killed a popular Iranian general. By Reese Erlich – January 3, 2020 On Jan. 2 … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq?


Once again, people in the Middle East want democratic reforms and an end to corruption and foreign domination By Reese Erlich 48 Hills, November 16, 2019 Foreign Correspondent: A New Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Lebanese have been demonstrating in the streets against corruption and for democratic rights. … Continue reading

Foreign Correspondent: What 15 years of war has wrought — angry Iraqis


A fortune in military spending. Years of bad policy. And now the Iraqis hate the US By Reese Erlich 48Hills.org August 23, 2018 https://48hills.org/2018/08/what-15-years-of-war-has-brought-us-angry-iraqis/ Militant protests continue in the oil rich city of Basra despite a harsh government crackdown. Thousands of Iraqis are demanding jobs, restoration of basic utility services and an end to government … Continue reading

Reese interview in American Herald Tribune


Mohsen Abdelmoumen: What is your analysis of the American withdrawal of the Iranian nuclear agreement? Reese Erlich: The US has been violating the agreement for some time by pressuring other countries not to do business with Iran. It started under Obama and intensified under Trump. Trump’s decision to reimpose harsh sanctions sends a message around … Continue reading

Al Jazeera America: New Iraq War is Doomed


After years of lies and senseless military conflict, we must oppose US escalation in Iraq December 30, 2014 2:00AM ET by Reese Erlich @ReeseErlich   The latest iteration of the Iraq War is already starting to escalate. The day after Christmas, U.S. forces and its allies hit the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant … Continue reading