Articles by Robin Wright



U.S. to Call Elite Iran Army Unit Terrorists

  • 16 August 07
  • The Washington Post
WASHINGTON -- The United States has decided to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the country's 125,000-strong elite military branch, as a ""specially designated global terrorist,"" U.S. officials said -- a move that allows Washington to target the group's business operations and finances.

Cheney's Lonely War on Terror

  • 08 November 05
  • The Washington Post
Over the past year, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney has waged an intense and largely unpublicized campaign to stop Congress, the Pentagon and the State Department from imposing more restrictive rules on the handling of terrorist suspects, according to defense, state, intelligence and congressional officials.

U.S. Plans Uzbek Overture

  • 14 July 05
  • The Washington Post
The U.S. administration is preparing to issue a last-ditch warning to Uzbekistan through senior U.S. officials, possibly even President George W. Bush, that Tashkent must allow an international inquiry into the bloodiest unrest since that former Soviet republic gained independence -- or face the danger of unraveling politically like Ukraine, Georgia and Kyrgyzstan, according to U.S. and European officials.

U.S. Shifts From Uzbek Air Base

  • 16 June 05
  • The Washington Post
Confronted by new restrictions on use of a critical airbase in Uzbekistan, the U.S. military has shifted key operations out of the Central Asian republic, repositioning search and rescue planes in Afghanistan and routing heavy cargo flights through neighboring Kyrgyzstan, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Bush's Words to Putin Contradict His Agenda

  • 16 September 04
  • The Washington Post
On Sunday, U.S. President George W. Bush visited the Russian Embassy to pay his respects to the victims of last week's terrorist attack at the Beslan school and to express his admiration of President Vladimir Putin.

Iraqi Prime Minister Offers Cleric Amnesty

  • 06 July 04
  • The Washington Post
raqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said Sunday that he is negotiating an amnesty with militant Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and is prepared to offer the same deal to insurgents willing to surrender their arms and end the campaign against the new Iraqi government and U.S.-led multinational force.

Governing Council 'Inept,' U.S. Fed Up

  • 11 November 03
  • The Washington Post
Increasingly alarmed by the failure of Iraq's Governing Council to take decisive action, the Bush administration is developing possible alternatives to the council to ensure that the United States can turn over political power at the same time and pace that troops are withdrawn, according to senior U.S. officials here and in Baghdad.

Bin Laden Appears on Videotape

  • 12 September 03
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
Arabic satellite channel Al-Jazeera aired video- and audiotapes of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and his deputy Wednesday.

U.S., Iran Discuss Mutual Concerns

  • 14 May 03
  • LOS ANGELES TIMES
After almost a quarter-century of tension and deep distrust, the United States is now engaged in ""useful"" discussions with Iran over issues of mutual concern, according to senior officials in the U.S. administration.

Jerusalem Frustrates Agreement At Summit

Chance at Islam Union?

Turkey's Secular Threat

U.S. Hopeful Iran Elections Will Open Dialogue

U.S. Warns Russia on Iran Missiles

Saddam's Provocation Part of Game Plan

Iraq Invasion Presages Breakup of Kurdistan

U.S. Forced To Respond To Saddam Aggression

U.S. to See Struggle in Combating Terrorism

America's Forgotten Hostages

U.S., Iranians Settle Downed Plane Claims

Ailing Saudi King Shifts Power to Half-Brother

Analysts: Repression Bred Blast

Japan Cuts China Aid In Protest

Terrorism Arrives In Middle America

Defiant Iran Expanding Search for Arms, U.S. Says

Tokyo Attack: The First of Many?

Iraqi Cover-Ups Disclosed by UN

Economic Crisis Looms for Iran

Clinton Slates a Risky Stop in Syria

Boxing Saddam: U.S. Weighs Options