Gareth Porter, author of Manufactured Crisis: The Secret History of the Iranian Nuclear Scare, is an investigative journalist, historian, author, and policy analyst on U.S. foreign and military policy. He was active as a Vietnam specialist and anti-war activist during the Vietnam War, serving as Saigon Bureau Chief for Dispatch News Service International from 1970-1971, and later, as co-director of the Indochina Resource Center, an antiwar research and education organization based in Washington, D.C.
About Gareth Porter
Porter received his master’s degree in International Politics from the University of Chicago and his PhD in South-East Asian Studies from Cornell University. He has taught international studies at the City College of New York and American University, and he was the first Academic Director for Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Washington Semester program at American University.
Porter has written four books, including Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam (University of California Press, 2005), a widely lauded analysis of how and why the United States went to war in Vietnam. His writing has been published in Al-Jazeera English, The Nation, Inter Press Service, the Huffington Post, and Truthout. He was the 2012 winner of the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, an award given by the London-based Martha Gellhorn Turst to recognize reporting that exposes propaganda.
Since 2006, Porter has been investigating allegations made by the U.S. and Israel about Iran’s nuclear program. In Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iranian Nuclear Scare, he debunks myths that have been spread by these governments and reveals the campaign of disinformation at the heart of the “Iranian Nuclear Scare.”
Videos of Gareth Porter
Gareth Portern speaks on “The push for war on Iran,” at The national Press Club.