Gareth Porter is an American historian, author and journalist.
Gareth Porter was born on 18 June 1942, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Illinois, received a master's degree in international politics from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian politics from Cornell University. Dr. Porter taught international studies at City College of New York and American University. He was the first Academic Director for Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Washington Semester program at the American University.
Gareth Porter is known for his investigative work, and is a notorious policy analyst on the U.S. foreign and military policy.
Gareth Porter was a strong opponent of U.S. wars in Southeast Asia, and the Middle East, and was both a Vietnam specialist and an anti-war activist during the Vietnam War and was Co-Director of Indochina Resource Center in Washington.
Dr. Porter is the author of four books, including Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam (2005). He has written regularly for Inter Press Service on U.S. policy toward Iraq and Iran since. He has also written on the potential for diplomatic compromise to end or avoid wars in Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, Iraq and Iran.
Gareth Porter believes that the Israeli Mossad and the British intelligence are behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafic Hariri.
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