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NATO’s New Strategy in Afghanistan
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Active ImageThe new strategy announced by the American and European officials has chosen “war on terror and establishment of security” and “political effort combined with economic progress” as its axial mottos. It seems that parts of the West’s new strategy in Afghanistan conform to Iran’s policies in that country and will be welcomed by Tehran.
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Obama, Tehran and Tel Aviv
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Active ImageIsrael’s policies have prevented civil movements to prosper and only foster totalitarian tendencies throughout the region. Since Israel considers its security to be synonymous with physical annihilation of neighboring countries, it has made a correlation between security of neighboring countries and insecurity on its soil. If Israel has met its neighbors with missiles and air attacks, Iran has given shelter to homeless people in wars throughout its history.
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Developments in Fatah and Their Impact on Hamas
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Active ImageNew developments in Fatah were triggered in its sixth annual conference, which was held after a 20-year interregnum, in Bethlehem, West Bank, on August 4, 2008. Reelection of Abu Mazen as chairman of Fatah, formulation of a political document which has introduced Beit-ol-Moqaddas as an indispensable component of Palestine, efforts made to resolve internal conflicts, negotiations with Hamas, emphasis on resistance against the Zionist regime and admitting to Fatah’s mistake in complying with the peace process were major topics discussed in the annual conference.
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Iran-Arab Diplomacy and Insulting Iranian Hajj Pilgrims
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Active ImageRelations between Iran and Arab countries have been cold in recent months and this has left its mark on all aspects of bilateral relations. Those Arab countries which attract more Iranian pilgrims and tourists have been handling Iranians in an insulting manner.
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G8 and Iran: Bolstering G8 by Inclusion of Emerging New Powers
Monday, August 17, 2009
Active ImageThe recent proposition in the Group of Eight (G8) for its expansion and inclusion of five new emerging powers in the Group could be interpreted as a new approach by the G8 to international politics. This might have some implications for future relations of the G8 with other rising powers like Iran, especially given its nuclear program that has been a point of contention for some time.
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Who are Ahmadinejad's Cabinet Nominees?
Monday, August 17, 2009
Active ImageMahmoud Ahmadinejad has so far identified six of the ministers he intends to nominate for his new cabinet. He has been criticized by pro-government Principlists for not seeking Parliament consultation in selecting his ministers. He was also criticized by some during his first term in office for frequently reshuffling the cabinet and for utilizing ministers who lacked experience. He sacked 10 ministers and two central bank directors during his first tenure.
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Ahmadinejad to Present Cabinet
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Active ImageMr. Ahmadinejad will soon have to make another selection of forming a cabinet and submitting his suggestions for parliamentary approval. He was criticized during his first tenure for frequently reshuffling the cabinet, sacking 10 ministers and two central bank chiefs and retaining inexperienced ministers.
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Confrontation of Two Allies
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Active ImageWhile Israel does not recognize an independent Palestinian entity and considers lands occupied in 1967 including Eastern Jerusalem and Golan Heights, part and parcel of Israeli territory, the United States is clearly supporting a Palestinian state and means to solve problems between Israel and Syria, including the disputes over the Golan Heights.
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Who Is Final Winner in Kyrgyzstan: US or Russia?
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Active ImageAccording to the new strategy, the Russians hope that through cooperation with the United States in its war in Afghanistan, they would reduce distrust between Moscow and Washington, on the one hand, while ending US monopoly on the fight against terror which has provided it with a good ground for pursuing unilateral international policies, on the other hand.
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Closing Down Camp Ashraf, a Good Bargaining Chip
Monday, August 3, 2009
Active ImageAfter Obama was elected president and his emphasis on giving up the regime change strategy for Iran in favor of direct talks, it seems that the United States is also changing policies toward this group and is trying to curry favor with Iran by cutting support for the MKO.
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