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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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The Flip Side of US- Russia Relations
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Active ImageBiden’s visits to Tbilisi and Kiev should be considered within the framework of US – Russia relations in which Washington should create a balance between conflicting forces while pursuing a mixed policy of cooperation and rivalry with Moscow. Relations between Washington and Moscow are both moving ahead in direction of improvement, and are still riddled with many challenges.
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3 Missions, 4 Diplomats
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Active ImageUS Middle East envoy George Mitchell, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, National Security Advisor James L. Jones and  Special Middle East White House Adviser Dennis Ross are among President Barack Obama’s men who have traveled to the Middle East and have been engaged in negotiations since July 26th one after the other.
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Iran’s Nuclear Dossier: Challenges Ahead
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Active ImageConcurrent with the holding of the G-8 Summit a number of issues attracted the attention of political observers. The first issue was Israel’s growing threats on possibility of a military strike on Iran’s nuclear sites; and the second issue was Washington’s green light to the Zionist regime that the US would not oppose any Israeli action against Iran’s nuclear program.
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Hilary Clinton and American Foreign Policy
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Active ImageOn the whole, Hilary Clinton, as US Secretary of State, is now in a new position and has presented a clear framework for the US foreign policy in her July 15 address. The question, however, is will the Obama Administration be able to manage major international challenges by relying on his experienced foreign policy team?
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Israel’s New Settlements: The Story of a Critical Issue
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Active ImageBuilding Jewish settlements is of high importance both for the Israelis and Palestinians because it has long-term consequences. Experience has shown that if the Israelis or the Palestinians built settlement it would be very difficult to destroy them later or to banish their settlers. Therefore, building settlements means stabilization of Israel and, therefore, the Palestinians have been always concerned about the Jewish elements because they maintain that those areas would be practically occupied by Israel.
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