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Vacuum of a Strategy
Monday, June 1, 2009
Active ImageFor some days now the pivotal point of discussions among regional diplomats is the upcoming tour of US President Barack Obama to Cairo and Riyadh during which he is expected to outline America’s mode of interaction with Islamic states.
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Cooperation Triangle versus Talibanism
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Active ImageIn the midst of the fighting between the Pakistani Army and the Taliban insurgents, Tehran played host to the presidents of its eastern neighbors, namely Pakistan and Afghanistan. 
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Fearmongering and US Foreign Policy: Interest, Industry, Orientation
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Active ImageThe fear industry put Iran into its agenda in the last year of the Bush administration and made hype against war on Iran. The coming to office of Barack Obama dealt a blow on those involved in the fear industry. This, however, did not mean the end of their activity. After initial withdrawal, the people and institutions, whose economic life as well as political and social identity depend on the flourishing of the fear industry, are trying to reinstate the old fears which had not been used.
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Obama Unable to Open Dimona’s Doors
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Active ImageHopes are growing over reopening the closed doors of Israeli nuclear arsenal. After keeping silent for nearly five decades, the US and Western powers for the first time have admitted to include the Zionist regime in the process of controlling nuclear weapons.
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The Rhetoric of Existential Threat
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Active ImageFaced with mounting international pressure for a peaceful settlement in Palestine, the Israeli leaders are stepping up the talk of an "existential threat" to the country. They point to Iran and its nuclear program as the source of the threat. But a closer study of the problems that Israel is facing now reveals that the existential threat to Israel comes not from Iran and its nuclear program but rather from a crisis of identity in Israel and from its persistence on an intransigent foreign policy that dates back to the Cold War era.
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Iran’s Nuclear Program: An Opportunity for Dialogue
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Active ImageWhile the United States only regards the challenges posed by Iran’s nuclear issue, one very important issue must not be ignored and that is how has the course of Iran's nuclear talks revealed the potentials of employing diplomacy for both sides, a reality which provided the grounds for Iran-U.S. détente.
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NPT: A Treaty in Decline
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Active ImageMohamed ElBaradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has indicated his despair about future outlooks of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) because major nuclear-weapon states have failed to take basic steps toward disarmament. Quoting the Guardian, IRNA reported ElBaradei as saying that the current NPT regime is rendered ineffective for restricting proliferation of nuclear weapons.
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Negotiations Overshadowed by Distrust
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Active ImagePossible negotiations between Iran and the United States has been a hot topic for political and media circles in recent days. The question is will different viewpoints on both sides make way for any form of coherent negotiation?
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US Changes Middle East Strategy
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Active ImageIt seems that Obama is not unwilling to reengineer US foreign policy and even to seek change in a critical issue like the Middle East peace. To show the extent of his difference with his predecessor, George W. Bush, on the Arab world, his first interview after arrival at the White House was arranged with al-Arabiya.
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Middle East: The Difficult Test of Hope in Obama!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Active ImageWith the coming to power of Obama the crisis-riddled Middle East region had just one expectation from the American president: “Materialization and application of rationality in the US foreign policy in the region.”
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