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Impacts of Georgian War on Iran-Russia Relations
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The events in Georgia are taken as an attempt by Russia to prevent Georgia from further integration with the US and Europe. In the meantime, the Russian leaders, both under Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev, are well aware of the need for the country to maintain constructive cooperation with the US and Europe. They are not seeking to revive Cold War era confrontations. This is something Putin has already made clear.
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Iran, Trade Partners Stymie Sanctions
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The Washington Times recently reported that the United States’ sanctions on Iran’s oil and gas sectors have failed to achieve the desired result, noting that Russia and China continue to invest billions of dollars in Iran.
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Iran among Shanghai “Leader Group”
Monday, September 1, 2008
Ever since SCO inception seven years ago, the West, particularly the US, have been following its developments with concern, nevertheless, today they are more worried about a Moscow-Beijing-Tehran alliance. Following the big fight between Russia on the one hand and the US and NATO on the other in the Caucasus, theories regarding possible confrontations between the SCO leaders and NATO are becoming a reality for the US rival factions.
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198 Palestinians Out of 11000
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Israel on August 25th released 198 Palestinian prisoners out of some 11000 it holds in its jails. Among them were women and children.
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Positive Regionalism within Shanghai: Iran an Angle of Power Quadrangle in Asia
Sunday, August 31, 2008
After the outbreak of the cold war in Georgia and the mutinies in the former Soviet republics over the past several years, Russia is becoming more skeptical of the US presence in the region. With Iran and India joining China and Russia under the Shanghai Cooperation Organization it can help formation of a quadrangle in Asia.
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Imam Musa Sadr: A Symbol of Resistance and Vanguard of Interfaith Dialogue
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Exactly 30 years have passed since the kidnapping of Imam Musa Sadr, founder of the resistance movement against the Zionist regime and leader of the Shiites in Lebanon. Efforts to decide the fate of Imam Sadr have not produced any positive results so far.
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The Real Cost of the Convention
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Over 100 years ago a man called William Hanna said, "There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money, and I can't remember what the second one is."
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The “Benevolent” British Empire
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Throughout this past year, the daily political staple of the major U.S. and British governmental organs and their related establishments in the mainstream media has been the talks about the drastic security improvements in Iraq and the reduction of violence and in the number of attacks against the British and U.S. troops.
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Olympic and Politics
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Attention to soft aspects of power, especially sports, both in domestic and international systems, is more effective that attention to hard aspects of power like the military might as well as police and security control.
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Rainbow of Power Triangle in Pakistan Minus Musharraf
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Political analysts maintain that post-Musharraf Pakistan will experience new security, political, and economic developments. On the other hand, the choice of playmates by foreign sides in Pakistan after Musharraf is a new event which is set to play an effective role in the political equations of Pakistan.
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