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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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The President Who Left without a Coup
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Finally, the general withdrew from power without his uniform to usher equations of the land of Pushtus into a new phase. It is certain that Islamabad will enter a new political phase after dismissal of Musharraf and assessment of changes should be postponed until future time due to internal complexities of Pakistan.
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A Deal Beyond Reach
Sunday, August 24, 2008
The US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit the Middle East next week in another attempt to breathe life into the already moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Rice has already visited the region 17 times in the past two years.
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Russian Military Intervention in South Ossetia: Different Perspectives
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Although the clashes in South Ossetia over the past few weeks have been halted following a heavy handed military intervention by Russia which led to a ceasefire and although the situation has apparently returned to normal, but the truth is that the incident that occurred in this strategic region would have consequences far beyond an all-out military attack, a troop pullback and certain arguments for and against the event.
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