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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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Ajax Aftermath
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Are we still feeling the effects of Operation Ajax - the code name of a covert Anglo/American operation in Iran to re-instate an ousted monarch? What are the results? Should we still cope with the aftermath?
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Friendships and Conflicts in Pakistan
Saturday, August 23, 2008
It is quite likely that now that Musharraf has resigned, some people may think that the era of involvement of generals in politics has ended and Pakistani politicians will not have to follow the orders of military leaders any longer. But, the realities of Pakistani society reveal that resignation of Musharraf will not have that much an impact on reducing the might of the army or improving the position of political parties.
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Russia, Syria Complement Each Other in Security Areas
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Syrian President Beshar al-Assad’s meeting with Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev showed that Moscow has been forced to review its Middle East policy following events in the Caucasus, especially, in South Ossetia, and NATO’s attempts to encircle Russia.
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The Syrian Diplomacy
Saturday, August 23, 2008
The situation of Syria is different from other Arab states of the region due to geopolitical and geoeconomic status of the country. The country has been a vanguard of campaign against Israel and with the border lines it has with Israel, it has always taken anti-Israeli stances among Muslims and Arabs.
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Where Do Iran and Israel Stand in Russia-Georgia War?
Monday, August 18, 2008
The limited war between Russia and Georgia last week was analyzed by experts from various dimensions. Besides internal potentials for triggering such clashes, generally this war was regarded as an approach by NATO to Russian borders and the reaction of the Russians to this development. Attempt has been made in this article to deal with a point which has received little attention, namely the role of the Zionist regime in the regional developments and conflicts which is not something new but explains the philosophy behind existence of this regime.
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