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Iran-Iraq Ties Show US the Way
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Tehran's enormous influence in Iraq is there to stay, given Iran's proximity and religious and historical connections, highlighted by President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's recent visit. This leaves the US with little choice but to adjust its anti-Iran policy to accommodate Iran's regional clout.
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Operation Merlin II
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Iran's Ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh was right to "forcefully" warn other Board Members "not to go down this path," since most of the allegations involved activities "not directly of a nuclear nature" and were, therefore "outside the mandate of the IAEA."
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Patience Is the Best Iran Policy
Sunday, March 9, 2008
The next president of the United States must have both the courage and the leadership to forge a new policy direction with Iran, and the patience and fortitude to allow such a policy to bear fruit.
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The Politics of Non-Proliferation
Sunday, March 9, 2008
If there was a time when Iranian analysts and decision makers would question the benefits of continuing to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency, it would be now. The IAEA has allowed systematic US intervention in Iran's nuclear file paving the way to a third round of sanctions against Iran's nuclear programme.
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The Ramifications of Ahmadinejad’s Visit to Iraq
Sunday, March 9, 2008
The visit to Iraq on March 2 and 3 by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad highlights the profound impact of the US invasion on political relations throughout the region. The US occupation of the country has unleashed processes that the American ruling elite did not foresee and does not welcome.
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The U.N. is Escalating the Iran Nuclear Crisis
Sunday, March 9, 2008
If the Security Council were truly concerned about Iran’s nuclear programme, it would have lifted sanctions in the light of the IAEA’s latest report and thereby secured Iranian adherence to the Additional Protocol.
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America’s Moral Deficit
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
The next president of the United States should recognize the necessity of reducing tensions with Tehran through dialog, but restoring America's own appalling human rights record will go a long way in redeeming the credibility and the moral authority it so desperately needs to make diplomacy work with Iran or any other nation.
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Iran’s Regional Revolution
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
The visit by Iran’s president to Iraq, while symbolic of improving neighborly relations, could also signal a surge in clout for long-isolated Tehran.
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Laptop of Mass Destruction
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
The day after the International Atomic Energy Agency issued its latest report card on Iran’s nuclear program, the New York Times headlined its story: “Nuclear Agency Says Iran Has Used New Technology.” The IAEA, David Sanger explained, had presented Iran with evidence that it was conducting experiments in manufacturing nuclear weapons.
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Let's Talk About Bombs
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Given Iran's extended period of violating its nuclear safeguards agreement, says US award-winning Bunn, many countries will probably not accept Tehran's claim that all of the information that suggests weaponization activities is fabricated and baseless. Nevertheless, there is still room to negotiate, he tells Kaveh Afrasiabi.
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