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The Illegitimacy of Striking Iran
Sunday, February 17, 2008
During President Bush's recent visit to the Middle East, including to Egypt, questions were raised as to whether there is a hidden American agenda of striking Iran over its nuclear programme in the upcoming months. Bush's famous dance with Arab kings and princes while holding an Arab sword did little to assuage those fears. But while some seem focussed only on the "if" and "when", it must be remembered that there is also a question of legitimacy, despite the cover allegedly provided by the "war on terror".
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Iran Eyes the China Card
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
China’s presence in Iran and the Middle East might be a potential threat for the United States given its current regional policies — but it is an opportunity for emerging nations like Iran.
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Iran Shakes Pillars of Nuclear Accord
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
The standoff over Iran's nuclear capabilities continues to raise awkward questions about the efficacy of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the justification for sanctions on Tehran. At the same time, the US could have to revise its approach to Iran's nuclear dossier because the "coercive" course isn't getting anywhere.
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INDIA: Paying a Price for Launching Israeli Spy Satellite
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
India's traditionally friendly relations with Iran have come under unprecedented strain because of the launching of an Israeli spy satellite by an Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) rocket a fortnight ago.
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US-Russia Nuclear Deal Upstages Iran
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
A cartel is in the making in the highly lucrative nuclear fuel trade and Washington and Moscow are getting in on the ground floor. But US-Russia trade is never about money alone. Washington is all for Russia's proposed uranium-enrichment centers, but only if it stops nuclear operations in Iran. Tehran, on the sidelines, is seething.
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Accept Iran's Regional Role, Says French Envoy
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
In a sharp departure from U.S. policy, a leading French diplomat has called on the international coalition sponsoring U.N. sanctions against Iran to support a larger Iranian role in the Middle East.
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Iran Tries to Make Up Lost Ground
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Iran, in reaching out to its neighbors, such as Oman, while lambasting France over its proposed military base in the United Arab Emirates, is trying to assert itself in the face of the United States' long-term presence in its region. This US incursion far outweighs the gains Tehran made from the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the demise of the Ba'athists in Iraq.
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Iranian-Americans favor US-Iran Diplomacy, Berkeley Poll Shows
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Iranian Americans overwhelmingly support dialogue and diplomacy between the United States and Iran, a scientific poll conducted by the University of California Berkeley shows. Support for military strikes against Iran is minimal in the community. This stands in stark contrast to sentiments in the Iraqi-American community, who tended to support the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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Security Council Loses Credibility Over Iran, Israel
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
The 15-member U.N. Security Council (UNSC) is set to lose its credibility once again as it prepares to impose a third set of sanctions on Iran while failing to pass any strictures on Israel for its continued heavy-handed repression of Palestinians in Gaza.
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Bush Offers Another Year of the Same
Saturday, February 2, 2008
With just less than one year left in his presidency, George W. Bush remains as focused as ever on the Middle East and Iraq and appears reluctant to take on any major new foreign policy challenges in the time that he remains in power.
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