Iran and the West, new escalation

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The situation with Iran is changing and growing more complex before our very eyes.A confluence of events happened in the last few days and the situation must be reassessed accordingly. Read more…

When the Arabs lose initiative

In CategoryMiddle East Politics
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After the shocking bombing of the finance and foreign ministries on August 19, the Iraqi government immediately scrambled for an answer to the deadliest bombing to hit Iraq in almost 18 months. Many inside the country pointed to lax security and said it was far too easy for the attackers to drive an explosive-laden truck through Baghdad. Read more…

Is it fear of diplomacy?

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When President Barack Obama first made it clear that he wanted to engage Iran in dialogue without preconditions, it sent shockwaves through conservative circles in the United States, fuelling criticism and having him labelled, by his critics, as naïve and inexperienced. But did these words actually have an effect in Iran?

Some have begun to float the idea that they did, and were actually a contributing factor to the internal strife and crisis that came to pass on June 12 in Iran. Read more…