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High stakes at the 5+1 Iran talks: The threat of a 'big war' that could involve Russia

High stakes at the 5+1  Iran talks: The threat of a 'big war' that could involve Russia

By Sheda Vasseghi On April 14, 2012, representatives from the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany (“5+1”) met with officials from the Islamic Republic of Iran in Istanbul to discuss its nuclear ambitions.  Discussions were preliminary and introductory, and expectations for the parties to come to any agreement were low. According to UK representative […]

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Iran's advance to it pre-Islamic roots could help 'Arab Spring' succeed in 2012

Iran's advance to it pre-Islamic roots could help 'Arab Spring' succeed in 2012

By Sheda Vasseghi The gap between the destinies of Iran and Arab countries continues to grow exponentially given the differences in their respective culture and history. Iran has been in a state of identity crisis since the Arab Muslim invasion some 1400 years ago, while the rise of Islam gave Arabs a sense of unity […]

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View from the streets of Syria: Assad’s days are numbered

View from the streets of Syria: Assad’s days are numbered

 By Farid Bakri Day by day, the Assad regime is drawing closer to collapse as the revolution sweeps the country. Out of that realization, the regime is intensifying its crackdown on the demonstrations. Unfortunately, only the Syrian regime seems to realize how fragile its standing is. If others did as well they would take the chance […]

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Leftist elites in the West and Islamists in the East agree on a new world order, the people be damned

Leftist elites in the West and Islamists in the East agree on a new world order, the people be damned

By Sheda Vasseghi   If one has ever wondered how the ancient peoples of the Middle East such as the Egyptians, the Syrians, and the Lebanese became lumped together as Arabs speaking a shared Arabic language while forgetting their own native tongue, one only needs to look at the current assault on Iran as a case […]

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Assad’s second speech, like the first, addresses his regime but not the Syrian people

Assad’s second speech, like the first, addresses his regime but not the Syrian people

   Syria Anonymous On April 27, President Bashar Assad for the second time since the crisis here began chose not to address the Syrian people directly.  In his first speech he actually addressed the Parliament, and in the second, the members of his new hand-picked cabinet. On both occasions, he was really only addressing his own base.  […]

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The Obama doctrine: Making the Middle East safe for jihadists

The Obama doctrine: Making the Middle East safe for jihadists

By Jeffrey T. Kuhner President Obama is presiding over the end of American dominance in the Middle East. Across the region, U.S. power is receding — and radical Islam is filling the void. Mr. Obama has betrayed our allies and emboldened our enemies. He is slowly helping make the Middle East safe for jihadists, thereby […]

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Rampaging pro-Assad gangs seen fueling full-scale revolution in Syria

Rampaging pro-Assad gangs seen fueling full-scale revolution in Syria

 Syria Anonymous Young armed gangs with close ties to the regime of Syrian Leader Bashar Assad roamed Sunday through the streets of the Syrian seaside city Latakia, barricading alleys and intimidating city residents in this country which is normally tightly-controlled.   While the Iranian Republican Guard is said to be deployed in Daraa, the Assad regime […]

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A glimpse into the geopolitical crystal ball for 2011

A glimpse into the geopolitical crystal ball for 2011

By John J. Metzler  It’s once again that time of year to consult the crystal ball and to try to peer into the future. In this case I’m peering into a cloudy snow globe which stresses meteorology over geopolitics, but here goes with some predictions to inform, advise, and muse over the international situation. War […]

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Overlooked WikiLeak: Iran uprising captured the imagination of Arab populations in the region

Overlooked WikiLeak: Iran uprising captured the imagination of Arab populations in the region

By Sheda Vasseghi Putting aside Wikileaks and its damaging consequences as well as the suspicious ability of a “nobody” to gain access to volumes of heavily guarded classified documents in a short period of time and live to tell about it, the leaked documents about Arab thought regarding the regime in Tehran is quite enlightening.  […]