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New war cabinet: Hagel and Kerry will give Obama clout with the generals

New war cabinet: Hagel and Kerry will give Obama clout with the generals

By Brian M Downing President Obama has nominated a pair of new cabinet secretaries in his foreign policy team, John Kerry for the State Department and Chuck Hagel for the Defense Department. They are both reasonably well respected in congress, where both served, and they are both decorated veterans of the Vietnam War. They have […]

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A closer look at Netanyahu's UN speech

A closer look at Netanyahu's UN speech

By Ed Koch On Sept. 27, 2012, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel delivered a speech to the United Nations. That speech is well worth reading, if someone is interested in world events and, in particular, a discussion of why it is a matter of life and death whether Iran is able to develop nuclear […]

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Iran and its neighbors: Caught in a strategic trap of their own making

Iran and its neighbors: Caught in a strategic trap of their own making

By Dr. Assad Homayoun and Gregory Copley, Editor, GIS/Defense &  Foreign Affairs. Iran, no less than the European Union or the United States of America, faces a series of problems which place it at a critical strategic junction. It now faces urgent challenges, the response to which will determine its viability — even its survival […]

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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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State of the Iran-Israel showdown, geopolitically speaking

State of the Iran-Israel showdown, geopolitically speaking

Gregory Copley, Global Information System Global security concerns continued,in early April 2012, to be geared around the possibility of armed conflict between Iran and Israel, an issue hedged by a range of other conflicts and issues. The actual prospect of such a conflict, however, remained extremely low, for a variety of reasons, despite the near […]

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Netanyahu's gift to Obama jeopardized the 2800-year-old bond between two peoples

Netanyahu's gift to Obama jeopardized the 2800-year-old bond between two peoples

By Sheda Vasseghi During their most recent meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave President Barack Obama a copy of the Book of Esther as a symbol of his fears for Israel if the Islamic Republic of Iran becomes nuclear. While this gesture effectively telegraphed to the American public the message he wanted to deliver them, it […]

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Netanyahu praises commandos who raided flotilla

Netanyahu praises commandos who raided flotilla

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks on Oct. 26 with Israeli naval commandos who participated in a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla last May. /AP/Dan Balilty ATLIT, Israel – Israel’s leader praised on Tuesday the naval commandos who participated in a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla last May that drew international condemnation. Prime […]

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Koch: 'I am a believer' in the reality of Middle East peace

By Ed Koch Everyone who is commenting on the new peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians seems to give the talks their blessing and hope for a successful outcome – everyone except the Islamic terrorists in Gaza and elsewhere and their sponsor, Iran. Just about all the pundits say they basically know what the […]