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Spotlight on Iran Update, December 27,2010

Spotlight on Iran Update, December  27,2010

News on Iran for the week of December 16-23, 2010.

Hightlights of the Week

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Hizbullah's Throne of Bayonets

Hizbullah's Throne of Bayonets

It is obvious that given the true balance of power in Lebanon, the special tribunal investigating the murder of former prime minister Rafik Hariri is largely a virtual exercise. As Michael Young pointed out in a column in the Beirut Daily Star this week, tribunal prosecutor Daniel Bellemare is ...

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Europe: The New Plan

Europe: The New Plan

Europe is on the cusp of change. An EU heads-of-state summit Dec. 16 launched a process aimed to save the common European currency. If successful, this process would be the most significant step toward creating a singular European power since the creation of the European Union itself in 1992— that ...

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Latin America Picks Palestine

Latin America Picks Palestine

Over the last two weeks, emerging global powers Brazil and Argentina have both given diplomatic recognition to the state of Palestine, existing within the 1967 borders and with a capital city in Jerusalem. This understandably annoyed [1]the Israelis, who have been struggling to reach a peace ...

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From Union to Occupation: Armenian Genocide Resolution H. Res. 252

The Armenian Genocide Resolution and the Threat of Turkey

Breaking News : (New York) Cypriot Americans Call for Full U.S. House Vote to Immediately Pass the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H. Res. 252

The Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) spokesman Nikolaos Taneris issued the following ...

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Taking Stock of WikiLeaks

Taking Stock of WikiLeaks

Julian Assange has declared that geopolitics will be separated into pre-“Cablegate” and post-“Cablegate” eras. That was a bold claim. However, given the intense interest that the leaks produced, it is a claim that ought to be carefully considered. Several weeks have passed since the first of the ...

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The Self-Defense of Middle Eastern Conservative Regimes, and Israel's Role

INSS Insight No. 228

Although there is no direct link between them, both the recent elections in Jordan and Egypt and the WikiLeaks publications are instructive regarding the determination of conservative regimes in the Middle East to defend themselves and enhance their survivability.

The Royal ...

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Geopolitical Journey, Part 7: Poland

Geopolitical Journey, Part 7: Poland

To understand Poland, you must understand Frederic Chopin. First listen to his Polonaise and then to his Revolutionary Etude. They are about hope, despair and rage. In the Polonaise, you hear the most extraordinary distillation of a nation’s existence. In the Revolutionary Etude, written in the ...

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Could China’s Instability Threaten America?

Could China’s Instability Threaten America?

China’s double-digit economic growth over the past thirty years has been breathtaking. Growth has limits, however, and China may soon be reaching them. With worldwide recession, and inflation coming to the yuan, a slowdown in China’s growth is increasing probable. If China experiences any let up in ...

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