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Iran’s Attempted Rapprochement with Egypt: Implications for Sunni-Shiite Relations

Iran’s Attempted Rapprochement with Egypt: Implications for Sunni-Shiite Relations

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China Tests Japanese and U.S. Patience

China Tests Japanese and U.S. Patience

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned Beijing that Tokyo is losing patience with China's assertive maritime behavior in the East and South China seas, suggesting China consider the economic and military consequences of its actions. His warning followed similar statements from Washington ...

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The Muslim Contradiction Part 4

The Muslim Contradiction Part 4

Recommend our readers read previous Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

The expectation of Shiite Muslims for the return of the 12th imam can, as we saw in the attack on the great mosque in Mecca on November 20th 1979 (see the previous issue of Dispatch International), make Shiites take on an almost ...

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United States and Israel: A Shared Strategy for the Challenges of the Middle East

 United States and Israel:  A Shared Strategy for the Challenges of the Middle East

Background

President Obama's upcoming visit to Israel, along with the formation of a new Israeli government, is an opportunity for the United States and Israel to formulate a joint strategy toward the challenges of the Middle East. The two countries view the main trends in the region with concern: ...

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The US and Iran: Pre-Negotiation Maneuvering

The US and Iran: Pre-Negotiation Maneuvering

The United States and Iran are exchanging tough messages on possible negotiations towards a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear weapons crisis. Both sides are presenting conditions for direct negotiations, which would be the first of their kind. In international relations theory this ...

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Iran Should prefer Syria to the Khuzestan Region

Iran Should prefer Syria to the Khuzestan Region

"Iran has to prefer Syria to the Khuzestan region": Ammar Headquarters chief's announcement draws angry reactions

Hojjat-ol-Eslam Mehdi Ta'eb, chief of the Ammar Headquarters, a think tank affiliated with the radical right wing of the conservative camp, has announced that Iran needs to give more ...

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Hellfire, Morality and Strategy

Hellfire, Morality and Strategy

Airstrikes by unmanned aerial vehicles have become a matter of serious dispute lately. The controversy focuses on the United States, which has the biggest fleet of these weapons and which employs them more frequently than any other country. On one side of this dispute are those who regard them ...

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Russian Deployment of Missile Defenses

Russian Deployment of Missile Defenses

Hidden in Plain Sight

The U.S. system is not being designed against a sophisticated missile threat, such as that posed by Russia, while the Russian system is clearly designed to defend against the United States.

Despite its incessant propaganda against U.S. ballistic missile defense efforts, Russia ...

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The Elections in Jordan: People Want Evolution, Not Revolution

The Elections in Jordan: People Want Evolution, Not Revolution

Jordanian Discourse on the Social Networks

On January 23, 2013 elections were held for the seventeenth Jordanian parliament, and some 1,475 candidates competed for 150 parliamentary seats. Of a total population of 6.2 million, 3.3 million Jordanians are eligible to vote, and of these, 2.3 million ...

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