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Ahmadinejad Unveils His Grand Strategy: A Nuclear Defensive Umbrella for Aggression

Ahmadinejad Unveils His Grand Strategy: A Nuclear Defensive Umbrella for Aggression

Whatever you think of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad he is not a stupid man. And he's also not acting like an intimidated one. During the latest UN meeting on nuclear issues, when the new International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)director-general urged Iran to "clarify" its activities, the ...

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2010 NPT RevCon: Opening Bids and Conflicting Agendas

2010 NPT RevCon: Opening Bids and Conflicting Agendas

Institute for National Security Studies

Insight No. 180

Judging by the initial dynamics, the stakes of the 2010 NPT Review Conference (RevCon) that began on May 3 are high.

The basic positions of the different parties remain very much as they were at the last RevCon, held in 2005: the US wants to ...

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Syrian Daily: Why Shouldn't the Arabs Have Nuclear Weapons?

Syrian Daily: Why Shouldn't the Arabs Have Nuclear Weapons?

In an article in the Syrian daily Al-Watan, which is close to the Syrian regime, the paper's editor, Waddah 'Abd Rabbo, wondered why the Arab countries and Iran should not obtain nuclear weapons as deterrence against Israel.

It should be noted that officially, Syria is not striving to obtain ...

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An Interview with Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar is running for Congress in Tennessee. Here is his website, Kumar For Congress. Vijay, who was born in India and is now a citizen of the United States, is a good friend and ally and a superb political analyst. Here is an interview with him at Ali Sina's FaithFreedom website. Please read ...

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European Court Okays Payments to Spouses of Designated Terrorists

There is an interesting new twist to the Security Council proscription against providing financial assets to or for the benefit of designated Al Qaeda and Taliban members. The European Court of Justice has just overturned a long held UK government practice of withholding payment of social security ...

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Three Points of View: The United States, Pakistan and India

Three Points of View: The United States, Pakistan and India

In recent weeks, STRATFOR has explored how the U.S. government has been seeing its interests in the Middle East and South Asia shift. When it comes down to it, the United States is interested in stability at the highest level - a sort of cold equilibrium among the region's major players that ...

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The Saudi Nuclear Option

The Saudi Nuclear Option

On the basis of a memo written by the US Secretary of Defense, the New York Times reported recently that "the United States does not have an effective long-range policy for dealing with Iran's steady progress toward nuclear capability."

On the same day, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia issued a royal ...

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Pakistan's Nukes and the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS)

Pakistan's Nukes and the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS)

Editorials in Pakistani Media on Nuclear Security Summit: 'It is Significant That None of the 47 Countries Represented... Raised Any Concern over Pakistan's Nukes'; 'Obama Has So Far Achieved None of His Nuclear Disarmament... Goals - And We Need to Ensure that His Only 'Success' Does Not Come at ...

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Russia: Between Terrorism and Foreign Policy

INSS Insight No. 174

Recent events in Russia - Islamic terrorist attacks on the one hand and the blunt message to Hamas demanding an end to the rocket fire on the other - are indicative of a Russian dilemma, reflected in its ambivalent policy on international terrorism.

The latest terrorist ...

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