Written by Emily B. Landau and Ephraim Asculai
On June 9, 2010, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 1929, imposing a fourth round of sanctions on Iran. Twelve members of the Security Council voted in favor; Brazil and Turkey, as expected, opposed the decision; and Lebanon abstained. In the words of the resolution, the Security Council ...
Written by TMLC
Thomas More law Center Calls Proposal to Establish New Medal for "Courageous Restraint" A Dangerous Idea
ANN ARBOR, MI -A British proposal to grant medals for "Courageous Restraint" to troops in Afghanistan who avoid the use of deadly force at a risk to themselves is making the rounds in NATO. No ...
Written by Barry Rubin
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 ...
Written by Emily B. Landau
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 ...
Written by Memri.org
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.
Written by Faithfreedom.org 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 ...
Written by Victor Comras
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 ...
Written by Peter Zeihan
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 ...
Written by Yoel Guzansky
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."