ISIL, US intervention and the rise of the Iranian model

On October 6, 2014, in Articles, by admin

ISIL, US intervention and the rise of the Iranian model By Seyed Mohammad Marandi Western media coverage of Islam and the “Middle East” regularly dismisses any possibility of meaningful participatory politics outside the frame of western liberal democracy. When the West faces a challenge such as that posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

A Victory for Diplomacy – An Analysis

On December 3, 2013, in Articles, by admin

A Victory for Diplomacy – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson Part I – The Diplomatic Deal with Iran   By now most readers know that the five permanent member nations of the UN Security Council – the United States, China, France, Russia and the United Kingdom – plus Germany,  (referred to as the P5+1) have […]

The elephants in the room: Israel’s weapons of mass destruction

On November 19, 2013, in Articles, by admin

The elephants in the room: Israel’s weapons of mass destruction By David Morrison   Israel is not a party to the Chemical Weapons Convention.  It signed the Convention in 1993 when it opened for signature, but it has never ratified it. Now that Syria has become a party to the Convention, Israel is one of only 6 states in the world […]

Zionism versus Diplomacy and Peace – An Analysis

On October 6, 2013, in Articles, by admin

Zionism versus Diplomacy and Peace – An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson   Part I – Moderate Iran Iran’s new and more moderate President Hassan Rouhani came to the United Nations at the end of September. Amidst numerous interviews and diplomatic discussions, his message was clear: no, Iran will not give up its legal right to enrich […]

Intelligence services agree: Iran is not trying to develop a nuclear weapon

On January 24, 2012, in Articles, by admin

Intelligence services agree: Iran is not trying to develop a nuclear weapon   By David Morrison    Asked about Iran’s nuclear programme on Face the Nation on CBS on 8 January 2012, US Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, replied: “Are they [the Iranians] trying to develop a nuclear weapon?  No.” [1] Viewers whose opinions on Iran’s […]