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The Fantasy of an Iran-US Partnership

On January 7, 2015, in Articles, by admin

The Fantasy of an Iran-US Partnership By Seyed Mohammad Marandi Western pundits who blithely assert that the Islamic Republic of Iran can or will cooperate with the United States in Iraq against ISIL ignore a basic problem; how can the US be a serious partner in fighting a terrorist movement that Washington may have played […]

The Injustice of Zionism: the Case of Amer Jubran

On May 12, 2014, in Articles, by admin

The Injustice of Zionism: the Case of Amer Jubran By Richard Hugus Zionism is a system that chafes against the world. With its idea of a chosen people and its privileged control of states and institutions, where one whisper behind the scenes can outweigh the voice of millions, it offends us as an injustice. That injustice […]

The New York Times Declares the Peace Process Futile

On April 27, 2014, in Articles, by admin

New York Times Declares the Peace Process Futile by Lawrence Davidson   Part I In 1988 Yasser Arafat declared independence for Palestine based upon the notion of two states living in peace in historic Palestine. The border between those two states was to be set roughly at the armistice line established at the end of […]

Antagonising Iran: A strategic miscalculation?

On April 23, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Antagonising Iran: A strategic miscalculation? By Seyed Mohammad Marandi Even though it was a major exporter of crude oil and held some of the world’s largest natural gas reserves, Iran made a compelling case over half-a-century ago that it needed, almost immediately, to produce an additional 20,000 megawatts of electricity by constructing 23 nuclear power […]

Blessing in disguise: Ukraine may be the last straw

On March 4, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Blessing in disguise: Ukraine may be the last straw By Daniel Patrick Welch Could the rest of the world finally be tiring of endless US wars? Waterloo. Stalingrad. Egomaniacal imperialists think they can conquer the world. But they can’t–at least not forever. So maybe I’ve been looking at this all wrong. Well, not *all* wrong, […]

Whose Academic Freedom Are We Talking About?

On January 14, 2014, in Articles, by admin

Whose Academic Freedom Are We Talking About? by Lawrence Davidson Part I – An Inevitable Controversy The controversy that broke out over the American Studies Association’s December 2013 vote to adopt an academic boycott of Israel was inevitable. The ASA’s academic boycott is a just a part of a much larger effort – the boycott, […]

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 […]

Netanyahu and Iran: What Next?

On October 2, 2013, in Articles, by admin

Netanyahu and Iran: What Next? By Damian Lataan There is just one of two scenarios that can be deduced from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s obsessive stance on Iran: he either genuinely believes that Iran wants to build a nuclear weapon specifically to launch at Israel or he has some ulterior motive for wanting the […]

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The US and Israel’s “Obsession” with Iran—The Real Reasons

On October 2, 2013, in Articles, by admin

The US and Israel’s “Obsession” with Iran—The Real Reasons By Damian Lataan Article below originally published here 6 November 2011; image article originally published The Sydney Morning Herald – 5 August 1982* Actually, it’s not so much that the U.S. and Israel are seemingly ‘obsessed’ with Iran, but more that the neoconservative’s of the U.S. and Israel’s right-wing […]

The UN, Integrated Systems & American Intransigence To Accountability

On May 19, 2013, in Articles, by admin

The UN, Integrated Systems & American Intransigence To Accountability By Clive Hambidge Part 1 Integrated Systems In Wikipedia we find this, concerning an overview of the meaning ‘integrated systems’: “A system is an aggregation of subsystems cooperating so that the system is able to deliver the overarching functionality. System integration involves integrating existing often disparate […]