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Iran: New Year, Same Old Problems

Iran: New Year, Same Old Problems

As Iranians celebrate Nowruz, their New Year, they wake up to the same old problems. A truly new Iranian year would be one without the Clerical Regime.

The Palestinian Territories and The (Self)legitimizazion of the Settlements

The Palestinian Territories and The (Self)legitimizazion of the Settlements

It is often claimed that Article 80 of the UN Charter preserves Israel’s right to establish settlements. This problematic approach requires a better public understanding.

Interview – Noam Chomsky

Interview – Noam Chomsky

In this interview, Professor Noam Chomsky discusses the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, Iran, Israel-Palestine, the Syrian crisis, and his recent debate with Zizek.

Winners and Losers in the Syrian Civil War

Winners and Losers in the Syrian Civil War

The Syrian civil war has shaken up the political and strategic environment of the Middle East region, with all outcomes likely to bring political and economic uncertainties.

Ariel Sharon: Tactical Brilliance, Strategic Disaster

Ariel Sharon: Tactical Brilliance, Strategic Disaster

Sharon was a man of huge appetites, whose objectives were never modest. His actions usually produced damaging, unintended strategic consequences that made the problems he was trying to solve seem minor.

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt and Israel

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt and Israel

Morsi’s single year in power brought more changes in relations between Israel and Egypt than the many years of his predecessors, Presidents Mubarak, Sadat and Nasser.

The Iran Nuclear Deal – A Preliminary Analysis

The Iran Nuclear Deal – A Preliminary Analysis

The recent interim agreement between Iran and the P5+1 raises interesting implications for regional peace and stability in the Middle East, particularly in relation to Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Review – Eichmann in Jerusalem

Review – Eichmann in Jerusalem

One of the questions raised by Arendt about former Nazi officials during their trials- are they criminals or war combatants?- is relevant for discussions today about the use of drones.

Towards a Pluralistic Nuclear Middle East

Towards a Pluralistic Nuclear Middle East

The imperatives for nuclear proliferation in the Middle East are deeply rooted in the historical-structural dynamics and strategic compulsions of the Iranians, the Israelis, and the Arab states. Given the right context, proliferation can bring stability.

The Loaded Discourse of Gun Control in Israel

The Loaded Discourse of Gun Control in Israel

Until the debate addresses the structural bases of violence in Israel and the role of military service within it, the myth of a safe proliferation of weapons will continue.

Emotions in International Relations

Emotions in International Relations

The main theoretical approaches to IR have all built on emotional states: realists emphasize fear, institutionalists trust, Marxists greed, constructivists affect. But only recently have scholars sought to explore the effects of emotional states.

Iran, the Arab Street and Avoiding a Military Strike

Iran, the Arab Street and Avoiding a Military Strike

Iran’s influence on the Arab world is waning. The regime faces increasing domestic and international pressures, and is looking for a game changer. This is why a military strike on Iran must be avoided.

Global Civil Society Speaks Out: Israel as an Apartheid State

Global Civil Society Speaks Out: Israel as an Apartheid State

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign is growing, suggesting that Israel’s policies are coming into ever-sharper questioning in the twenty-first century.

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