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Is nuclear armed Iran a foregone conclusion?

“Get ready to live with nuclear Iran” was the title of a recent article by H.D.S. Greenway, in the Boston Globe.

Greenway is not alone in thinking that Iran’s nuclear program is unstoppable. The article below examines the question whether it is simply too late, and the world should switch from preventing a nuclear Iran, to containing it.

http://the-diplomat.com/2010/04/20/the-truth-about-a-nuclear-iran/

Two part panel interview with France24, about the question of nuclear terrorism, Iran, The Pakistani nuclear program and Obama’s new nuclear doctrine.

Part 1

http://www.france24.com/en/20100414-france-24-debate-battle-against-loose-nukes-iran-north-korea-terrorism-pakistan

Part 2

http://www.france24.com/en/20100414-france-24-debate-battle-against-loose-nukes-iran-north-korea-terrorism-pakistan-part2


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Posted on : Apr 22 2010
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Target sanctions at Iran’s leaders

When it comes to imposing sanctions against Iran, no option will be easy or certain. There is one option however, which could keep Iran’s leadership up at night. http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/feb/17/iran-nuclear-regime-west Recent interview with BBC Persian about the possibility of an Iran sponsored attack through Hamas and Hezbollah against Israel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg2xuhj6hvQ


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Posted on : Feb 18 2010
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Ahmadinejad in Copenhagen

Please my latest piece below. I wrote it for today, which is the day President Ahmadinejad is to address the Copenhagen summit. It addresses Iran’s right to have nuclear energy.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/tehranbureau/2009/12/irans-right-to-nuclear-energy.html



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Is Iran Replacing Russia With Turkey?

Ayatollah Khamenei seems to be moving away from Moscow, and towards Ankara. This strategy has its merits, but it won’t be without its own challenges.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/nov/17/iran-russia-turkey-khamenei-erdogan


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Posted on : Nov 17 2009
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The Brains Behind Ahmadinejad

Many explanations have until today been provided about Ahmadinejad’s hatred for Israel. However an important one which has rarely ever been mentioned is the fact that he belongs to a group of messianic revolutionaries who follow the teachings of an Iranian philosopher who placed the teachings of a famous neo nazi sympathizer at the center of his studies.

http://www.forward.com/articles/117308/


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Ahmadinejad has no Jewish roots

The Daily Telegraph recently published a piece which claims that Ahmadinejad’s family converted from Judaism to Islam after his birth. As the coauthor of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s first biography, I examined the article and its findings.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/oct/05/mahmoud-ahmadinejad-jewish-family


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Posted on : Oct 05 2009
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Paranoia Takes Hold of Tehran

One of the major consequences of Iran’s recently disclosed nuclear facility in Qom is the review and possible revamp of Iran’s counter-intelligence policies and activities.

http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2009/10/01/paranoia_takes_hold_of_tehran.html

Joint interview with Dr Seyed Mohammad Marandi of Tehran University http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip0-AwCRaAg


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Posted on : Oct 01 2009
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Qods Day: Pro-Palestine or Anti-Ahmadinejad?

In Iran, on Qods Day (Jerusalem day- 18th of September) Iranians are told to take to the streets to protest for Palestinian rights. This Qods day is likely to be different. Its more likely to become an anti-Ahmadinejad event than a pro-Palestine gathering. The piece below explains:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/sep/10/iran-ahmadinejad-protest

This article looks at the changing nature of the Damascus – Tehran relationship and asks whether Iran and Syria are friends, or allies?

http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2009/09/09/syria_and_iran_friendship_or_alliance_97147.html


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Posted on : Sep 10 2009
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