How Bibi’s Speech Plays in Tehran

E3/EU+3 Iran Talks March 2014 Vienna

by Eldar Mamedov When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress, he insisted that Iran is much more desperate than the US to get a nuclear deal. Therefore, if more pressure is applied on Iran to get what Netanyahu calls… Continue Reading  

Can Ukraine Gnaw Its Way out of Trouble?

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by John Feffer Animals caught in a trap will often chew off a limb to escape. Even the occasional human being has resorted to this nightmare option, as the hiker Aron Ralston did when a boulder pinned his arm in… Continue Reading  

EU Realignment on Saudi Arabia and Iran?

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by Eldar Mamedov In a rare move, the European Parliament (EP) recently adopted a strongly worded resolution condemning human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia by a vote of 460 to 153. The focus of the resolution was Raif Badawi, a… Continue Reading  

Can the EU Take the Lead on Iran?

Federica Mogherini

by Eldar Mamedov The interim nuclear deal with Iran, the Joint Plan of Action (JPA) concluded on November 24, 2013, is rightly hailed as one of the few successes of the European common foreign and security policy. But as the EU3 (France, Germany,… Continue Reading  

Why Is it Specifically Muslims Who are Resisting the West?

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by Graham E. Fuller Many people ask why it appears to be specifically Muslims who are in confrontation with the West today, as compared to other ethnic groups who also bear historical grievances from treatment at the hands of the… Continue Reading