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Don’t Fear a Nuclear Arms Race in the Middle East

The conventional wisdom has it wrong: Iran’s development of a nuclear weapon won’t spur its neighbors to get the bomb. On March 21, Haaretz correspondent Ari Shavit wrote a powerful op-ed in the New York Times that began with this stark and stunning claim: “An Iranian atom bomb will force Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Egypt to acquire their own atom bombs.” Indeed, it has become axiomatic …

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Top 10 Lessons of the Iraq War

Now that the war is officially over and most U.S. forces have withdrawn, what are the most important takeaways? This month marks the ninth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Regardless of your views on the wisdom of that decision, it’s fair to say that the results were not what most Americans expected.  Now that the war is officially …

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The Strategıc Importance Of Cyprus

İntroduction Cyprus, which doesn’t have so much importance in regard to the area it covers, represents importance depending on its geopraphic location[1]. Parallel to the mentioned geopolitical location, Cyprus played a critical role between Europe, Asia, and Africa in history. So many states have had a profound desire to obtain Cyprus due to this unique location and transit trade routes. …

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Iran’s Relations with Central Asia

The twentieth century political landscape of the world is strewn with conflicts whose sources lie as much in the engagement of extra regional powers, as they lay in the fault lines of their regional security environments. The paper attempts to expose the underlying tensions within Iran’s immediate security environment which are exacerbated by the involvement of the hyperactive super power, …

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Iran and the security council: changing the dynamic

A more pragmatic United States approach, a more coherent security council, and active mediation by Europe – three key ingredients to unlock the Iran problem, says Jan De Pauw. The United States proposal on 31 May 2006 of direct talks with Iran in return for Iran’s commitment to suspend its nuclear enrichment and reprocessing work represents a glimmer of possibility …

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