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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In Gaza, a war with no winners

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:39pm by Gwynne Dyer

    ... sources of funding. Iran stopped funding its budget to the tune of US$20 million per month when Hamas sided with the Sunni rebels in the Syrian civil war. Egypt stopped helping it after last ...

  2. Fear is stronger than anger in Iran, for now

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... the alleged rigging of the recent election needed an image of martyrdom- and such images have a special resonance in Iran- they now have one. But things are not so simple. Her death, all the more affecting because she was not actually a protester but just trapped in their midst, has enraged many people, but also frightened them. Conventional wisdom says that, in Iran, such deaths only fuel ...

  3. Right move, wrong words to woo Iran

    Posted Mar 24th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer You have to admire US President Barack Obama's attempt to reopen the lines of communication with Iran- but you don't have to admire it much. Iran's real leader, ... that took up most of Mr Obama's message to Iranians last week, what stood out was his remark that, while Iran should take its 'rightful place in the community of nations, that place cannot ...

  4. Making a meal out of a possible attack on Iran

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer The Iranians have clearly concluded that all the American and Israeli threats to attack them are mere bluff. Israel could not destroy all of Iran's nuclear facilities unless it was willing to drop large numbers of nuclear weapons. The US could do the job using only conventional weapons, but in reply Iran could close the Gulf to tanker traffic and cause ...

  5. Revolution in the making- minus the martyrdom

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... in the next week, for we are now nearing 40 days since the regime's Basij thugs crushed the first round of protests. In Iran's Shiite Muslim culture, 40 days of mourning are usually followed ... This will be no epic tale of heroism and martyrdom, but a complicated and mostly obscure contest for the future of the Islamic Republic. Iran is in for a lengthy struggle, with an unpredictable outcome. Gwynne ...

  6. Another target of America's paranoia

    Posted Jan 20th 2005, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer The article by Seymour Hersh in the New Yorker about US forces carrying out reconnaissance missions in Iran to locate hidden nuclear facilities, presumably in order to be able ... by the Bush administration to frighten Iran. But what was really revealing was the American media's response to it all. There seems to be hardly anyone in the mainstream US media who is willing ...

  7. What Israel means by nuclear 'deterrence'

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... for Iranian Studies at Tel Aviv University revealed that almost a quarter of Israel's 7 million citizens would consider leaving the country if Iran gets nuclear weapons. Israeli leaders talk about an 'existential threat' to the country's survival, and warn almost daily that Iran is on the brink of developing the bomb. There are major differences between the North ...

  8. Set an example on nuclear disarmament

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... That is not lost on those who do not have nuclear weapons, particularly in [conflict] regions.' Just last month, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, declared once again ... with the obvious fact that Iran is relentlessly developing all the technologies needed to build nuclear weapons? Virtual nuclear weapons, of course. You get all the technologies and the enrichment ...

  9. Right on the button

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... that the interceptor missiles and radars of the system were there to intercept nuclear-tipped long-range missiles fired by Iran, and expected the Russians to believe it. Unsurprisingly, the Russians didn't, because Iran has neither the missiles capable of reaching the US nor any nuclear warheads to put on them. So Moscow thought the ABM system was really intended to shoot down Russian ...

  10. Adding fuel to the fire

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer Welcome to the world of oil at US$70 per barrel. That's if there is no crisis in the Gulf over Iran's nuclear ambitions. If there is, then get ready for US$140 ... old range was US$20-$30). The price could surge well past the upper end of the Goldman Sachs range if the United States does launch military strikes against Iran, but it's going up ...




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