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  1. Ministry plays down talk of Iran joining group

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... exercise jointly held by the SCO's six member states, and then to Kazakhstan. The military drill, dubbed the Peace Mission 2007, is the first anti-terrorism exercise jointly held by the SCO member states. 'Central Asian countries have been under the threat of three forces, namely terrorism, separatism and extremism,' Mr Li said. 'Through the exercise, the six nations ...

  2. Second guessing

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Hagai Segal

    ... to the growing standoff with Iran over its nuclear ambitions, increasing efforts are being made to discover one vital thing - the Islamic republic's actual intentions. Discerning Iran's precise ... game indeed. Hagai Segal, a terrorism and Middle East specialist, lectures at New York University in London ...

  3. Iran needs nuclear power; it needs to follow rules too

    Posted Apr 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the anti-Tehran rhetoric, claiming President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government is supporting terrorism, flouting international law and trying to conceal its nuclear activities. That these are the same reasons given for the US-led invasion of Iraq three years ago to oust president Saddam Hussein is worrying; the terrorism link has never been proven, nor have the biological, chemical or nuclear ...

  4. Diplomacy cannot start until sailors are freed

    Posted Apr 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... issue; to create leverage with the US over the arrest of five Iranians accused of terrorism in Iraq in January; to push for greater involvement in brokering peace in the region; a show ... on show in 1979 when the US-backed shah was overthrown by Muslim hardliners and an Islamic nation created. It was central to the hostage-taking by students at the US embassy in Tehran, an incident ...

  5. Bombs option could blow up in Bush's face

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Robert Tait

    ... such a strategy runs the risk of provoking a ferocious Iranian backlash involving the setting loose of terror networks, disruption of oil supplies in the Persian Gulf and even a wider Middle Eastern war. ... that Iran's predominantly young population, resenting the repressiveness of their Islamic rulers, would automatically see the United States as their benefactor. At best, this may be an over-optimistic ...

  6. The only viable approach to Iran's nuclear intent

    Posted Aug 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on December 19, 2003, and make amends for terrorism and support of anti-western extremists. While no two situations are alike and therefore cannot be easily replicated, the foundations, built ...

  7. Defiant rappers challenge hard-line Islamic mores

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Anuj Chopra

    ... voices - all jarring symbols of western decadence in the eyes of Iranian authorities who blame such music for diverting its youth away from Islamic culture. But despite the restrictions, Felakat ... occasionally get cancelled due to threats from ad-hoc neighbourhood Islamic vigilantes, who are staunchly opposed to music other than religious music. 'This is why many of us try to migrate ...

  8. Hidden Iran - Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb Hidden Iran - Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic by Ray Takeyh Holt, HK$143 Attempts at 'containment' have been a disaster for the Bush administration. Emergent China is finding considerable support around a so-called Beijing Consensus based on a more co-operative economic and geopolitical framework than the failed 'us or them' ...

  9. Diplomacy the best way to resolve Iran crisis

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as 'wild', but it has not been ruled out. The US administration claims the Iranian government is supporting terrorism, flouting international law and concealing its nuclear activities. ...

  10. A different light

    Posted Nov 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... said. 'Given Iran's intransigence on its nuclear programme and its active support of terrorism, now is not the time for normal relations and business as usual with Iran.' Michael ...




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