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Power Hungry
Author argues that the administration in Tehran will have to markedly improve its relations with the West, especially the US - even to the point of full diplomatic relations. It will have no other cho... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
IA-Forum Interview: Meir Javedanfar
IA-Forum speaks with Meir Javedanfar about the Beyond Oil Project and what will happen to oil producing countries when the oil runs out. IA-Forum (08/... Read More...


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Georgia after war: the political landscape
The Georgian polity and institutions have survived the test of war with Russia. But the country's president will soon face an acute domestic challenge, says Robert Parsons. (Open Democracy, 08/26/2008... Read More...


Towards a Successful 2009 Afghan Presidential Election
Towards a Successful 2009 Afghan Presidential Election
Remarks made by M. Ashraf Haidari, Political Counselor, Embassy of Afghanistan at The Near East South Asia Center (NESA) for Strategic Studies. (07/29/2008) Read More...


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Ahmadinejad - Realistic Goals For Trip To Turkey
Author discusses Ahmadinejad’s visit to Turkey and presents that energy, not Iran's nuclear program, will be his priority. By Meir Javedanfar. (Middle East Analyst, (08/14/2008) Read More...


IA Forum Interview: Vladimer Papava
IA Forum Interview: Vladimer Papava
IA Forum speaks with Vladimer Papava, former Minister of Economy (1994-2000) and former Member of the Parliament (2004-2008) of the Republic of Georgia about the Georgia-Russia crisis. By Alexander J... Read More...


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Do Germans Fear Russia More Than Rising Temperatures?
Two decades of the world’s most stringent environmental regulations have made Germany increasingly energy dependent on Russia. That’s how Russian President Vladimir Putin persuaded a coalition of West... Read More...


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Middle East Analyst
Middle East Analyst is a subsidiary of The Middle East Economic and Political Analysis Company (meepas). Its main goal is to analyse contemporary political and economic affairs of the region. Read More...


China Briefing
China Briefing
IA Forum presents its China Briefing, presenting views about its domestic, diplomatic, and security issues. (08/08/2008) Read More...


Last Ditch in Zimbabwe
Last Ditch in Zimbabwe
Talk(s) may be cheap, but it’s all Zimbabwe has going for it. One problem along the way: South Africa is hardly an honest broker. By Jens F. Laurson & George A. Pieler (08/06/2008) Read More...


Russia and China: The New Axis of Evil?
Russia and China: The New Axis of Evil?
Authors discuss the possibility that Russia and China now constitute the 'Axis of Evil'. By Ryan Barnes & Steinar Dyrnes. (08/04/2008) Read More...


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Taliban Propaganda: Winning the War of Words?
The Karzai government and its international supporters must become much better at countering sophisticated Taliban propaganda if they are to defeat an insurgency (Crisis Group, 07/24/2008) Read More...


Beyond the Paris Conference: Rescuing Afghanistan out of its Dangerous Traps
Beyond the Paris Conference: Rescuing Afghanistan out of its Dangerous Traps
Keynote address about Afghanistan made by M. Ashraf Haidari, Counselor for Political, Security, and Development Affairs at the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC., presented at RAND. (07/18/200... Read More...


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The return of Mr Nyet
The Economist reports that Russia appears ready to use its veto more often on the UN Security Council, prompting fears of a diplomatic logjam. (Economist, 07/17/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Paul Rogers
IA-Forum Interview: Paul Rogers
IA-Forum speaks with OpenDemocracy's Prof. Paul Rogers about current issues in the Middle East. By Alexander Jackson (07/19/2008) Read More...


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Barack Obama to offer tough love on European tour
Columnist Irwin Stelzer writes of Barack Obama’s forthcoming tour of Europe that European leaders won't mind being photographed with an American presidential candidate who could probably win an electi... Read More...


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It's the Oil, stupid!
US policy in Iraq comes close to a pronouncement that we invaded you so that we can control your country and have privileged access to your resources, writes Noam Chomsky. (Khaleej Times, 07/08/2008) Read More...


Peace Deals that Destabilize Afghanistan
Peace Deals that Destabilize Afghanistan
Author analyzes peace negotiations between Pakistan and the Taliban and their effect on Afghanistan and issues facing it. By M. Ashraf Haidari (07/03/2008) Read More...


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The Long Arm of Pakistan
Co-founder of the Afghanistan Centre for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS) Haroun Mir writes about the role of Pakistan in the Afghan activities of Al-Qaida. (The Times of India, 07/02/2008) Read More...


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Israel’s new diplomacy needs Palestinians’ new unity
The balance of talk and action in the Middle East has not swung from war making to peace making, but it is inching in that direction - testing the negotiating waters, writes Rami Khouri. (Jordan Times... Read More...


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Chechnya's Revival
Chechnya is at a crossroads. It is not the great success story it wants the world to believe. But hope and the belief in the future are returning brick by brick. By Peter Lavelle (The Moscow Times, 0... Read More...


Time to talk to the Taliban?
Time to talk to the Taliban?
Author looks at a recent House of Commons debate in Britain and suggests it might be time to hold negotiations with the Taliban. By Leigh Marshall (06/23/2008) Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Brian Katulis
IA-Forum Interview: Brian Katulis
IA-Forum speaks with Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, about U.S. efforts to stabilize Iraq. (IA-Forum, 06/23/2008) Read More...


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Canada Needs to Keep its Troops in Afghanistan
Author provides argument for continued Canadian military troops in Afghanistan. By M. Asraf Haidari. (Eurasianet, 05/23/2007) Read More...


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Should Canada Stay? Human Security in Afghanistan
Speech given by Mr. M. Ashraf Haidari regarding challenges facing Afghanistan. (03/06/2008) Read More...


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Is Pakistan Appeasing the Taliban?
While moderate elements of the Taliban do need to be co-opted into the political process, Pakistan's recent peace deal threatens to strengthen Taliban's capabilities and bases. By Sharad Joshi (Foreig... Read More...


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The Iranian Roots of Hizbullah
Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli explores roots and evolution of Hizbullah. Exposing it's close ties with Iran and Syria. (MEMRI, 06/17/2008) Read More...


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Biggest Case of Corruption in Post Revolution Iran
In what appears to be the biggest case of corruption in Iran, and perhaps in the Middle East, the Tehran-based Shahab News reported that the chief auditing office of the Iranian parliament (Majlis) ha... Read More...


Paris Conference: An Opportunity to Address Afghanistan’s Key Rebuilding Challenges
Paris Conference: An Opportunity to Address Afghanistan’s Key Rebuilding Challenges
M. Ashraf Haidari, the Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan in Washington, DC, discusses rebuilding challenges that should be addressed at the Paris Support Conference. By M. Ashraf Haid... Read More...


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Georgia and Russia: Clashing over Abkhazia
The dispute in the South Caucasus is now in a new and dangerously confrontational phase. All sides need to recognise the risks in current policies, cool their rhetoric and take some pragmatic steps to... Read More...


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