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Iraq: The Conflict Over Power

Iraq: The Conflict Over Power

Aug 10, 2010 at 12:21 | ISN Security Watch

The current political impasse in Iraq is damaging to all parties involved. A UN-sponsored National Salvation Government may be the only way forward. The “Non-Dialogue” dialogue is still going on…

Lebanese Officials Expect Phony Evidence in UN Report on Hariri Assassination

Lebanese Officials Expect Phony Evidence in UN Report on Hariri Assassination

Aug 08, 2010 at 14:26 | Wayne Madsen

The Wayne Madsen Report (WMR) is reporting sources in Lebanon are expecting that the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) report on who was responsible for the 2005 remotely-controlled bomb…

An Uncertain Homecoming: BP’s Return To Libya Decades After Gaddafi’s Revolution

An Uncertain Homecoming: BP’s Return To Libya Decades After Gaddafi’s Revolution

Aug 06, 2010 at 08:38 | Fawzia Sheikh

After nearly 40 years, BP is returning to Libya amid widespread controversy about an alleged link to the Lockerbie bomber’s release and fears about a potential oil disaster in the…

A Coup in Saudi Avoided or Iranian Disinformation?

A Coup in Saudi Avoided or Iranian Disinformation?

Aug 06, 2010 at 08:28 | Claude Salhani

Did King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia narrowly avoid being overthrown by a close member of his own royal family?  That seems to be a rumor circulating around some political and…

The Enduring Middle East Strategic Framework Begins to Emerge as Iran Surges, and the US Resiles

The Enduring Middle East Strategic Framework Begins to Emerge as Iran Surges, and the US Resiles

Aug 04, 2010 at 20:42 | Yossef Bodansky

The lingering impact of August 3, 2010, clash on the Israeli-Lebanese border lies in the greater context of, and wider strategic dynamics in, the Middle East. These aspects were highlighted…

Clash on Israel-Lebanon Border Holds Potential for Strategic Escalation

Clash on Israel-Lebanon Border Holds Potential for Strategic Escalation

Aug 03, 2010 at 15:56 | Yossef Bodansky

The August 3, 2010, armed clash along the Israeli-Lebanese border was a significant strategic incident. On Thursday, July 29, 2010, Israel notified UNIFIL that a few Israeli soldiers would be…

Pentagons Afghanistan PR Campaign Wounded as Documents Reveal Growing Taliban Influence

Pentagons Afghanistan PR Campaign Wounded as Documents Reveal Growing Taliban Influence

Aug 02, 2010 at 10:46 | John Daly

Like a star shell bursting high above a hotly contested battlefield at midnight, the thousands of documents recently released by Wikileaks have thrown the nine-year war in Afghanistan into stark…

Spies, Lies and Goodbyes – Part 1

Spies, Lies and Goodbyes – Part 1

Aug 02, 2010 at 10:36 | Claude Salhani

The killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was until recently widely believed to have been perpetrated by the Syrians, or at least on their behalf.  It was the…

Iraqi Province Cracks Down on Clerics

Iraqi Province Cracks Down on Clerics

Jul 30, 2010 at 08:49 | ISN Security Watch

Clerics in Diyala have been warned they can go to jail for delivering sermons that incite violence, a move aimed at calming the troubled Iraqi province – although some fear…

The Strategic Ramifications of a US-Led Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The Strategic Ramifications of a US-Led Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Jul 22, 2010 at 03:34 | Gregory R. Copley

The United States and the NATO allies are preparing to disengage and soon withdraw from Afghanistan and even the most vocal advocates of the "long-term commitment" do not anticipate more…

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