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Claude Salhani

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Claude Salhani

Claude Salhani is the senior editor with Trend News Agency and is a journalist, author and political analyst based in Baku, specializing in the Middle East, politicized Islam and terrorism.

He is the former editor of the Middle East Times and a long-time contributor to the Commentary pages of the Washington Times and Beirut’s Executive Magazine. He is the former International Editor with United Press International and also ran UPI's Terrorism & Security Desks.

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Latest articles from Claude

  • The "Stans" - Investment Opportunities and Political Pitfalls

    Published 21 June 2010 | viewed 8,196 times

    The former Soviet Central Asian republics are at a precarious crossroad today between accomplishing monumental progress, like Kazakhstan, and flirting with disaster and the prospects…

  • The Israel-Turkey Rift: Is The Future of NATO At Risk?

    Published 15 June 2010 | viewed 6,804 times

    If anyone still harbored any doubts that there is an urgent need to resolve the Middle East crisis one needs only look at the events…

  • Another Hot Summer in the Middle East Includes Oil and Gas Masks

    Published 09 April 2010 | viewed 4,652 times

    Intelligence sources in the Middle East have indicated that the summer in the region could turn out to be particularly hot and they're not talking…

  • Oil for Blood in Afghanistan?

    Published 24 March 2010 | viewed 7,496 times

    The United States Marines are expected to do the hard work when it comes to War.  They are given the toughest jobs and the most…

  • As the Middle East Peace Talks Hit Deadlock, Talk of Israel Joining the European Union Increases

    Published 02 February 2010 | viewed 14,637 times

    The Middle East peace talks are at a deadlock. Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians to move ahead with the plan established by the so-called…

  • Oil, Politics and Power

    Published 21 January 2010 | viewed 20,015 times

    Oil and politics have always gone together for a simple reason; since oil became an indispensable commodity without which the world as we know it…

  • What Happens When the Wells Run Dry?

    Published 08 January 2010 | viewed 35,070 times

    One nagging question that the industrial world has been asking itself since the discovery of the first oil well is what happens when the wells…

  • Arab Leaders Finally Awake to Growing Iranian Threat

    Published 23 December 2009 | viewed 9,981 times

    In order to survive revolutions must continue to propagate themselves or else they die; that was true of revolutions on the left that saw their…

  • Is Turkey Shifting Alliances?

    Published 15 December 2009 | viewed 9,967 times

    For the last several decades it was generally assumed that Israel was the United States’ staunchest ally in the Greater Middle East. But when former…

  • The Continuing Saga of Iran's Nuclear Build-Up

    Published 08 December 2009 | viewed 8,479 times

    History was made about ten days ago in Vienna at a meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency when China and Russia voted along with…

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