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Standing On Our Own Feet

Standing on our own feet

How difficult is it for a nation to stand on its own feet? We have examples around us in the form of India, China and Iran—all three our immediate neighbours.…

War Of Pipelines

War of pipelines

US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson’s statement on December 10 against the Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline (IP) was not a mere reiteration of the economic interests of the United States and…

Danger To Egypt

Danger to Egypt

When the Western countries realise the impracticality of direct aggression, they work on a long-term plan to cultivate some stooges and bring them to power. In Iran they did this…

The Crisis In Syria

The crisis in Syria

Days before the US presidential election, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travelled to Doha to help forge a united Syrian opposition. Nineteen months after the Syrian uprisings began, Gulf and…

Bribes For Foreigners

Bribes for foreigners

“EACH of you, in doing what you did, helped secure an important contract which benefited, financially, society as a whole; but the ends never justify the means,” an English judge…

Turmoil In Tehran

Turmoil in Tehran

Iran is confronting its worst crisis since the Shah was ousted some 30 years ago. The current upheaval has brought Mir Hosain Mousavi, who lost the election to President Mahmoud…

The Baloch Dilemma

The Baloch dilemma

A faction of the two million or so ethnic Baloch may want their province to be independent but they are unlikely to succeed. Their numbers are too small and, like…

The Race For Domination

The race for domination

With Iran’s threat to close the Strait of Hormuz in response to economic sanctions by the West, the new ‘great game’ has come into play. Whereas, the closure of the…

The Strategic Agenda

The strategic agenda

The present flows from the past, and the future will emerge from the present. Syria’s sectarian war: The headline issue today and in the near future is likely to be…

New World Order?

New world order?

The world seems to have come a full circle since September 11, 2001. “Either you are with us or against us,” now says Iran, in unambiguous terms. Whoever questions Tehran’s…