Written by The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center
News on Iran for the week of December 16-23, 2010.
Hightlights of the Week
Ahmadinejad’s economic revolution: implementation of subsidy policy reform begins
Geneva talks revive debate over recent years’ performance of nuclear negotiators
Written by Dr. Jonathan Spyer
It is obvious that given the true balance of power in Lebanon, the special tribunal investigating the murder of former prime minister Rafik Hariri is largely a virtual exercise. As Michael Young pointed out in a column in the Beirut Daily Star this week, tribunal prosecutor Daniel Bellemare is ...
Written by Peter Zeihan
Europe is on the cusp of change. An EU heads-of-state summit Dec. 16 launched a process aimed to save the common European currency. If successful, this process would be the most significant step toward creating a singular European power since the creation of the European Union itself in 1992— that ...
Written by Matt Gurney
Over the last two weeks, emerging global powers Brazil and Argentina have both given diplomatic recognition to the state of Palestine, existing within the 1967 borders and with a capital city in Jerusalem. This understandably annoyed the Israelis, who have been struggling to reach a peace ...
Written by Cyprus Action Network
Breaking News : (New York) Cypriot Americans Call for Full U.S. House Vote to Immediately Pass the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H. Res. 252
Written by George Friedman
Julian Assange has declared that geopolitics will be separated into pre-“Cablegate” and post-“Cablegate” eras. That was a bold claim. However, given the intense interest that the leaks produced, it is a claim that ought to be carefully considered. Several weeks have passed since the first of the ...
Written by Oded Eran
INSS Insight No. 228
Although there is no direct link between them, both the recent elections in Jordan and Egypt and the WikiLeaks publications are instructive regarding the determination of conservative regimes in the Middle East to defend themselves and enhance their survivability.
Written by George Friedman
To understand Poland, you must understand Frederic Chopin. First listen to his Polonaise and then to his Revolutionary Etude. They are about hope, despair and rage. In the Polonaise, you hear the most extraordinary distillation of a nation’s existence. In the Revolutionary Etude, written in the ...
Written by Jeff Lukens - New Media Alliance
China’s double-digit economic growth over the past thirty years has been breathtaking. Growth has limits, however, and China may soon be reaching them. With worldwide recession, and inflation coming to the yuan, a slowdown in China’s growth is increasing probable. If China experiences any let up in ...