Is a Comprehensive Middle Eastern Peace Possible?

A glimpse of hope is arising towards the “solution” of the Israeli Palestinian conflict

Posted by , 16th November 2007

It is an outcry of hope that Annapolis meeting will be an opening for shifting paradigms towards a comprehensive Middle Eastern peace, otherwise the meeting participants will go there in order to loose their time, while any partial solution reached to one or more problem, will dwindle then vanish, in the new strong cycle of vicious violence that will prevail.

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Turkey´s diplomatic coercion with Iraq

When the threat is credible, the threatened reacts

Posted by , 16th November 2007

The crisis between the Turkish army and the Kurdish rebels of the PKK seems to be mitigated thanks to the offers guaranteed to Turkey on behalf of the United States and Iraq, but the chaos that devastated the latter, predicts that the conflict will continue in the short term, and possibly the long term as well. Turkey has emerged victorious from its first incursion but the future is no more flattering for its interests. A large part of the solution the crisis is thanks to the United States.

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Turkey, in the spotlight

Ankara redefines his foreign policy

Posted by , 2nd November 2007

The conflict with the Kurdish guerrillas of the Workers’ Party that confronts the Turkish army could culminate in a large-scale, dangerous war operative that would end the fragile balance of the new Iraqi State. Meanwhile, the relationship between Washington and Ankara is going through a period of strong and unusual turbulence. It is worth asking whether this is due to a simple situational uneasiness or if it is the accumulation of negative signals presaging a confrontation between the two strategic allies.

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An Urgent Call for a New Dialogue between the West and the Islamic Civilization

War of the Minds

Posted by , 27th October 2007

Soul searching, an atmosphere of toleration and respect and a dialogue among the civilizations (the West and Islam). Mutual respect, justice and equity and the rejection of bigotry and hatred; all basic humans values that the West and Islam have in common. Why then is a dialogue between these two civilizations so hard?

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The new anti-Iranianism

When the American Media targets Tehran

Posted by , 25th October 2007

The author discusses his views about a form of new anti-Iranianism referring to a general attitude of disrespect and vengefulness supported by the American media post 9-11, sighting examples such as the visit of Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, to New York.

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Alert before the Unreasonableness of Hamas

Fear of a large attack grows in Israel before the Annapolis Summit

Posted by , 25th October 2007

Experience demonstrates that radical groups often intervene during significant moments in order to deal harsh blows. The proximity of the Summit between Mahmood Abbas and Ehud Olmert in Annapolis, Maryland has already set off many alarms in Israel: is Hamas trying to get noticed before the Summit in November, because he was not invited?

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Pakistan: General Musharraf’s Election Bid, the Supreme Court Verdict and Public Protests

Where Do We Go From Here?

Posted by , 11th October 2007

The author examines the democratic transition in Pakistan and the hopeful transition to civilian rule in the upcoming general elections in January 2008.

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The Importace of Dialogue between Jerusalem and Damascus

Formulas for an effective pacification in the Middle East

Posted by , 11th October 2007

 

The Arab-Israel peace conference this November in Annapolis (Maryland) faces a mountain of problems. It will attempt to reach a general agreement and take into account the relations between Syria and Israel and also those between Israel and Lebanon, including the problem with Hezbolá.

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Spain and the moral obligation to Protect

Dialogue, diplomacy, prevention, and the use of dissuasive force in order to preserve the peace

Posted by , 3rd October 2007

Spain contributes to the missions of multilateral peace, humanitarian aid, and reconstruction that was proposed by the Government and passed by the Congress which represents the Spanish citizenry. The country is already a power on the global stage, and for this reason it neither can nor should elude its responsibilities.

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