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A NGO Zone Categories: International Security, Israel, NGOs     Author: Anne Bayefsky

On Sunday, June 11, a boycott of Israeli academics, which had been adopted a few weeks earlier by the UK University and College Lecturers Union (NATFHE), was lifted after the move threatened to derail a merger plan with the larger UK Association of University Teachers.

Brewing calamity Categories: International Security, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Op-eds     Author: Ted Lapkin

"The sole method we shall apply against Israel is total war, which will result in the extermination of Zionist existence." Sound familiar? But these are not the genocidal rantings of crisis-present uttered by Iran's Jew-hater in chief, President Mahmoud Ahmadinajad.

Missed chance to right wrongs Categories: International Security, Middle East, Op-eds     Author: Ted Lapkin

IT was a typical UN decision: a triumph of style over substance that aggravates the problem rather than improves it. Last week, the UN voted to abolish its scandal-scarred Commission on Human Rights. But the Human Rights Council created as an alternative constitutes a cure that is worse than the ori

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Unhidden Agenda Categories: International Security, Iran     Author: External author

One wonders what will it take for the international community to understand that Iran seriously intends to use its nuclear power to attack the "infidels."

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A Tale of Two Agencies Categories: International Security, Palestinians, Terrorism     Author: External author

The plight of the Palestinian refugees is, at first glance, fairly surprising. Whereas the rest of the world?s refugees are the concern of the UNHCR, the Palestinians are the sole group of refugees with a UN agency dedicated exclusively to their care: The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRW

Scribblings: UNreformable Categories: International Security     Author: Tzvi Fleischer

The UN, which celebrated its 60th anniversary with a major international Summit in mid-September, embodies many of humanity's highest aspirations, particularly the peaceful resolution of conflict, universal human rights, and humanitarian intervention.

Editorial: Much Ado About Nothing Categories: International Security, Iran, Iraq, Middle East     Author: Colin Rubenstein

The presidential elections in Iran have been about as fairly played as a crooked hand of blackjack. The deck was stacked through an edict of the unelected Council of Guardians that disqualified the candidacy of anyone who did not toe the line of the ruling Islamic theocracy in Teheran. And bottom de

Dead Parrot Categories: International Security, Iraq, Middle East     Author: External author

The negotiations attempting to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons are on the verge of collapse. Unless some new pretended arrangement is developed to conceal the fact, it should soon be clear that nothing stands between Teheran and the possession of atomic bombs except the final stages of

Bomb Threat Categories: International Security, Iran, Iraq, Middle East     Author: Douglas Davis

The Middle East is on the brink of going nuclear, and the rest of the world is fiddling or looking the other way. The United States is draining its energies in Iraq, the Europeans are fussing over "soft power" diplomacy, and the UN monitoring agencies are dithering.

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