Category Archives: International Relations

Bahrain

Date: March 25th 2013

On March 18 seventeen anti-government Shiite protesters were handed fifteen year jail terms for their alleged involvement in a bomb attack against four policemen in April 2012. In the meanwhile, anti-government protests erupted once again on March 22 near the national capital of Bahrain, with thousands of Shiite demonstrators calling for the resignation of Prime Minister ...

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Iran

Date: March 25th 2013

Iran  Various news agencies reported that on March 17, the Islamic Republic of Iran launched a domestically-built destroyer warship in the Caspian Sea, which borders Iran, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran was quoted as saying that the destroyer is "aimed at strengthening friendship, ...

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Jordan

Date: March 23rd 2013

President Obama paid a visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, arriving in Amman on March 21. Syria dominated the discussions between Obama and King Abdullah II, who lashed out earlier in the week at powerful regional leaders including Egypt’s Mohamed Mursi and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In addition, King Abdullah reiterated the enormous economic pressure that Jordan ...

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Middle East: To Challenge the Patriarch

By Joseph Lerner, Edited by Col. Gordon Forbes (ret.)

Date: December 17th 2012

It is essential to be prepared for a possibility that the plans for implementing the Western-style democracy in Middle Eastern countries may be unsuccessful. The Tunisian uprising ignited the Arab Spring, which had a domino effect that resulted in an uprising in Egypt and removal of Mubarak, the ...

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