March 30, 2012
I remember long time ago I watched this cult war movie called “The Last Hunter”, about the vietnam war, and the film had a great tagline – “War is hell. This is worse.” Well, as the talks on a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities do not stop, below seven interesting reasons from AmericanForeignPolicy for […]
March 30, 2012
The Central Asian states, especially Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, are stuck between Iran and West, U.S. Northeastern University Professor Kamran Dadkhah said. “They [the Central Asian states] are caught in the middle,” Dadkhah underscored.
Over 3,000 women in Iran have officially registered for practicing and studying Ninjutsu. Women practice Ninjutsu at their gym in Karaj, 45 km (28 miles) northwest of Tehran.
Saudi Arabia can compensate for Iran’s shortfalls, but it does have its Achilles heel, which is rising domestic demand, Senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, James M. Dorsey said.
If either Israel or the US were to attack Iran, the Islamic republic’s response could well involve Iranian strikes against Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, Senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, James M. Dorsey said.
A group of female Iranian martial artists have taken legal action against Britain’s Reuters news agency for branding them as assassins, Press TV reported.
For Turkey, unlike other buyers of Iranian oil, the relationship with Iran goes far beyond oil, given their proximity, the issue of the Kurds, Turkish dependency on Iranian national gas and the fallout of potential Israeli strike against Iran, Senior fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, James M. Dorsey said.
It is likely that Iran is developing defenses to protect against a cyberattack that utilizes similar methods of compromise, exploitation, and distribution as Stuxnet, founder of WAF Enterprises, former Director of Emerging Security Technologies at IBM mobile, Amrit Williams said.
The IRGC (Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Council) is benefiting from Iran’s political isolation due to the nuclear crisis, American Enterprise Institute Research Fellow Ali Alfoneh said.
Pressure, lack of investment and modern technology are the possible reasons why Iranian specialists leave the country, looking for better job offers, U.S. Northeastern University Professor Kamran Dadkhah said, commenting on recent news about Iranian specialists in oil sphere working outside of Islamic Republic.
The Iranian banks will probably try to use Russian and Chinese banks to do their transactions indirectly, instead of using SWIFT, Professor of chemical engineering in Southern California University, Muhammad Sahimi said.
March 16, 2012
The reason for Iran’s Oil Ministry announcing bogus data regarding its natural gas and oil production is to cover up its loss of production capabilities, U.S. Northeastern University Professor Kamran Dadkhah noted.