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Reasons not to start war with Iran

March 30, 2012

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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 […]

Central Asian states stuck between Iran and West – expert

March 30, 2012

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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.

PHOTO GALLERY – Iranian ninja women

March 29, 2012

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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 compensates for Iran’s shortfalls, but it has its Achilles heel”

March 29, 2012

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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.

Expert says Iran to hit back at Gulf States, if attacked by U.S. or Israel

March 29, 2012

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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.

Iranian ninjas to sue Reuters (no joke)

March 29, 2012

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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.

Turkey’s relationship with Iran goes far beyond oil – expert

March 29, 2012

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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.

Iran likely to develop defenses to protect against Stuxnet-like systems – expert

March 24, 2012

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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.

Experts: Iran not to change its behavior, while IRGC benefits from country’s political isolation

March 24, 2012

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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.

Experts name reasons why Iranian specialists look for jobs outside the country

March 24, 2012

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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.

“Iran to use Russian, Chinese banks for indirect money transactions, bypassing SWIFT ban”

March 24, 2012

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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.

“Iran announces bogus data to cover up its loss production capabilities”

March 16, 2012

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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.