The mainstream media has largely failed to mention one of the main reasons Russia has been resisting a UN Security Council Resolution which would allow the use of force if the US believes that Syria has failed to meet its obligations. Back in March 2011, Russia allowed UNSC Resolution 1973 which authorized “all necessary measures” to protect Libyan [...]
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The mere existence of nuclear weapons poses an impending “black swan”—a rare unpredictable event beyond the realm of normal expectations with the potential to create a major impact. ((The term “black swan event” can be credited to Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his 2007 book, The Black Swan. The term black swan derives from the seventeenth [...]
Following the June Presidential elections, Iran has been besieged with opposition protests objecting to the appointment of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as President. In spite of evidence that reformist candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi received the highest percentage of votes, both Ayatollah Khameini and President Ahmedinejad have dismissed accusations of electoral fraud. The day after the elections, however, the [...]
The results of last week’s presidential election in Iran sent shockwaves through the international community and led to widespread protests that the election results were falsified. Daisy Alliance has obtained a document from an anonymous source, which reveals that the results of the election were in fact not legitimate, and the numbers were fabricated in [...]
Can economic sanctions be used as a tool to reverse the recent wave of nuclear proliferation—especially in the case of Iran? As we all know from the past, economic sanctions have been used in a wide variety of cases, some which met with success, others with failure. There is a large body of literature on [...]
The welcome news that US intelligence agencies have disavowed earlier reports that Iran was hell-bent on making nuclear weapons has given the world a breather. Rational people can now fortify the case against the Bush Administration’s plans to unilaterally and pre-emptively attack Iran’s civilian nuclear facilities. It would be sheer folly to start yet another [...]