Category Archive for 'Iran'
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 [...]