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Basra Police Chief Denies Iran Mischief in Iraq

Irancove @ January 18, 2008 # 5 Comments

Via Informed Comment/USG Open Source Center: The USG Open Source Center translates an interview with the police chief of Basra, Staff Maj-Gen. Abdul Jalil Khalaf. Therein, Khalaf denies that Iran is playing a negative role and stirring turmoil in the southern port city of 1.5 million. Khalaf was appointed by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki about […]

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Iranian Americans and the Senate: A Chamber in the Balance

Irancove @ January 18, 2008 # No Comment Yet

Source: NIAC By Babak Talebi America’s political future will depend heavily on the Senate elections in 2008 because a surprisingly large number of the upper chamber’s 35 races are considered competitive. Each election cycle, a third of US Senators face re-election, and just like the House races described earlier, rarely are incumbent Senators defeated. This […]

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How to Prevent War at the Strait of Hormuz

Irancove @ January 18, 2008 # 7 Comments

On the Strait of Hormuz incident: Prof. R.K. Ramazani The recent naval encounter between the US and Iran extended their cold war for the first time to the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Such incidents could escalate into armed conflict, with catastrophic consequences for the world economy, especially the price of oil. To prevent such escalation, […]

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