in Lebanon are the most urgent threat to international security
is currently experiencing a domestic climate of uncertainty and
fragility," United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
wrote in his 12th semi-annual report on the implementation of Security...
seeks all-out cooperation and strategic depth in Africa
are completely ready to reinvigorate our cooperation with the members
of the Union in all fields," Ahmadinejad had said at the 14th
African Union (AU) summit on February 2, 2010 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...
Iraq's stability largely depends on
the stability of its long-awaited government
electoral commission and security forces successfully organized
and carried out a credible and competitive election," U.S.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed on June 1, 2010. At...
2010 Non- Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference took concrete
Final Document adopted by the 2010 NPT Review Conference advances
President Obama’s vision," U.S. Under Secretary for
Arms Control and International Security Ellen Tauscher stated...
Despite apparent goodwill from States, Non-proliferation efforts
present a mixed picture
today, I state clearly and with conviction America’s commitment
to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.
This goal will not be reached quickly; perhaps not in my lifetime...
Why U.S.-Syria relations' return to normalcy remains difficult
tensions greatly heightened between Syria and Israel in the last
few weeks, convincing some commentators that war can break out
at anytime, the relations between Syria and the United States remain...
What the relations with Israel say about Brazil's foreign policy
March 14, 2010, Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva began
a tour of the Middle East. He first visited Israel, the first by
a Brazilian President, and showed he's willing to play a larger
role in the...
Iran mobilizes its supports, deepens ties with Syria
his two-day stay in Syria on 25-26 February 2010, Iranian President
Ahmadinejad met and conferred with his Syrian counterpart Bashar
al-Assad, a group of Palestinian leaders and Secretary...
Syria patiently promotes its all-out regional diplomacy
the tension dramatically increased over the Iran nuclear crisis
in the last few weeks, Syria has stepped up overtures both vis-à-vis
the Arab world, mainly North Africa, and vis-à-vis the West,
Qatar, when 'small' means 'strategic' in the Persian Gulf
Qatar has been particularly active on the Mideast scene. On 28
January 2010, Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Khalifa Al-Thani
welcomed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad who was in...
Yemen could become failed state, top official declared
an official statement delivered by the state news agency Saba
News, Yemen FM Abu Bakr al-Qirbi has stated that his country "is
facing the danger of becoming a failed state if it does not get
strategic implications of the $60bn Saudi arms deal
Saudi Arabia's national day on September 22, 2010, the Obama administration
praised "King Abdullah’s leadership on key challenges," which "has
put Saudi Arabia and the region on a path towards...
S-300s, Iran has never been a comfortable partner of Russia
September 22, 2010, the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry
Medvedev issued a decree prohibiting the delivery of S-300 air
defence missile systems, in contradiction with a $800 million contract
UN report and incidents with UNIFIL show Lebanon's
stability remains fragile
July 9, 2010, Major General Alberto Asarta Cuevas, the Force Commander
of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), has called
on the local population to engage in dialogue...
Trilateral nuclear fuel swap deal coldly welcomed by the International
May 17, 2010, Iran, Turkey and Brazil have agreed on a joint declaration
which led to a strong and quick response from the international
community, especially the three Western countries seating...
Ahmadinejad claims foreign powers must leave to solve Afghanistan
March 10, 2010, Iranian President Ahmadinejad was welcomed at the
Kabul airport by Afghan First Vice-President Mohammed Fahim and
Minister of Counternarcotics Ahmad...
Is the threat of new sanctions against Iran taking shape?
diplomats say Iran continues its program to enrich uranium and
that the recent IAEA report was added to the long list of failures
by Iran to its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Does the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps rule Iran?
differences are not with the people of Iran. Our differences are
not with Iran having a peaceful civilian nuclear program," Gordon
Duguid, U.S. State Department's spokesman, told at a daily news
Tensions over Taiwan make unlikely new sanctions against Iran
is rising over Iran. Yet this is an unrelated issue that could
prevent the United States and its allies from further sanctioning
Iran for the continuation of its nuclear program Western countries
Growing rumors of renewed Sanctions against Iran
26 January 2010, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Israel's
President Shimon Peres. The major point on the agenda was Iran's
nuclear program and both leaders agreed that "greater transparency...