Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Perfect Storm

Update October 29 below. Today politicians in the U.S. seem to be rather concerned about the possible impact of hurricane Sandy on the upcoming election on November 6, not so much about possible causes of natural disasters. Neither President Barack … Continue reading

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Friendly Leaks

Update below. Helen Cooper and Mark Landler of the New York Times (NYT) want to know┬áthat, as result of intense and secret exchanges of American and Iranian officials for almost four years (!), both sides have agreed on one-on-one negotiations … Continue reading

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Bahrainization of Kuwait

Update (October 21) below. Has the Arab Spring eventually arrived in Kuwait? Well, not really. The current ongoing and longstanding parliamentary crisis won’t lead to more democracy in the autocratically ruled, oil-rich, tiny emirate. It’s not based on popular movements, … Continue reading

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Parchin High Explosives Test Site Activity Ongoing

David Albright’s latest piece (with Robert Avagyan) on Parchin indicates that he has returned to his main interest (as was suggested by Professor Dan Joyner at the University of Alabama School of Law in a recent post on Arms Control … Continue reading

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The European Union

While currently not living in a member state of the EU, I am rather pleased that not rather questionable individuals such as former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, who had been on the list of potential laureates many times and probably … Continue reading

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