05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Lebanon’s sovereignty – The military, social and political rise of Hezbollah

Article by Leonhardt van Efferink about Lebanon’s sovereignty. Part 2 is about the military, social and political rise of Hezbollah (roles, Shias, Islamic Rule, Iranian Revolution, Syrian influence, Israel, AMAL, Musa al Sadr) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Geopolitical Review 2012 – Events that Impacted US Foreign Policy

This essay by Saul Cohen is part of the Geopolitical Review 2012 and discusses the main events that impacted US foreign policy in 2012 Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Geopolitical Review 2011 – Egyptian Uprising, Regime Change, Muslim Brotherhood

Another part of the Geopolitical Review of 2011, written by Andrea Teti, about Egyptian Uprising, Regime Change, Muslim Brotherhood (Reform, Democracy, Islamists, Salafi Parties, Human Rights, Hosni, Mubarak, NDP, NGOs, Crackdown) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Geopolitical Review 2011 – global events and US foreign policy

Another part of the Geopolitical Review of 2011, written by Saul Cohen, about global events and US foreign policy (Arab Spring, Chinese, American, Global Century, Pacific Rim, Great, Regional, Soft, World Powers, Leaders, Republican Presidential Candidates) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Andrea Teti: Middle East – political reforms, regional powers and external actors

Interview with Andrea Teti about Middle East: political reforms, regional powers and external actors (human rights, China, Russia, West) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Andrea Teti: Middle East – resource scarcity, hydrocarbons and hydropolitics

Interview with Andrea Teti about Resource scarcity, hydrocarbons and hydropolitics in the Middle East (Oil, Gas, Fresh Water) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Julien Mercille: US foreign policy towards Iran

Interview with Julien Mercille about US foreign policy towards Iran (Radical Geopolitics, Nuclear Program, Barack Obama) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Mahdi Ahouie: Iran’s foreign policy objectives, security concerns, global position

Interview with Mahdi Ahouie about Iran: foreign policy objectives, security concerns, global position (Revolution, Ayatollah Khomeini, Mohammad Mossadeq, Reza Shah, Iraq, Arab) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Mahdi Ahouie: Iran’s nuclear program, Bushehr, Non Proliferation Treaty

Interview with Mahdi Ahouie about Iran: nuclear program, Bushehr, Non Proliferation Treaty (power plant, reactor, International Atomic Energy Agency, highly enriched uranium) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Mahdi Ahouie: Iran’s relationship with China, India and Russia

Interview with Mahdi Ahouie about Iran: its relationship with China, India and Russia (oil and gas industry, foreign direct investments, economic, technological cooperation, ties, trade balance) Continue reading

05/01/2015
by Leonhardt van Efferink
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Mahdi Ahouie: Iran’s geographic complexity, defensive capacity, US military invasion

Interview with Mahdi Ahouie about Iran: US military invasion, geographic complexity, defensive capacity (land attack, containment, incentives based approach, domestic resistance) Continue reading