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Eurasia Security Watch - No. 262
Bulletins - July 3, 2012
 

Questions remain about Morsi's authority; Turkey contemplates options after Syria downs warplane; Where have all the Kyrgyz children gone; U.S., Israel to hold 'dress rehearsal' for potential military conflict with Iran

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 121
Bulletins - July 3, 2012
 

The logic behind the IRGC's expanding empire; Iran struggles with addiction; Iran bolsters naval capabilities...; ...As regional neighbors scramble to adapt; Iran's latest ploy to skirt sanctions

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1787
Bulletins - June 29, 2012
 

Rights council resigns en masse;
Former finance minister: economic problems on the horizon

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 261
Bulletins - June 27, 2012
 

The failed UN Syria mission; The house of Saud names a new crown prince; Palestinian anti-corruption court: a step forward or a political ploy?; Is the Assad regime beginning to crack?

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1785
Bulletins - June 21, 2012
 

Ahead of nuclear parlay, Putin and Ahmadinejad find common cause;
Battle lines drawn between Kremlin, opposition forces

 
Why Iran Covets Brazil
Articles - June 20, 2012
 

On Wednesday, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad touched down in Brazil for his first state visit to the South American nation since 2009. The ostensible reason is to attend the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development, a high-profile gathering of more than 100 heads of state taking place in Rio de Janeiro. But high on Ahmadinejad’s priority list is an important bit of diplomacy: reinvigorating the once-robust ties between Tehran and Brasilia. For Iran, Brazil is a potential economic lifeline in the face of mounting international pressure.

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1784
Bulletins - June 14, 2012
 
Russian Orthodox Church backs the Syrian status quo;
The Duma take a stand against new assembly law - albeit briefly
 
Backsliding in Beijing
Articles - June 14, 2012
 

After early signs it might try to exert pressure on Iran, China seems to be easing up. Unfortunately for the West, all roads lead through Beijing.

 
In Negotiating Over Nukes, Iran Holds The Upper Hand
Articles - June 1, 2012
 

When it comes to international diplomacy, success tends to be in the eye of the beholder. That’s certainly been the case in the latest bout of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.

 
Global sanctions on Iran are working; relaxing them now would be foolhardy
Articles - May 31, 2012
 

Calls to ease sanctions on Iran to spur global negotiations over its nuclear program will backfire, making a deal far less likely and greatly raising the risk of an Israeli military strike to cripple the program.

To its proponents, sanctions-easing is a necessary confidence-boosting measure to assure Iran that the United States and the other "P5+1" negotiators - Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China - want a deal.