Archive: July 09, 2006 - July 15, 2006

Where Is the Conflict Headed?

As the confrontation between Israel and Lebanon continues to escalate, online commentators are seeking to answer whether Israel and Hezbollah can achieve their stated goals. A quick look at where things stand going into the G8 weekend: Hezbollah secretary general...

By Jefferson Morley | July 15, 2006; 12:20 PM ET | Comments (234)

Nasrallah Gambles for Hezbollah

Hezbollah's capture of two Israeli soldiers is a trademark gambit of the group's secretary general Hasan Nasrallah, according to Middle East online observers. Nasrallah, who will be 46 years old on Friday, is seen by friend and foe alike as...

By Jefferson Morley | July 13, 2006; 6:36 PM ET | Comments (260)

Putin's Russia -- Case Study in Media Control

Starting Saturday, the leaders of the world's wealthiest democracies will for the first time hold a major summit meeting in a country without a free press. The heads of states attending the 32nd annual G-8 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia,...

By Editors | July 13, 2006; 8:55 AM ET | Comments (8)

India Links Bombay Blast to Kashmir Conflict

In the Indian press, the bombs that exploded today in Bombay are linked to a string of grenade attacks earlier in the day in Srinagar, the capital of India's portion of the divided Kashmir province. The grenade attacks reportedly killed...

By Jefferson Morley | July 11, 2006; 2:41 PM ET | Comments (105)

North Korea in the Eyes of Iran

As the U.S. tries to unite a divided international community around its its strategy over North Korea, Iran finds itself in an unusual position in the nuclear proliferation diplomacy wars -- as spectator. It's probably no surprise that North Korea's...

By Jefferson Morley | July 11, 2006; 8:42 AM ET | Comments (11)


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