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     Iranian Intellectuals: From Revolution To Dissent
Author(s):  Ramin Jahanbegloo Issue No:  Spring 2007
Iranian society is undergoing a painful adjustment between the theocratic order installed by Ayatollah Khomeini and the global process of secular modernisation. While many intellectuals supported the anti-Western Islamic revolution in the beginning, the subsequent disillusion, which always follows periods of ideological ferv

     The Future Of Religion And Society In Iran
Author(s):  Rasool Nafisi Issue No:  Spring 2007
After nearly three decades of theocratic rule, Iran’s society is oscillating between opposing tendencies: the theological fundamentalism of the Shi‘ite clergy in the line of Ayatollah Khomeini on the one hand and the modernising, reformist and secular movements inspired by the West and national history on the other. The youth especially is

     Iran's Quest For A Nuclear Weapons Capability: The Proliferatio Puzzle Re-Visited
Author(s):  Nitya Singh Issue No:  Spring 2007
This article analyses the rationale behind a state’s desire to develop nuclear weapons capability. Using a combination of theories from the field of Management (brand management and equity) and Comparative Politics (a path-dependant historical institutional approach), variables are identified and a domestic mo

     Iran-UK Stand Off: A Clash Of Civilisations
Author(s):  K Ganjendra Singh Issue No:  Spring 2007
When the British and the Iranians are on opposite sides—the wily Albion and the exponents of taqiyya (the art of dissimulation)—nothing is as simple as it appears. This article unravels the various threads of the East–West conflict, as old as history itself, in the arena of some of the earliest civilisations, with the Euphrates

     The Persian Lion And The Crescent
Author(s):  James Leigh Issue No:  Spring 2007
Iran is trying to spread its militant revolutionary brand of Islam and lead other Middle Eastern nations into a multinational, energy-rich coalition which may become a universal Islamic caliphate. This potential superpower is rising as the world fragments into continental and civilisation-based political blocs. This could set the stage for a confrontati

     TRILATERAL COOPERATION IN THE ENERGY RESOURCES SECTOR BETWEEN CHINA, INDIA, RUSSIA
Author(s):  Xia Yishan Issue No:  Vol 8 No 1
The three greatest powers of Asia are contiguous and have complementary, mutual interests in the critical area of energy security. While Russia is a major producer of oil and gas, China and Russia need stable supplies of both in rapidly growing amounts. Trilateral cooperation for

     GEOPOLITICS OF THE NEW CENTRAL ASIA
Author(s):  Dashdorjiin Bayarkhuu Issue No:  Vol 8 No 1
Central Asia attracts worldwide interest because of the region’s strategic location and natural resources. As a result, the USA and various continental powers are varying for influence but the cause of peaceful regional development is best served by security cooperation and economic integration across Asia.

     RUSSIA, CHINA AND INDIA: CONTEXT FOR INTERACTION
Author(s):  Mikhail Titarenko Issue No:  Vol 8 No 4
The reaffirmation of the Panchsheel as a code of conduct in international relations by China, India and Russia is an important step towards the emergence of a polycentric world order which, under the auspices of a reformed UNO, is bound to replace the current unstable "unipolar" system. Bilate

     FACING TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY CHALLENGES ON THE FOUNDATION OF PANCHSHEEL
Author(s):  C V Ranganathan Issue No:  Vol 8 No 4
The proclamation of Panchsheel as the basis of their foreign policies by the governments of India and China in 1954 led to the launch of the Non-Aligned Movement in the wake of the 1955 Bandung Conference. Russia since then has consistently expressed support for those principles which provide a useful region

     THE EURASIAN LAND BRIDGE
Author(s):  Jonathan Tennenbaum Issue No:  Vol 8 No 1
The world may be on the brink of a massive economic depression caused by the unsustainable neoliberal speculative globalisation process. Integrating Europe and Asia through large-scale infrastructure development could ensure widespread economic growth for several

     THE EURASIAN SAGA: PRESENCE OF THE PAST
Author(s):  Come Carpetier de Gourdon Issue No:  Vol 8 No 1
Since the dawn of time peoples and cultures have migrated and propagated across the length and breadth of Eurasia. This shared past dictates that Eurasian nations should form an economic and political union to restore the balance of power and maintain global peace.