Links for 2009-07-26

  • Zakaria: Turmoil in Tehran | – Per Zakaria l’Occidente non deve negoziare con Tehran, ma pensare al containment del regime iraniano che va verso una tradizionale dittatura militare mediorientale, destinata ad essere strutturalmente fragile e con una crescente opposizione interna: “The hyperbole in America and Israel about apocalyptic mullahs with nukes missed the big story in Iran, which was that the mullahs were not apocalyptic, and they were fading in influence anyway. One might have said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is losing its distinct religious basis of power and becoming another Middle Eastern dictatorship—except that it now hosts an opposition movement that does not seem ready to quiet down.”