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LIGNET: Hopes For Peace Dim As Tehran Lashes Out

By LIGNET Wires   |   Friday, 24 Feb 2012 01:58 PM

The war of words between Iran, Israel, and the West reached fever pitch this week, likely ending hopes for a diplomatic solution to the high-stakes standoff. Isolated and on the ropes, Tehran is antipathetic toward any kind of concessions and seems bent on proving its willingness to employ hostile measures to defy its critics. The question remains: How far will Tehran go to make its point?

Click HERE to read the full analysis from intelligence experts at LIGNET.com.

Maldives: Democracy on the Line After President’s Ouster

Turmoil in the Maldives following the first democratically elected president’s ouster this month has caused a ripple of concern through the international community. Not only could the Maldives become another stage for a radical Islamist movement, but given its strategic location in the Indian Ocean, the flow of oil out of the Persian Gulf could be jeopardized.

Click Here to read the full analysis of the situation in the Maldives, at LIGNET.com.

Cuts Weakening UK Military’s Global Power

Deep cuts to the UK’s defense budget are starting to impact the military and are forcing British officials to make difficult decisions on reducing the country’s global military presence.

Click HERE to read the full analysis from security experts at LIGNET.com.

The New Greek Bailout: Beggar Thy Greece?

The bailout approved this week will provide another short-term fix to Greece’s debt crisis but experts are raising questions about its actual purpose. According to a report on Greek debt sustainability by the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the European Commission, Europe’s bailout of Greece is prone to grave risks.

Click HERE to read the full analysis from security experts at LIGNET.com.



Iran Isreal and the West
An Iranian worker puts the final touches on a mural painting on a building west of Tehran on February 21, depicting late Major General Hossein Kharazi, who was killed during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war. Murals like this reflect Iran’s 'martyr' culture, celebrating those who have given their lives for the Islamic Republic. (BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

 



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