Various Euro bills. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Alexa van Sickle, Assistant Editor, International Institute for Strategic Studies, August 28, 2012
‘The euro is irreversible’ – Klaus Regling, head of the European Union’s bailout fund, says the EU is moving in the right direction after its debt crisis, but that Greece’s future in the eurozone depends on its progress in meeting the terms of its bailout… (more) http://ow.ly/1maM1P
Klaus Regling (photo: IISS)
International Institute for Strategic Studies, Fullerton Lecture, 24 August 2012
The EU response to the eurozone crisis is producing results said Klaus Regling, CEO of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), in the fifth IISS Fullerton Lecture, ‘The Euro and the Future of Europe’ in Singapore. http://ow.ly/1m751H
Map of predominantly Sunni or Shi’a regions in the world (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Emile Hokayem, Senior Fellow for Regional Security, IISS-Middle East, July 29, 2012
These days, there is a dark meta-narrative spreading in parts of the Arab world and beyond: if the previous decade was that of Shia ascendancy, this one will be about the revenge of the Sunnis. (more) http://ow.ly/1lJ7ey
IISS: 25 July 2012 – – IISS Experts Commentary – It’s Time to Engage Iran, Russia on Syria
IISS: It’s Time to Engage Iran, Russia on Syria – The battle for Syria is best understood as the epicenter and early… http://ow.ly/1lEaH5
Cascades of gas centrifuges are used to enrich uranium ore to concentrate its fissionable isotopes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
(Agence France Presse) July 13, 2012
“Most Western intelligence agencies believe that Iran has not made the decision to acquire a nuclear weapon, but is amassing the capability to weaponise when it decides to do so,” analyst Dina Esfandiary of the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies told AFP.
“He (Sawers) seems to be completely glossing over that,” she said.
“At the moment, Iran has enough low-enriched uranium for four or five bombs if further enriched,” she said, explaining that only highly-enriched uranium can be used for weapons. (more) http://ow.ly/1louLh