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Looking history in the face in Iran

DR TERRY LACEY Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is not feeling quite as supreme as he did. (Jakarta Post 20.06.09). President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looks off balance. He won the election with a big majority. But his opponents seem stronger.Ken Ballen and Patrick Doherty confirmed in …

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Looking history in the face in Iran

By: DR TERRY LACEY Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is not feeling quite as supreme as he did. (Jakarta Post 20.06.09). President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looks off balance. He won the election with a big majority. But his opponents seem stronger.Ken Ballen and Patrick Doherty confirmed …

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From Egypt to promised land

DR TERRY LACEY The last thing anyone wants to do is to discourage the attempt by President Obama in his Cairo speech at a fresh start both in relations with the Muslim world, and on the Middle East peace process. But the road-map and its …

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President Obama: political Islam and progress

BY DR TERRY LACEY In Cairo President Barack Obama has to show if he can make a break with the illusions of the Bush legacy as far as the Muslim world is concerned.Arief Munandar, recently reviewed The Illusion of an Islamic State: Expansion of Transnational …

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President Obama: political Islam and progress

BY DR TERRY LACEY In Cairo President Barack Obama has to show if he can make a break with the illusions of the Bush legacy as far as the Muslim world is concerned.Arief Munandar, recently reviewed The Illusion of an Islamic State: Expansion of Transnational …

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BY DR TERRY LACEY In Cairo President Barack Obama has to show if he can make a break with the illusions of the Bush legacy as far as the Muslim world is concerned.Arief Munandar, recently reviewed The Illusion of an Islamic State: Expansion of Transnational …

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Islam and illusions

DR TERRY LACEY In Cairo President Barack Obama has to show if he can make a break with the illusions of the Bush legacy as far as the Muslim world is concerned.Arief Munandar, recently reviewed The Illusion of an Islamic State: Expansion of Transnational Islamist …

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Islam and illusions

DR TERRY LACEY In Cairo President Barack Obama has to show if he can make a break with the illusions of the Bush legacy as far as the Muslim world is concerned.Arief Munandar, recently reviewed The Illusion of an Islamic State: Expansion of Transnational Islamist …

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Operation against militants needs to avoid collateral damage

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI The ongoing army action in Swat and Malakand seems to have been launched without any prior home work. Consequentially, the peace-loving citizens have been hard hit as they have not been segregated from the militants who are launching a guerilla warfare and …

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Fear of Islam or fear of the future?

DR TERRY LACEY There are fears in Indonesia that the electorally powerful emerging coalition between President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) and his victorious Democratic Party, which won the April 9th general election and four Islamic or Islam-based political parties, led by the Prosperous Justice Party …

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