Artículos con la etiqueta ‘medio oriente’

Iran, US: Islamic Revolution Turns 35

Por • 13 feb, 2014 • Category: Internacionales

On February 11, 1979 the world saw one of the most momentous events of the XX century. 35 years ago the leader of the first Islamic revolution ayatollah Khomeini solemnly declared victory. It was the end of the shah power that had lasted for 2500 years. The power went to spiritual leaders. The major part of Iranian people never adopted radical westernization and one-sided orientation on the United States, it supported the revolutionary slogan “Independence and freedom!” Today Iranians’ aspiration to preserve their national and state originality is as relevant as the ongoing stand-off with the USA.



China widens stride on Middle East stage

Por • 14 may, 2013 • Category: Política

The Chinese themselves are very uncertain and often unprepared to accept a new role as mediator. But the opportunity does not allow hesitation. Certainly, being realistic Beijing is not expecting to achieve peace in Jerusalem, but at least would like more knowledge and relationships in an area that is increasingly important for its national interests – while also being one of rapid disintegration. China is extremely cautious and Europe is politically very fragmented. These two elements are powerful brakes on the forces that potentially draw the agendas of Europe and China together. But the momentum could become unstoppable with time as instability in the Middle East is growing and nobody is really clear about what to do about it.



China not ready to tackle Mideast peace

Por • 14 may, 2013 • Category: Internacionales

It has been speculated that China’s reception of Israel and the Palestinian Authority shows a new appetite for taking on a role as a broker in that and other conflicts in the Middle East. Nonetheless, I see China’s reception as a desire to exert more influence in the international community. And the image of being involved is important for China. Nonetheless, I see China’s reception as a desire to exert more influence in the international community. And the image of being involved is important for China. China is still not playing a leading role in the peace process of the Middle East. China and the EU prefer to influence the two sides of the conflict economically. It will need time to see whether China is willing to devote more time and political influence to solving the conflict.



Irán, la destrucción necesaria

Por • 26 mar, 2013 • Category: Internacionales

¡Hay que destruir Irán! ¡Hay que sumirlo nuevamente en «la edad de piedra»!, como se acostumbra decir en Israel! ¡Lo mismo que ya ha sucedido a unos cuantos enemigos de Estados Unidos y del sistema que promueve Washington! Fue esa la suerte de Irak, de Afganistán y, hace ya 67 años, de la Alemania derrotada. Pues sí, hay que destruir Irán como sea, por lógica y a cualquier costo, incluso si ello da lugar a un conflicto regional o mundial imposible de controlar. Algunas declaraciones oficiales de China y Rusia contemplan esa posibilidad. China, superpotencia militar, ya ha multiplicado en estos últimos años las advertencias en cuanto a las situaciones incontrolables que podrían producirse en el Medio Oriente, región de crisis que ya cuenta 60 años de inestabilidad permanente, especialmente en los últimos 20 años. Esas crisis van en aumento y las tensiones Este-Oeste van a la par, a tal punto que se puede hablar de guerra fría, y esto se hace cada día más claro en el contexto de la crisis siria. Destruir Irán, es decir desmantelar sus estructuras políticas y sociales de manera duradera y sumir a ese país en un caos de larga duración, como ya se hizo con la guerra civil iraquí de baja intensidad, será el resultado de un sistema complejo de engranajes que ponen en juego numerosos factores, dirigidos todos hacia un objetivo único, al extremo que el conjunto termina pareciéndose mucho a una especie de fatalidad inevitable.



Mursi reajusta sus vínculos con EE.UU.

Por • 27 sep, 2012 • Category: Política

La confusión mental estadounidense sobre Egipto terminó el fin de semana pasado, solo nueve días después que el presidente Barack Obama hiciera su famoso comentario en una entrevista televisada diciendo que no está seguro de que el Egipto post Hosni Mubarak sea un aliado de EE.UU. En una entrevista con The New York Times el sábado, el presidente egipcio Mohamed Mursi se ofreció a aclarar la confusión. Cuando se le preguntó si Egipto es un aliado, Mursi respondió sonriendo: “Depende de su definición de aliado”. Luego sugirió servicialmente que los dos países son “verdaderos amigos”.



Syria and “Conspiracy Theories”: It is a Conspiracy

Por • 6 mar, 2012 • Category: Internacionales

“Influencing the SARG (Syrian Arab Regime Government) in the end of 2006.”
The proposals would need to be: “fleshed out and converted into real actions and we need to be ready to move quickly to take advantage of such opportunities.” (no, not a Le Carré, Forsyth, or Fleming, “diplomat” in Damascus.)“As the end of 2006 approaches” wrote Roebuck, “Bashar appears … stronger than he has done in two years. The country is economically stable …regional issues seem to be going Syria’s way.”However: “vulnerabilities and looming issues may provide opportunities to up the pressure on Bashar … some of these vulnerabilities “(including the complexities with Lebanon)”… “can be exploited to put pressure on the regime. Actions that cause Bashar to lose balance, and increase his insecurity, are in our interest.” The President’s: “ mistakes are hard to predict and benefits may vary, if we are prepared to move quickly and take advantage of opportunities …”A “vulnerability”, wrote Roebuck, was Bashar al Assad’s protection of: “Syria’s dignity and international reputation.” Pride and “protection”, clearly a shocking concept



A dragon dance in the Negev

Por • 3 feb, 2012 • Category: Internacionales

Amid the cacophony of the war drums beating in the Persian Gulf and in the Levant, it almost went unnoticed that the exchange of greetings between Beijing and Tel Aviv last week marking the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries acquired a sudden verve that went far beyond the calls of mere protocol. China’s Middle East diplomacy is adroitly advancing three parallel tracks engaging Iran, GCC states and Israel. This may seem improbable against the backdrop of the rise of Iran and the concomitant hostility it arouses in Israel and the GCC states. But Beijing sees no contradiction here, and is striving to make the three tracks even complement each other. Conceivably, one day they well might. Clearly, Israel and China are poised to enter a profound and highly strategic engagement. Netanyahu told a cabinet meeting in Tel Aviv on Sunday that he intended to develop the proposed rail and road networks joining Eilat to northern Israel as a “junction between continents”. He went on to flag China’s interest in the project.



The Eurasian Triple Entente: Touch Iran in a War, You Will Hear Russia and China

Por • 24 ene, 2012 • Category: Internacionales

Despite the areas of difference and the rivalries between Moscow and Tehran, Russian and Iranian ties are increasing. Both Russia and Iran share many commonalities. They are both major energy exporters, have deeply seated interests in the South Caucasus, oppose NATO’s missile shield, and want to keep the U.S. and E.U. from controlling the energy corridors around the Caspian Sea Basin. Moscow and Tehran also share many of the same allies, from Armenia, Tajikistan, and Belarus to Syria and Venezuela. Yet, above all things, both republics are also two of Washington’s main geo-strategic targets. With the inclusion of the Chinese, the Russian Federation and Iran are widely considered to be allies and partners. Together the Russia Federation, the People’s Republic of China, and the Islamic Republic of Iran form a barrier against the United States. The three form this through a triple alliance that is the core of a Eurasian coalition resisting Washington’s encroachment into Eurasia and America’s quest for global hegemony.



On current situation in Syria

Por • 24 ene, 2012 • Category: Política

The current situation in Syria remains one of the most important components of the Middle Eastern and international policies. Using Syria’s domestic crisis and pursuing their own goals NATO’s leading states, Israel, Turkey and the monarchies of the Persian Gulf are trying to undermine the Syrian regime. Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria I have made two trips to that country as a member of international delegations in August 2011 and in January 2012. If we watch the dynamics of situation’s development over that period on the one hand we can state intensification of terrorist groups in Syria and on the other hand we see a broader people’s support of President Bashar Assad and a clear demarcation of political forces’ positions.



Defensa Petrov

Por • 25 nov, 2011 • Category: Nacionales

La jugada rusa en el Mediterráneo Oriental ha sido desplegar poder de fuego y exponer sus buques ante la inestabilidad en la región, en momentos en los que el régimen sirio afronta la amenaza interna del Ejército Sirio Libre.