Iran - The Trawler.org
India has cast its vote on Syria with the West and the Arab League and, in doing so, it has lost a solid opportunity to form a collective stand on an issue of international security with the BRIC countries. Its vote also does not necessarily place it on the ‘right side of history’, argues Atul Aneja, as shifts in the global balance of economic power mean that emerging powers are more capable than ever of asserting themselves on the international political stage. Aneja also points out that while some argue that India’s vote was the result of a great balancing act it undertook between Iran and Saudi Arabia, from a strategic perspective, India seems to have under-appreciated the importance of Iran.Regime change in Syria may push an isolated Iran to develop the atomic bomb and permanently change the regional balance of power — a situation that does not suit India’s larger interests in West Asia.(link to article here)
An on-again off-again op-ed contributor to the LA Times, Bruce Ackerman, also one of the foremost legal scholars in the US, provides a legal case arguing against US action against the Iranian regime.